We conduct focused, high-quality research programs to address key health challenges in lowand middle-income countries, aiming to improve health outcomes and fill unmet needs
Our mission is to develop, evaluate, and promote innovative solutions tailored to the needs of the global South. By creating and endorsing groundbreaking products, tools, and service delivery models, we aim to make a positive impact on healthcare in low-resource settings.
We attract and mentor young talent from developing countries, nurturing their skills and competencies for research careers. Through the creation and maintenance of research platforms, we empower indigenous researchers to undertake comprehensive studies, promoting world-class research and fostering sustainable infrastructure.
At WAFERs, our approach is centered around conducting high-quality research that addresses health priorities throughout the life-course and has a tangible impact on policy and practice. To achieve this, we adhere to three key principles:
Deep Understanding of Local Context: We demonstrate respect for and gain insight into the local context by carefully considering the socio-economic and cultural determinants of health. This includes identifying local health priorities and comprehending the unique challenges faced by health systems in the settings where we operate.
Global Networking and Knowledge Translation: WAFERs actively collaborates with leading research institutions worldwide, regional networks, and social enterprises. Through these partnerships, we aim to foster global networking and facilitate the translation of scientific evidence into actionable policy and practice. By co-creating sustainable health solutions, we ensure the dissemination of knowledge and its transformation into tangible health and socio-economic benefits for individuals and communities.
Consultant Physician in Rheumatology, University of Sheffield
Public Health expert and Medical Consultant (Senior Child Health Advisor USAID)
Director, Super soft rolls subsidiary of BMG ventures Nigeria
Physiotherapist, Researcher: Evidence Synthesis and Applied Health Research
Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Bristol University
Director, Impact Accelerator Unit, Keele University
Hon. Director, Institute for Research and Development, Sri Lanka