Welcome to the IMPACT Programme

Welcome to the IMPACT ProgrammeIMPACT: NIHR Global Health Research Group Improving Outcomes in Mental and Physical Multimorbidity and Developing Research Capacity in South Asia


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DiaDeM programme

DiaDeM programmeVisit the DiaDeM homepage to read more about our programme which aims to develop and test a culturally appropriate treatment for depression in people with diabetes in Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Tuberculosis Multimorbidity (TBMM)

Tuberculosis Multimorbidity (TBMM)Visit our TBMM pages to read about our network of researchers, policy-makers and practitioners who are passionate about improving tuberculosis (TB) programmes and services. Tackling the problem of multimorbidity in TB.

An introduction to the IMPACT programme

Welcome to the IMPACT in South Asia programme. 

IMPACT is an NIHR Global Health Research Group: ‘Improving Outcomes in Mental and Physical Multimorbidity and Developing Research Capacity in South Asia’.

Hosted by the University of York, IMPACT is a collaboration between partners in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and the UK. The group includes researchers, clinicians, policy makers and patient and public representatives.

The aim of the IMPACT programme is to address the challenges of mental and physical multimorbidity. This affects some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in low and middle income countries.

Our vision is:

To improve the physical health of people with severe mental illness and the mental health of people with chronic physical conditions in South Asia. We bring together multidisciplinary expertise in multimorbidity, and knowledge of social, political and cultural contexts to address the critical lack of evidence on effective interventions for mental and physical multimorbidity; and to support their scale-up, sustainability, and transferability across health systems in South Asia. 

Values: Optimism; Making a difference; Inclusivity; Fairness; Compassion

  • Optimism: We work with positivity, enthusiasm and hope, creating positive impacts.
  • Making a difference: We develop new knowledge through high quality research with real world benefit.
  • Inclusivity: Diverse disciplines, cultures, geographies and perspectives strengthen and enrich our work.
  • Fairness: In the way we work and in our goals, we strive to tackle inequalities.
  • Compassion: We work with kindness, concern and empathy.

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