COMDIS-HSD is a Research Programme Consortium (RPC) funded until 2016 by UKAID. It follows on from COMDIS, a successful RPC focusing on communicable diseases which finished in 2011. We began our research on health service delivery in 2011 and currently have 25 projects across our 10 partner countries.
We carry out research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of TB, malaria, HIV and non-communicable diseases, within primary care and community settings. Our focus is on making care effective and more acceptable to patients, families and communities. This leads to better case finding, earlier diagnosis and treatment and higher treatment completion rates.
We also collaborate with universities, national NGOs and government agencies. Our relationships with these organisations are one of our key strengths and we have spent years developing and building trust to ensure the longevity of our partnerships.
The coordinating partner for COMDIS-HSD is The Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development, University of Leeds.