Dr Logan Manikam, Valentina Vos, Ysabelle Boo, Omar Risk & Yasmin Bou Karim on behalf of the Kent Resilience Forum (population size 1.9 million) have recently published a multi-stakeholder plan detailing COVID-19 outbreak prevention, identification and response for Kent & Medway.
OPERATIONALISING A ONE HEALTH APPROACH TO REDUCE THE INFECTION AND ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE (AMR) BURDEN IN UNDER-5 YEAR OLD URBAN SLUM DWELLERS: THE CHILDHOOD INFECTIONS AND POLLUTION (CHIP) CONSORTIUM
A new article has been published by Dr Logan Manikam, Yasmin Bou Karim, MPH, Yebeen Ysabelle Boo, Shereen Al Laham, Ria Marwaha, Dr Priti Parikh & Prof Monica Lakhanpaul, on behalf of the CHIP Consortium, on "Operationalising a One Health approach to reduce the infection and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) burden in under-5-year-old urban slum dwellers: The Childhood Infections and Pollution (CHIP) Consortium" in the One Health journal. To read more: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.onehlt.2020.100144
The paper presents a conceptual map of the potential One Health factors associated with infections and AMR.
CHIP Consortium: Prof Factor-Litvak Pam , Dr Dewi Nur Aisyah, Prof Wiku Adisasmito, Prof Muki Haklay, Dr Emily Nix, Dr Hector Altamirano-Medina, Dr Neha Batura, Dr Alexandra Albert, Dr Clare Llewellyn, Dr Rajesh Khanna, Sanjay Sharma, Satya Pattaniak, Dr Prejit Nambiar, Dr Sanweer khatoon, DR KAUSHIK SARKAR MD, Dr Rajendra Prasad, Hemant Chaturvedi, Jacob Paulose, Dr Rajmohan Panda, Dr Pradeep Kumar Srivastava, Radhika Sharma, Prof Rajib Dasgupta, Prof Erika Ota, Obaidur Rahman, Prof Joseph Malik, Prof Keiji Fukuda, Dr HEIN MIN TUN, Dr Mahendra Perera, Dr Nancy Leung, Dr Rintaro Mori, Chyntia Mayadewi.
UCL, The University of Hong Kong, Save the Children, India
ACCEPTED ABSTRACT AT THE UK IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE RESEARCH CONFERENCE
We are pleased to announce that our NEON team at UCL, London Borough of Newham, London Borough of Tower Hamlets (Dr Logan Manikam, Shereen Al Laham, Dr Michelle Heys, Dr Clare Llewellyn, Dr Neha Batura, Prof Andrew Hayward, Yasmin Bou Karim, Jenny Gilmour, Kelley Webb-Martin, Carol Irish, Chanel Edwards, and Prof Monica Lakhanpaul) have submitted an abstract entitled “Implementation science in marginalised poorly resourced communities: a case study using the Nurture Early for Optimal Nutrition (NEON) intervention to improve infant feeding, care and dental hygiene practices in South Asian infants aged < 2 years in East London” and it has been accepted for oral presentation where Shereen Al Laham will present it at the
3rd UK Implementation Science Research Conference. The conference will be held online on 16th-17th July 2020, and the abstract will be published as a special collection within the Implementation Science journal.
We hosted a full-day webinar on the 4th February 2020 live from the CHIP Consortium Workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia, to discuss our research progress and upcoming plans.
CHIP CONSORTIUM WORKSHOP IN JAKARTA
The CHIP Consortium Workshop will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia 4th-7th February 2020.
Jointly organized by Aceso & Indonesia One Health Network (INDOHUN).
A workshop for all members of the consortium involved in CHIP to discuss the research thus-far, future plans, and feedback.
RAPID RESPONSE: DELIVERING COST-EFFECTIVE HEALTHCARE THROUGH REVERSE INNOVATION
Dr Logan Manikam and the rest of the NEON study team have responded to Skopec et al's article "Delivering cost effective healthcare through reverse innovation".
This presents how the UK healthcare system could benefit from adopting cost-effective innovations from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), highlighting our NEON study as an innovation that is currently being co-developed and evaluated in the UK by our team.
Dr Logan Manikam, our Director, has been awarded a prestegious NIHR Fellowship, a total of £805,844, to undertake the NEON trial in the London boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Newham. He'll be supported by Shereen Al Laham & rest of the Aceso GHC team.
Our Childhood Infection and Pollution (CHIP) researchers will travel to Antofagasta, Chile on 1st - 8th December 2019, to conduct the Feasibility Stage 1 Research.
The visit will include meeting of the communities, social mapping, interviews and other aspects introduced in the Feasibility Stage 1 study.
CHILDHOOD INFECTIONS AND POLLUTION (CHIP) RESEARCH UPDATE
Our most recent visits were to Jaipur, India (September) and Jakarta, Indonesia (October) where we conducted the first stage of feasibility studies. During these visits, we interviewed members and leaders (champions) of the communities, and started initial research through social mapping, interviews and transect walks of the area.
More information on CHIP, our aims and upcoming events accessible through the link below.
YUSUF HAMIED AWARD
Professor Pam Factor-Litvak, Co-Investigator of CHIP & Vice Dean of Research at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, has been awarded the Yusuf Hamied Fellowship Award of $15,000 towards future research and fellowship activities in India.
NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH HKU WILL SUPPORT HEALTH, POVERTY AND WATER SECURITY RESEARCH
The Childhood Infection and Pollution (CHIP) project recently received funding of £20,000, shared between Dr Logan Manikam from UCL and Professor Joseph Malik from Hong Kong University. Click on the link below to find out more!
ACESO SYSTEMATIC REVIEW WINS BEST OF UNICEF RESEARCH 2018
"Quality improvement initiatives for hospitalized small and sick newborns in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review" was featured in Best of UNICEF Research 2018.
“Declare the past, diagnose the present, foretell the future.”
Aceso is a small consulting company established in 2013, and is based in London with a subsidiary company in New Delhi.
Named for the Greek goddess of the healing process, Aceso works towards improving public and global health through collaborative research and innovation, with a particular focus on improving child health.
Our small diverse team of research associates of academic public and health care professionals, enables us to provide high quality, innovative and evidence-based perspectives and solutions, delivering on projects related to a variety of global and public health issues.