Knowledge transfer (KT): expanding local, country and global networks.

The program uses different KT strategies to reach the various stakeholders and research end-users. Our emphasis is on a participatory action approach that will allow us to work in challenging environments such as post-conflict/disaster operations and resource-poor settings.

In April 2007, collaborators and traditional midwifes discussed mental health issues at a meeting with Medicos Descalzos, in Chinique, Guatemala.

Our approach to KT sees empowerment as a two way learning and problem-solving process in which participants are actively engaged in identifying the main issues, critically assessing barriers to study and implementation, and work with investigators to develop strategies to overcome obstacles and achieve shared goals.

The program will be of use to the following groups of actors:

  1. the lay community domain includes a variety of stakeholders, the communities which have been affected by violence or disaster induced trauma, including post-trauma survivors, transcenders and their families.
  2. the health care domain includes academics (including the LMIC Co-PIs, researchers, key members, and consultants who are part of this team), and the wider network of health care providers, including primary health care workers.
  3. the institutional and humanitarian aid domain includes government officials, NGOs, humanitarian aid organizations' staff, policymakers and managers.
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