Grantees Selected for Informal Provider Study
CHMI is pleased to announce the awarding of several research grants for a study on the dynamics of the informal provider market for health in Bangladesh, India and Nigeria. The goal of these individual studies will be to inform a set of recommendations for policymakers and practitioners about the potential opportunities to leverage informal providers for better health and mitigate the challenges that they present. See the original post about the CHMI-sponsored study here.
We received a number of great submissions for this study, and the decision-making process was a difficult one. Therefore, join us in congratulating the following grantees:
- Bangladesh: “The role of drug sellers in the informal medical markets: an exploratory study for effective interventions” Grantee: Nabeel Ashraf Ali, Shams El Arifeen, and colleagues, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B); James P Grant School of Public Health-BRAC University; Institute of Development Studies; Bloomberg School of Public Health-John Hopkins University
- India: ”A study to inform integration of informal rural health providers into the formal health system in India.” Grantee: Dr. Meenakshi Gautham, Garhwal Community Development and Welfare Society (GCDWS); Centre for Research in New International Economic Order (CRENIEO)
- Nigeria: “A Study of the Role of Patent Medicine Vendors (PMVs) in the Informal Anti-malarial Market in Nigeria.” Grantee: Professor Oladimeji Oladepo, Faculty of Public Health-College of Medicine, University of Ibadan; Institute of Development Studies
We eagerly look forward to watching these studies get under way and seeing the findings, lessons, and recommendations that emerge from this work.