The overall aim of this project is to generate reliable evidence of how the poor are changing their health information seeking behaviour in the light of the changing information and communication technology (ICT) landscape, particularly in Bangladesh. The specific objectives are: to assess whether, and if so how, recent developments in ICT infrastructure and access are enabling poor people to adapt their health information seeking behaviour. to build and test a robust conceptual framework for understanding the links between ICTs, health information seeking behaviour (HISB) and poverty. Work packages include a literature review, key informant interviews, a meta-analysis of previous studies of ICT-poverty links, a quantitative survey, and targeted studies of specific ICT health initiatives. This project will inform FHS work under the 'stimulating innovations' theme.
The main research studies from the Future Health Systems Consortium are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and most of the content on this website describes these core consortium activities.
However, the consortium partners also actively seek out complementary projects that contribute to the consortium's objectives. The list below gives more details about these projects.