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Our vision is to catalyse change in approaches to enhancing accountability and improving the health and wellbeing of poor, marginalised people living in informal urban settlements.

ARISE will collect data, build capacity and support people to exercise their right to health. We will work closely with – and be guided by – communities themselves: vulnerable people living in informal settlements who are often ‘off the map’.

Launched in January 2019, and funded by UK Research and Innovation’s Global Challenges Research Fund, this ambitious new programme will run for five years. The research consortium consists of ten partners from a range of backgrounds and disciplines. ARISE is led by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM).

Initially, we will work in Bangladesh, India, Kenya and Sierra Leone. Our responsive fund will enable the approach to be trialled in other countries.