Cross-cutting themes

Strong leadership combined with innovative activities across our four core cross-cutting themes is vital to the success of the Centre for IMPACT.

Theme E: Monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL)
Theme F: Training and capacity strengthening
Theme G: Knowledge exchange

The Centre will establish a sustainable partnership between national experts in cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, mental health and health systems, world leaders in health economics and trial-based evaluations, national and regional policymakers, and communities.

We will use a variety of dissemination channels to make our findings accessible to relevant audiences. By co-producing high-quality competitive and scalable research, creating a diverse group of world class academic leaders in non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and helping institutions in transforming to regional NCD knowledge hubs, our Centre will bring significant health, societal and economic benefits to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Theme H: Community engagement and involvement

The Community Engagement and Involvement Working Group, including researchers, patients and the public will oversee development and monitor delivery of a tailored Community Engagement and Involvement strategy for the Centre for IMPACT that:

  1. Identifies and addresses training needs of the range of stakeholders.
  2. Pays attention to and tackles inherent power imbalances between different groups.
  3. Values the expertise and unique perspectives of those living with the health problem being researched.

This includes, for example, ensuring appropriate reimbursement, creating an environment in which everyone is empowered to share their views, and equitable involvement in decision-making.