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Consortium for Health Policy and Systems Analysis in Africa

Objective

In sub-Saharan Africa health improvement remains a major development challenge. A growing evidence base demonstrates that health systems must be strengthened to secure progress in addressing mortality and tackling disease burdens. Yet there is a dearth of African research to support such action. African Ministers of Health and international agencies have, therefore, called for accelerated development of relevant research. At present, relatively few African scientists work in the field of health policy and systems (HPS) research and few African universities offer relevant training programmes. And although such research derives its utility largely from its ability to inform decision-making, interactions between the research and policy communities are generally weak and policy makers are often unaware of, or uninterested, in relevant research. The development of sustained African HPS research capacity, thus, requires the consolidation and strengthening of relevant research and educational programmes, as well as the development of stronger engagement between the policy and research communities. CHEPSAA will address both of these issues. Its goal is to extend sustainable African capacity to produce and use high quality HPS research. It builds on and expands the work of an existing HPS capacity development partnership among seven African universities, drawing in the support of four European universities with particular expertise in this field. During its lifetime it will: review capacity development needs amongst the African organizations and their national networks; strengthen African skills and organisational capacity to support HPS research and training; extend existing training programmes provided by the African participants; and support the development of excellent academic teaching and research networks both to sustain national and regional demand for HPS training and research, and to facilitate the use of research in policy making.

Call for proposal

FP7-AFRICA-2010
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Coordinator

LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE ROYAL CHARTER
Address
Keppel Street
WC1E 7HT London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 170 365
Administrative Contact
Nicola Lord (Ms.)

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 304 834
Address
Private Bag X3
7701 Rondebosch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roger Wallace (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
Tanzania
EU contribution
€ 179 854
Address
Dar Es Salaam
- Dar Es Salaam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Clemence Mlingi (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF GHANA
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 183 893
Address
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N/A Legon Accra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Moses Aikins (Dr.)
Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development Trust
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 177 383
Address

40100 Kisumu
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Evans Nyagol (Mr.)
College of Medicine of the University of Nigeria
Nigeria
EU contribution
€ 177 383
Address
Old University Of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Road Ogbete
400001 Enugu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nkechi Onwuamaeze (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 184 029
Address
Robert Sobukwe Road
7535 Cape Town
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Govender Shun (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND JOHANNESBURG
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 148 939
Address
Jan Smuts Avenue 1
2001 Johannesburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thembi Tshabalala (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 194 482
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sandra Holliday (Ms.)
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 145 924
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Birgitta Möller (Ms.)
SCHWEIZERISCHES TROPEN- UND PUBLIC HEALTH-INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 132 870
Address
Socinstrasse 57
CH-4002 Basel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stefan Moergeli (Mr.)