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Formative Evaluation of the Africa Health Systems Initiative to African Partnerships (AHSI-RES)

Field of Expertise:
Health Research and Information; Health Research; Health Systems Research
Narrative description of project:
The Africa Health System Initiative – Support to African Research Partnerships (AHSI-RES) is a 5 year research program (2008-2013) that forms the research component of the Canadian International Development Agency's (CIDA) Africa Health System Initiative (AHSI), a 10 year, 450 million dollar initiative to strengthen health systems in seven African countries (sub-Saharan Africa) from 2006 to 2016.
AHSI-RES aims to support policy-relevant health systems research (HSR) activities that are also designed to strengthen research partnerships and build local capacity for knowledge generation, exchange, and uptake. The main objective is to ensure translating relevant research results into policy. The research themes are human resources for health (HRH) and health information systems (HIS) with equity / access as transversal theme.