CHEPSAA - Consortium for Health Policy and Systems Analysis in Africa
2011 - 2014
The development of sustained African health policy and systems research capacity requires the consolidation and strengthening of relevant research and educational programmes as well as engagement between the policy and research communities. CHEPSAAs goal is to extend sustainable African capacity to produce and use high quality Health Policy Systems (HPS) research by harnessing synergies among a Consortium of African and European universities with relevant expertise. This goal will be reached through CHEPSAAs five work packages as shown in the diagram below.
Coordinated by School of Public Health and Family Medicine UCT, South Africa the consortium consists of also School of Public Health Western Cape, Centre for Health Policy Witwatersrand S-A, School of Public Health University of Ghana, Tropical Institute of Community Health University of Kisumu Kenya, College of Medicine University of Nigeria, LSHTM UK, Nuffield Centre of International Health Leeds University UK, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and Karolinska Institutet. The work starts with a needs assessment, followed by organizational and country networking (networking the networks) identifying factors influencing performance and methods for Getting Research Into Policy and Practice. Staff and organizational development and course development are other work packages including also overall knowledge management.
EC FP 7