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Human Resources for Primary Health Care in Africa

Objective

"Multiple reports have documented the important deficit in human resources in health (HRH) in Africa. The causes are multiple and relate to a combination of underproduction, internal mal-distribution and inappropriate task allocation, working conditions and brain drain. The HURAPRIM-project will develop innovative interventions and policies and address the HRH crisis. The objectives of the projects are to analyze the actual situation of HRH in Africa, to understand the complexity of the causes for the actual shortages in primary health care, to test interventions, strategies and policies that may improve the situation and to maximise networking and synergies. In order to achieve these goals, the project will assess the scope of the deficit in human resources and analyse the process of recruitment, undergraduate and postgraduate training, professional retention and unemployment and this for a variety of primary health care workers. The known complexity of the problem will prevent us from applying a ""one size fits all""-approach. Therefore, the project consortium brings together three experienced and committed European partners and five African partners, representing different parts of Africa and specific situations in HRH. The designed interventions will be tested out through case-studies in these partner countries. The interventions will target different levels (capacity building, recruitment and retention, task differentiation and cooperation with informal sector/traditional healers), will addresses (in various degrees of importance) aspects at the micro-, meso and macro-levels and will be designed with involvement of all stakeholders, political authorities, NGOs and especially the local population. The frame of reference for the analysis will look at relevance, equity, quality, efficiency, acceptability, sustainability, participation and feasibility. Acceptance by policy makers, in close cooperation with stakeholders and of the local communities will be a main focu"

Call for proposal

FP7-AFRICA-2010
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 937 474
Administrative Contact
Margo Baele (Dr.)

Participants (9)

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 528 364
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Linda Polik (Ms.)
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 182 840
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Manfred Maier (Prof.)
WITS HEALTH CONSORTIUM (PTY) LTD
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 383 742
Address
Princess Of Wales Terrace, Parktown, 31
2193 Johannesburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Shabir Moosa (Dr.)
MBARARA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Uganda
EU contribution
€ 306 425
Address
Kabale Road Plot 10 18
256 Mbarara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Francis Mugabi (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF BOTSWANA
Botswana
EU contribution
€ 298 532
Address
Private Bag 022
- Gaborone
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Isaac Mazonde (Prof.)
AHFAD UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN
Sudan
EU contribution
€ 52 888
Address
Arda Street
Omdurman
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mohamed Moukhyer (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DE BAMAKO

Participation ended

Mali
Address
Campus Universitaire De Badalabougou
Bamako
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Drissa Diallo (Prof.)
AIDE AU DEVELOPPEMENT DE LA MEDECINE TRADITIONNELLE ASSOCIATION
Mali
EU contribution
€ 65 092
Address
Boulkassoumbougou Rue 448 Porte 173
RM Bamako
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sergio Giani (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DES SCIENCES DES TECHNIQUES ET DES TECHNOLOGIES DE BAMAKO
Mali
EU contribution
€ 243 368
Address
Quartier Aci 2000 Rue 405 Porte 359
BP1805 Bamako
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Drissa Diallo (Prof.)