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Consortium for Health Policy and Systems Analysis in Africa

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.

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)

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UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 304 834

UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM

Tanzania

EU Contribution

€ 179 854

UNIVERSITY OF GHANA

Ghana

EU Contribution

€ 183 893

Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development Trust

Kenya

EU Contribution

€ 177 383

College of Medicine of the University of Nigeria

Nigeria

EU Contribution

€ 177 383

UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 184 029

UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND JOHANNESBURG

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 148 939

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 194 482

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 145 924

SCHWEIZERISCHES TROPEN- UND PUBLIC HEALTH-INSTITUT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 132 870

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 265482

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2011

  • End date

    31 January 2015

Funded under:

FP7-HEALTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 237 212,80

  • EU contribution

    € 1 999 956

Coordinated by:

LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE ROYAL CHARTER

United Kingdom