£1.5 million grant awarded to tackle psychosis in India
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In 2016, The National Institute of Health Research's (NIHR) invited UK-based universities and research institutes to submit applications to deliver applied global health research, for which £ 60 million was made available. This grant has been awarded the Warwick-India-Canada (WIC) Network at the University of Warwick, along with partners in All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi, Schizophrenia Research Foundation (SCARF) Chennai, and Douglas Hospital, McGill University Montreal, £1.5 million (almost $2 million) to work with this highly vulnerable psychosis sufferers. They have successfully developed and implemented early intervention strategies in the UK and now look to tailor these interventions for India. The 3-year project will lead to evidence-informed interventions relevant to India, such as culturally appropriate interventions for families, raising standards of care, using digital technologies to overcome infrastructure problems and helping policy makers to implement innovative community-care models...


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