Health Research Capacity Strengthening Initiative for Kenya

The Health Research Capacity Strengthening (HRCS) initiative is funded and managed by Wellcome Trust, the Department for International Development (DFID) and IDRC. Wellcome Trust and DFID have committed £10 million each toward the program. IDRC has joined the initiative as both funding and implementing partner. The inception phase of the initiative (103760) allowed national task forces in Kenya and Malawi to devise operational plans for their HRCS initiatives, and these proposals were reviewed and approved by all three funding partners. HRCS Kenya called for the establishment of a Consortium for National Health Research (CNHR), a new nongovernmental organization, to coordinate the health research effort and spearhead capacity building activities.

This grant will support the development of CNHR to the point where it is ready to receive and disburse significant external funding directly. A learning component will capture lessons from the initiative and share them with other countries and institutions.

The long-term goal is to enhance the quality of health interventions through the formulation and use of evidence-based policies.

Project ID

104959

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

End Date

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Duration

60 months

IDRC Officer

Mhatre, Sharmila

Total funding

CA$ 19,655,238

Countries

Kenya, Malawi, North of Sahara, South of Sahara

Program

Maternal and Child Health

Project Leader

Tyson, Stewart

Project Leader

Theobald, Sally

Project Leader

Tyson, Stewart

Institution

Liverpool Associates in Tropical Health Limited

Institution Country

United Kingdom

Institution Website

http://www.lath.com

Project Leader

Prof. Gilbert Kokwaro

Project Leader

Kokwaro, Gilbert

Institution

Consortium For National Health Research

Institution Country

Kenya

Institution Website

http://www.cnhrkenya.org

Project Leader

Cecilia Cruz

Institution

LATH Umoyo Limited

Institution Country

malawi

Institution Website

http://www.lath.com

Project Leader

Christina Zarowsky

Institution

University of the Western Cape

Institution Country

South Africa

Institution Website

http://www.uwc.qc.za