Maria van der Merwe

Member Since 2020

Verbal Autopsy and Participatory Action Research (VAPAR) programme co-investigator.

The VAPAR learning platform addresses exclusion from access to health systems by connecting service users and providers to generate and act on research evidence of practical, local relevance.

This platform creates a space through research that we employ to connect people and services in a mutually supportive learning-and-action engagement. The process combines longitudinal data with narratives and visual images, generating analysis and interpretations of practical relevance in communities and health systems.