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African Regional Capacity Development for Health Systems and Services Research

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).
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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)

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MAKERERE UNIVERSITY

Uganda

EU Contribution

€ 451 441

STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 457 291

INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 402 852

MUHIMBILI UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH AND ALLIED SCIENCES

Tanzania

EU Contribution

€ 64 318

UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI

Malawi

EU Contribution

€ 64 310

NASJONALT KUNNSKAPSSENTER FOR HELSETJENESTEN

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 37 345

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 265970

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2011

  • End date

    31 March 2015

Funded under:

FP7-HEALTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 193 184,20

  • EU contribution

    € 1 978 424

Coordinated by:

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET

Sweden