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Supporting the Use of Research Evidence (SURE) for Policy in African Health Systems

Objective

Inadequate access to and use of research evidence to inform health policy limits the achievement of universal and equitable access to healthcare, hinders quality improvement and makes it difficult to use healthcare resources wisely. Poorly informed decision-making about health policies and systems is one of the reasons why services fail to reach those most in need, health indicators are off track, and it appears unlikely that many countries in Africa will meet the health MDGs. SURE will support improvements in health policies and systems in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) by improving access to and use of policy-relevant syntheses of research evidence that are contextualized and tailored to meet the needs of decision makers. SURE will develop, pilot and evaluate five strategies designed to strengthen access to and use of reliable and timely research syntheses in policymaking: user friendly formats for research syntheses, clearing houses for syntheses and policy relevant research, mechanisms for responding rapidly to policymakers’ needs for research evidence, methods for organizing and managing deliberative forums involving policymakers, researchers and others, and methods for involving civil society and the public in policy development. SURE will develop capacity for evidence-informed healthcare policy and undertake a comparative evaluation of initiatives between policymakers and researchers using these and other strategies. SURE will collaborate with the Evidence-Informed Health Policy Network (EVIPNet) and the Regional East African Community Health (REACH) Policy Initiative–two international efforts to improve the use of research evidence in policy and health systems decisions via partnerships between policymakers, researchers and civil society. SURE will use a range of dissemination strategies. Global dissemination will be coordinated by and capitalise on WHO, with the aim of maximising the project’s impact on health policy in Africa and othe

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/political policy/civil society

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2007-B
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Funding Scheme

CP-SICA - Collaborative project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries (SICA)

Coordinator

NASJONALT KUNNSKAPSSENTER FOR HELSETJENESTEN
Address
St Olavsplass 2
0130 Oslo
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 517 378,60
Administrative Contact
Andy Oxman (Dr.)

Participants (12)

MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
Uganda
EU contribution
€ 551 503
Address
Main Campus
256 Kampala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nelson K Sewankambo (Prof.)
Ministry of Public Health
Cameroon
EU contribution
€ 442 241,80
Address
Boulevard Roudolph Manga Bell - Hygiéne Mobile Building - Messa
Yaounde
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pierre Ongolo-Zogo (Dr.)
MINISTERE DE LA SANTE
Burkina Faso
EU contribution
€ 303 925
Address
03 Bp 7009
7003 Ouagadougou
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karim Ouedraogo (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE DE BANGUI
Central African Republic
EU contribution
€ 266 947
Address
Avenue Des Martyrs
N/A Bangui
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gérard Gresenguet (Prof.)
ETHIOPIAN HEALTH AND NUTRITION RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Ethiopia
EU contribution
€ 299 961
Address
Patriots Road Kebele 10
N/A Addis Ababa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mekonen Hunegnaw (Mr.)
Ministerio de Saúde

Participation ended

Mozambique
EU contribution
€ 7 744
Address
Av. Eduardo Mondlane Caixa Postal No. 264 264
N/A Maputo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gertrudes Machatine (Dr.)
ZAMBIA FORUM FOR HEALTH RESEARCH
Zambia
EU contribution
€ 181 130
Address
Chindo Road 23
10101 Lusaka
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Joseph Kasonde (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE

Participation ended

France
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Paul Moatti (Prof.)
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 25 890
Address
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ulysses Panisset (Dr.)
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 79 490
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christina Bergehed-Bonnevier (Ms.)
MCMASTER UNIVERSITY
Canada
EU contribution
€ 57 374
Address
1280 Main St West
L8S 4L8 Hamilton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
John Lavis (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDADE EDUARDO MONDLANE
Mozambique
EU contribution
€ 254 951,60
Address
Reitoria Da Universidade, Praca 25 De Junho 257
00200 Maputo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cesar Sousa (Prof.)