Mixed-methods research to inform the design of an intervention to strengthen Bangladesh’s community-based health system

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Klinik / Institut / Zentrum Infektiologie - Institut für Public Health
Doktorvater / -mutter Prof. Dr. Till Bärnighausen
Ansprechpartner Dr. Pascal Geldsetzer
Kontakt (E-Mail-Adresse) pgeldsetzer@mail.harvard.edu

Beschreibung der Arbeit

Art der Arbeit
  • klinisch prospektiv
Thema der Promotion Mixed-methods research to inform the design of an intervention to strengthen Bangladesh’s community-based health system
Voraussichtliche Dauer (in Monaten) 6-9
davon in Vollzeit (in Monaten) 6
Startzeitpunkt flexible
Methoden

Semi-structured qualitative interviews with healthcare workers, patients, and key stake holders; observations at community health centers; and quantitative surveys with healthcare workers and patients.

Zielsetzung

The aim of this formative work is to design a health systems intervention to improve Bangladeshs community-based health system. The research team would use this design to apply for funding to test its effectiveness in a randomized health systems trial. However, the formative research in and of itself is of great value and will be submitted for publication in peer-reviewed public health journals.

Rahmenbedingungen

Strukturierte Betreuung

Doctoral students will meet the supervisor on a regular basis and participate in team calls with the wider study team.

Anforderungen

- Must speak English - Must be willing to spend several months in rural Bangladesh for fieldwork - Knowledge of qualitative research methods or willingness to acquire that knowledge from books and courses (either online or at the Institute of Public Health) - Knowledge of questionnaire design and basic statistics, or willingness to acquire that knowledge

Finanzielle Unterstützung

Costs for flights to and living expenses in Bangladesh will be covered

Autorenschaft

Co-authorship on all papers arising from the project; first authorship on as many papers as the student would like to lead (e.g., three first-authored papers would certainly be possible).

Anmerkungen

Stay in rural Bangladesh for several months.

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