NCD Policy Development & Evaluation

This programme includes projects that seek to develop policies relating to the diagnosis and treatment of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). These projects also evaluate the impact of existing policies and interventions and seek to make recommendations to strengthen delivery of care, improve outcomes and ultimately reduce mortality among persons with NCDs.

Projects under this programme

  • Development And Evaluation of a Regional Scorecard for Sickle Cell Disease- The Neglected NCD. Investigators: Jennifer Knight-Madden, Margaret Manley, Marie-Dominique Hardy-Dessources, Isaac Oda
  • The SCD NBS Project ECHO- Lessons Learned. Investigators: Jennifer Knight-Madden, Lesley King, Carol Lord*, Melody Ennis*
  • Asset Mapping of Sickle Cell Disease Services and Support Systems – Jamaica Investigators: Georgiana Gordon-Strachan. Jennifer Knight-Madden, Nicola Skyers. Julia Rowe-Porter, Carol Lord
  • The CARICOM political declaration on non-communicable diseases, seven years on: An evaluation to accelerate further multi-sectoral implementation. Investigators: Dr Alafia Samuels (PI), Prof. Nigel Unwin (Co-PI), Dr. Madhuvanti Murphy, Prof. Karl Theodore, Dr James Hospedales, Prof. Andy Knight, Prof. John Kirton, Prof. Sir Trevor Hassell, Dr Godfrey Xuereb, Dr. Michelle Harris, Sir George Alleyne
  • Development And Evaluation of System Dynamics Methods to Engage with Policy Makers on The Prevention and Control of Diabetes in A Middle-Income Region. Investigators: Leonor Guariguata (Lead, Phd Student), Nigel Christopher Unwin (CAIHR, UWI.), Ian Richard Hambleton (CAIHR, UWI.), James David Woodcock (Centre for Diet and Activity Research, Univ of Cambridge), Cornelia Guell (European Centre for Environment and Human Health, Univ of Exeter)
  • Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs): The impact of the Barbados tax on sales of sugary drinks. Investigators: The University of the West Indies: Miriam Alvarado (University of Cambridge); Nigel Unwin (University of Cambridge), Ian Hambleton (George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre); Winston Moore (University of the West Indies); Madhuvanti M. Murphy (University of the West Indies); T. Alafia Samuels (George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre)
  • Global Diet and Physical Activity Network (GDAR). Investigator: Nick Wareham (University of Cambridge); Marshall Tulloch-Reid (UWI lead), Ian Hambleton, T. Alafia Samuels
  • Strengthening Responses to Dementia in Developing Countries (STRiDE). PI: Ishtar Govia, Co-PIs: Martin Knapp, Adelina Comas-Herrera (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • Project title: Strengthening the Jamaica Mental Health Advocacy Network (Jamhan)’S Visibility Through Mental Health/Psychosocial Support Referral Network and System for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence (GBV). Investigators: Janelle Robinson, Rochelle Amour, Ishtar Govia, Tiffany Palmer, Marissa Stubbs
  • Feasibility and Acceptability of a Virtual Savvy Caregiver Program in Jamaica. Investigators: Ishtar Govia, Glenna Brewster, Lindsay Prizer, Kenneth Hepburn, Janelle Robinson, Marissa Stubbs, Tiffany Palmer, Rochelle Amour
  • The Impact on Patients and Health Care Workers of The Inclusion of SCD In the NHF Medication Subsidy Program. Investigators: Jennifer Knight-Madden, Dr Zachary Ramsay, Dr Nicole Skyers, Dr Carol Lord