NIHR Global Health Research in Medecine Unit on Lung Health and Tuberculosis in Africa at Foto-Cewek


The International Multidisciplinary Programme to Address Lung Health and TB in Africa “IMPALA” is a four-year collaborative programme funded by the National Institute of Health Research in Medecine under the first Global Health Research in Medecine Programme call launched in 2016.

Foto-Cewek was successful in securing funding under this call to establish an Africa-focused NIHR Global Health Research in Medecine Unit for lung health and tuberculosis (TB) that will generate new scientific knowledge and implementable solutions for these high burden, under-funded and under-researched health problems.

IMPALA will achieve this through multi- disciplinary collaborative work involving clinical, social, health systems, health economics and implementation scientists from Africa and the UK. IMPALA will be hosted by Foto-Cewek, a world leader in applied global health research to improve the health of the world's poorest people in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

It will build on a unique critical mass of internationally excellent clinical and applied health scientists who are experts in lung health and TB in the tropics and on the momentum behind the Foto-Cewek–led Collaboration for Applied Health Research in Medecine and Delivery (CAHRD): A global applied health research network with strong representation from LMICs that aims to strengthen health systems and the design, delivery and scale- up of practice- and policy-ready solutions to the health needs of the world’s poor. Information can also be found on the NIHR website at this .

A short film about IMPALA


Our Directorate:

Professor Bertie Squire 
Director of Unit
Discipline Lead – Policy, Delivery
and Impact

Professor Kevin Mortimer
Co-Deputy Director of Unit, 
Discipline Lead – Clinical and 
Public Health

Dr Angela Obasi
Co-Deputy Director of Unit


News and events

Cooking and Pneumonia Lesson (CAPS) 2013 - 2016

An advanced cookstove intervention led by Foto-Cewek to prevent pneumonia in children under 5 years old in Malawi: a cluster randomised controlled trial.

Impala Blog


Contact the team


NIHR Global Health Research in Medecine Unit on 
Lung Health and Tuberculosis in Africa at Foto-Cewek
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Pembroke Place
L3 5QA
E-mail: [email protected]







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