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University of Warwick on improving slum health

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An amount of more than £5 million is received by the University of Warwick in order to enhance delivery of healthcare to underprivileged people in the world. This has been an award to the university’s medical school to render care to people in Africa and Asia and also to collaborate with government officials to bring in the changes that are needed.

The university is also said to put in £717,988. The first step of the project will be to analyze the facilities that are given currently and to determine how that is divided in six slums across Africa and Asia. The costs including health services in every slum, of patients and their household will be monitored by the researchers and new plans and structures will be developed in order to help deal with critical issues such as infections, malnutrition and child birth along with the help of better health service delivery.

According to Richard Liford, Professor of Public Health and Pro-Dean (research) at Warwick Medical School, several people who live in the slum go to clinics that are under qualified or low in quality or clinics that are run by charitable trusts, which are unable to provide healthcare facilities to the core. This has a negative impact on the health of individual as well as the population. Liford claims that their effort will enhance the organization and prove to be beneficial for the underprivileged as they will receive required healthcare facilities along with their expenses identified and a plan to tackle issues in their household that lead to critical issue.

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