Outputs and impacts

On this page you can find out research and policy outputs and impacts. You can also explore our News pages for other stories about GDAR research and researchers.

Study protocols


Academic publications

Evidence and policy briefs

Bolder Action for Health in Africa
From Building Health Systems to Building Systems for Health for NCD prevention
Policy Brief disseminated at WHO Africa Health Summit 26-28 March 2019.

The African Academic Consortium on Physical Activity for Health
Physical Activity in COVID-19 amd beyond
The African Academic Consortium on Physical Activity for Health is a group of more than 40 academics, researchers and implementation partners from 9 countries in the African region. The policy briefs are endorsed by the African Physical Activity Network (AFPAN) and supported by the Western Cape Government Department of Health.

Other outputs featuring GDAR researchers

The Right to Healthy Environments and Space for Physical Exercise
Tolu Oni, Vicki Lambert, and Kent Buse. Health and Human Rights Journal, 8 December 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has precipitated a global humanitarian crisis, the nature of which has brought health and economic disparities sharply into focus and opened a wide-ranging human rights dialogue. This includes tensions between individual and collective rights to health (quarantine, movement restrictions, and shelter-in-place laws); the balance between the right to health and the right to education (with school closures) or to earn a living wage; and maintaining access to healthcare for non-COVID conditions. Read the full article.

COVID-19 prevention information translated into several widely spoken African languages

An Engage Africa Foundation translation team led by Ebele Mogo, a member of the Global Diet and Activity Research (GDAR) Network, has translated information on preventing the transmission of COVID-19 into 19 languages spoken across Africa.

Slum Health: Arresting COVID-19 & Improving Well-Being in Urban Informal Settlements

Tolu Oni was part of an international team of reseachers that pre-published a set of practice and policy recommendations that aim to dampen the spread of COVID-19, improve the likelihood of medical care for the urban poor whether or not they get infected, and provide economic, social and physical improvements and protections to the urban poor that can improve their long-term well-being.