Africa Health Systems Initiative Support to African Research Partnerships (AHSI-RES) Summative Evaluation
Field of Expertise:
Health Research and Information; Health Research; Health Systems Research
Narrative description of project:
The African Research Partnership (AHSI-RES) was a six-year programme to fund research (2008-2014), co-funded by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development DFATD (formerly CIDA), and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) under the Global Health Research Initiative (GHRI).
AHSI-RES was a 5.9 million dollar programme with the main objective of generating policy-relevant knowledge that would have helped strengthening health systems in selected sub-Saharan countries (Mali, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi and Zambia). The research themes were human resources for health (HRH) and health information systems (HIS) with special attention to equity considerations.
The main objective was to ensure translating relevant research results into policy. The research themes were human resources for health (HRH) and health information systems (HIS) with equity / access as transversal theme.
Epidemiological survey on the morbidity and mortality patterns in 5 major hospitals