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Title: Governance, priorities and policies in national research for health systems in West Africa (Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone)
Authors: Marais, Debbie
Sombie, Issiaka
Becerra-Posada, Francisco
Montorzi, Gabriela
de Haan, Sylvia
Keywords: WEST AFRICA
GUINEA-BISSAU
LIBERIA
MALI
SIERRA LEONE
MAPPING
RESEARCH FOR HEALTH SYSTEMS
RESEARCH FOR HEALTH
GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
PRIORITY SETTING
POLICY DEVELOPMENT
RESEARCH CAPACITY
HEALTH SYSTEMS RESEARCH
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED), Geneva, CH
Abstract: In December 2009, a three-day research for health meeting, held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, was jointly organised by the West African Health Organization (WAHO), the Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED), and the International Development Research Centre – Canada (IDRC), and initiated the mapping of the current status of governance and management of research for health (R4H) in the 14 participating West African states. The assessment revealed deficiencies in the regional research for health systems1, including in coordination, governance and management structures, policy frameworks, availability of financial resources, research capacity development, political support for research for health, and utilisation of research results. In particular, the results of this assessment made explicit an overwhelming need for support in Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali and Sierra Leone. A follow-up workshop, jointly organised by WAHO, COHRED, and the Ministry of Health and Prevention of Senegal, was convened in Dakar, Senegal in March 2011, with financial support from the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training and Tropical Disease (TDR). The rationale for this meeting was to respond to the clear need for research for health system strengthening in the above-mentioned four countries. Workshop objectives were to identify shared problems that could be tackled through collective strategies, and to design action plans tailored to each country. The Dakar workshop was used to gain access to country participants for data collection purposes: Interviews with country representatives during this meeting, together with country research for health (R4H) maps and presentations, form the basis of this paper. Financial support for this working paper was provided by the HRCS Global Learning Project of the IDRC, through the University of the Western Cape.
Description: Contributions to the content of this paper through interviews, presentations and mapping exercises were made by country teams present at the March 2011 Dakar workshop
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/47351
ISBN: 92-9226-042-1
Project Number: 104959
106498
Project Title: Health Research Capacity Strengthening Initiative for Kenya
Strengthening Research for Health System Development in West Africa
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