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Reaching out and linking in: Heath systems and close-to-community services

Objective

"Countries striving to provide universal health care coverage and achieve the Millennium Development Goals are increasingly implementing close-to-community (CTC) health services. There is a need for health systems to understand the context and conditions in which these services operate in order to realise their potential. Working with some of the most respected and widely quoted close-to-community services we will identify how CTC services can best be delivered and document generic lessons for system development and strengthening. Building on a strong and exciting partnership, we aim to maximize the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of CTC services in rural and urban slum areas of six countries: Indonesia, Bangladesh, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Kenya and Malawi. We will conduct a situation analysis to guide development of research frameworks. This will be adapted and applied to produce a comprehensive inventory of potential constraints for CTC services. This baseline will guide cycles of interventions for service improvement. We will build capacity on three levels: at practitioner level to enable improved service to be delivered; at researcher level to empower the next generation of researchers in health systems; at policy level to enable transfer of research experience into policy, planning and practice. The interventions will be assessed using the framework to find out what works, in which context and why and what can be improved. Our impact on equity, efficiency and effectiveness will be evaluated using a combination of outcome and process indicators and multiple methods. Analyses will include community and policy maker perspectives and elaboration of CTC providers’ voices in health planning. Through conducting a robust inter-country analysis we will build much needed transferable policy and practice recommendations to strengthen CTC services and empower providers, researchers and policy makers."

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2012-INNOVATION-1
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Coordinator

LIVERPOOL SCHOOL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE
Address
Pembroke Place
L35QA Liverpool
United Kingdom

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Miriam Taegtmeyer (Dr.)
EU contribution
€ 1 392 485,10

Participants (8)

HET KONINKLIJK INSTITUUT VOOR DE TROPEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 786 009,40
Address
Mauritskade 63
1092 AD Amsterdam

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Korrie De Koning (Mrs.)
BRAC UNIVERSITY
Bangladesh
EU contribution
€ 645 440
Address
Mohakhali 66 C A
1212 Dhaka

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sabina Faiz Rashid (Prof.)
"LIVERPOOL VCT, CARE AND TREATMENT ASSOCIATION"
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 604 334,80
Address
Argwings Kodhek Road
00202 Nairobi

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joshua Olang (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDADE EDUARDO MONDLANE
Mozambique
EU contribution
€ 568 464
Address
Reitoria Da Universidade, Praca 25 De Junho 257
00200 Maputo

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mohsin Sidat (Prof.)
THE REGISTERED TRUSTEES OF THE RESEARCH FOR EQUITY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH TRUST
Malawi
EU contribution
€ 598 439,75
Address
Po Box 1597
Lilongwe

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ireen Namakhoma (Ms.)
MINISTRY OF HEALTH

Participation ended

Ethiopia
Address

Addis Ababa

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Datiko (Dr.)
EIJKMAN INSTITUTE FOR MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Indonesia
EU contribution
€ 561 896,80
Address
Jalan Diponegoro 69
10430 Jakarta

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alvius Nimin Darma (Mr.)
HIDASE HULENTENAWI AGELEGLOT YEBEGOADRAGOT MAHIBER NON PROFIT ORGANIZITION
Ethiopia
EU contribution
€ 517 608,40
Address
Po Box 303
303 Hawassa

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nigatuwa Alako (Ms.)