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African Regional Capacity Development for Health Systems and Services Research

Objective

This project will add new research training capacity at Sub Saharan African (SSA) universities, for health systems and services strengthening. The focus is doctoral and post doctoral training, institutional strengthening for education, financial and administrative research management, and South-South network building. Novel capacity building approaches will reduce brain-drain, be more climate friendly and encourage gender equity with south based training. Internet mounted downloadable modules in quantitative (e.g. epidemiology), qualitative (e.g. anthropology) and economic methods will support excellent interdisciplinary courses. Our EU and African partners have many successful previous collaborations, e.g. web based training modules; joint PhD degree with Uganda. Health systems strengthening is research intensive, incremental improvement to service delivery, implementation and evaluation. Therefore SSA countries need to grow their own health services and systems research (HSSR) capacity: interdisciplinary, rigorous and relevant. ARCADE-HSSR will support evidence informed service delivery by producing a stream of well trained young HSSR scientists, the next generation of health system leaders and researchers in SSA. Activities will be aimed at individuals, institutions and at the network. Makerere University(MU) and Stellenbosch University (SU) are two strong SSA universities with HSSR focus. They will act as hubs in a South-South network including MU, SU, and initially, Muhimbili (MUH) and Malawi (MA). Working with strong northern HSSR institutions (Karolinska Institute KI, Sussex University Institute for development Studies, IDS, and Norwegian Knowledge Centre for Health Services KS) this region-wide approach will draw skills, resources and students to a new south-south HSSR capacity development network. We will expand our unique north-south joint PhD degree programme (KI-MU: 20 Ugandan graduates), to south-south joint PhD degrees (MU-SU).

Call for proposal

FP7-AFRICA-2010
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Coordinator

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 500 867
Administrative Contact
Anna-Britta Karlsson (Mrs.)

Participants (6)

MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
Uganda
EU contribution
€ 451 441
Address
Main Campus
256 Kampala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jones Tumwebaze (Mr.)
STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 457 291
Address
Victoria Street Administration B Building
7600 Stellenbosch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Phillane Groenewald (Ms.)
INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 402 852
Address
University Of Sussex
BN1 9RE Brighton - Falmer
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gerald Bloom (Dr.)
MUHIMBILI UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH AND ALLIED SCIENCES
Tanzania
EU contribution
€ 64 318
Address
United Nations Road
65001 Dar Es Salaam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elia John Mmbaga (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI
Malawi
EU contribution
€ 64 310
Address
-
- Zomba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nellie Nellie Manjandimo (Ms.)
NASJONALT KUNNSKAPSSENTER FOR HELSETJENESTEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 37 345
Address
St Olavsplass 2
0130 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrew Oxman (Dr.)