We conduct HPSR that is responsive to the needs of the decision-makers and health systems leaders. Our multi-disciplinary research program covers implementation and improvement research and spans all thematic areas related to achievement of the Sustainable Development health and health-related Goals and other regional research agendas.
We work closely with policymakers to set priorities and to ensure research program is embedded the within the health system.
We develop and disseminate policy briefs to share the findings from the Centre’s research with policymakers, partners, and other knowledge-users.
We assist policymakers and health system leaders to utilise the best available research evidence in health policy and health system decision-making, by providing them with the following services and products:
To build the competencies of health system managers, policy makers and other health professionals we:
Offer training courses in Data use / knowledge management towards strengthening health systems, evidence-informed policy development, implementation and evaluation
Provide graduate student teaching and supervision
Conduct research capacity building of academic staff
The ultimate goal of health system strengthening is to improve the health of citizens. We assist decision-makers to engage with communities as partners in health, by convening forums and dialogues with citizens so that their views can be incorporated in the decision-making process.