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Dr Eimhin Ansbro

MBBCh MSc MICGP

Research Fellow
Non-communicable Diseases in Humanitarian Settings

Room
104

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

I did my undergraduate medical training at Trinity College, Dublin and did my specialist training in General Practice (Family and Community Medicine) on the Trinity/HSE General Practice Training Scheme. I gained a Masters degree in Tropical Medicine and International Health and the DTM&H at LSHTM in 2012. Before joining LSHTM in 2016, I worked for Médecins sans Frontières in India, Jordan and the DRC, focusing on malnutrition and developing Non-Communicable Disease services.  I continue to work clinically in General Practice.

Affiliations

Development & Alumni
Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Health Services Research and Policy

Centres

Centre for Global Chronic Conditions
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre

Teaching

I teach on Conflict and Health, Epidemiology of Noncommunicable Diseases and Control of STIs modules. I am a tutor on the Public Health Masters and supervise Masters students' summer projects. Recent projects have invovled literature reviews and qualitative research on noncommunicable diseases and sustainability in humanitarian settings. I have also taught on malnutrition for the East African DTM&H and on NCDs for the MSF Global Health and Humanitarian Medicine Course and CERAH Geneva NCDs Short Course. I am an honorary lecturer at the Royal Colleges of Surgeons, Ireland.

Research

My research involves mixed methods evaluations (including costing) and implementation research. Current projects include the introduction of a cardiovascular secondary prevention polypill in MSF NCD clinics in north Lebanon and exploration of current models of care for hypertension and diabetes care in humanitarian settings with the Partnership for Change group, involving ICRC, DRC and Novo Nordisk. I am workstream co-lead for the International Alliance for Diabetes Action (IADA). I am passionate about working with humanitarian organisations to develop simplified and cost effective models of NCD care delivery in unstable or resource-constrained environments. I am also interested in applying and developing evaluation methods for complex interventions in insecure and dynamic humanitarian settings, such as causal inference.

Research Area
Clinical care
Complex interventions
Economic evaluation
Evaluation
Qualitative methods
Discipline
Medicine
Operational research
Disease and Health Conditions
Chronic disease
Non-communicable diseases
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Iraq
Jordan
Lebanon
Swaziland
Region
Middle East & North Africa (all income levels)
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

MSF experiences of providing multidisciplinary primary level NCD care for Syrian refugees and the host population in Jordan: an implementation study guided by the RE-AIM framework.
Ansbro É; Homan T; Qasem J; Bil K; Rasoul Tarawneh M; Roberts B; Perel P; Jobanputra K
2021
BMC health services research
Models of care for patients with hypertension and diabetes in humanitarian crises: a systematic review.
Jaung MS; Willis R; Sharma P; Aebischer Perone S; Frederiksen S; Truppa C; Roberts B; Perel P; Blanchet K; Ansbro É
2021
Health Policy and Planning
Delivering a primary-level non-communicable disease programme for Syrian refugees and the host population in Jordan: a descriptive costing study.
Ansbro É; Garry S; Karir V; Reddy A; Jobanputra K; Fardous T; Sadique Z
2020
HEALTH POLICY AND PLANNING
\"To die is better for me\", social suffering among Syrian refugees at a noncommunicable disease clinic in Jordan: a qualitative study.
Maconick L; Ansbro É; Ellithy S; Jobanputra K; Tarawneh M; Roberts B
2020
Conflict and health
At the heart of the conflict.
Ansbro É; Perel P
2019
Heart (British Cardiac Society)
Management of diabetes and associated costs in a complex humanitarian setting in the Democratic Republic of Congo: a retrospective cohort study.
Ansbro ÉM; Biringanine M; Caleo G; Prieto-Merino D; Sadique Z; Perel P; Jobanputra K; Roberts B
2019
BMJ open
The burden of diabetes and use of diabetes care in humanitarian crises in low-income and middle-income countries.
Kehlenbrink S; Smith J; Ansbro É; Fuhr DC; Cheung A; Ratnayake R; Boulle P; Jobanputra K; Perel P; Roberts B
2019
LANCET DIABETES & ENDOCRINOLOGY
Point-of-care tests for syphilis and yaws in a low-income setting - A qualitative study of healthcare worker and patient experiences.
Marks M; Esau T; Asugeni R; Harrington R; Diau J; Toloka H; Asugeni J; Ansbro E; Solomon AW; Maclaren D
2018
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
Introduction of Syphilis Point-of-Care Tests, from Pilot Study to National Programme Implementation in Zambia: A Qualitative Study of Healthcare Workers' Perspectives on Testing, Training and Quality Assurance.
Ansbro ÉM; Gill MM; Reynolds J; Shelley KD; Strasser S; Sripipatana T; Tshaka Ncube A; Tembo Mumba G; Terris-Prestholt F; Peeling RW
2015
PloS one
Scaling Down to Scale Up: A Health Economic Analysis of Integrating Point-of-Care Syphilis Testing into Antenatal Care in Zambia during Pilot and National Rollout Implementation.
Shelley KD; Ansbro ÉM; Ncube AT; Sweeney S; Fleischer C; Tembo Mumba G; Gill MM; Strasser S; Peeling RW; Terris-Prestholt F
2015
PloS one
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