Funding, Partner, 4 June 2021

Digital interventions for cardiovascular health

We are delighted to share the reception of additional funding to conduct a digital health, cross-sectional project in rural Uganda.

Together with our project partners we will study the feasibility, acceptability, perception and usefulness of a mobile phone-based cardiovascular disease detection and treatment program.The digital health project entitled “IMPEDE-CVD: Human centered design to adapt and inform an integrated chronic disease management program” is funded by the German Alliance for Global Health Research through the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research. Through the IMPEDE-CVD project research meets implementation in Uganda. The goal of the project is to improve the detection and management of chronic diseases and reduce their financial burden in resource-poor communities.

In this cross-sectional project we will work along representatives from leading institutions in the field of digital global health. Prof. Dr. Dr. Till Bärnighausen and Dr. Shannon McMahon-Rössle of the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health will lead a perception study and data analysis. Dr. Julius Emmrich and Dr. Samuel Knauss from mTOMADY gGmbH are responsible for software development and adaptation. The Balamu Team is responsible for community sensitization and project implementation.