Human Resources for Health Research in Africa

Governments, policymakers and donors are increasingly recognizing that human resources are the critical driver of health research in developing countries.

This grant will support a consultation and symposium on the subject. Expert teams will carry out a review and consultation on such themes as:

  • the skills needed to ensure a high-quality research process;
  • the management of research systems for optimal use of results;
  • packaging research for policymakers;
  • ensuring the retention of qualified staff;
  • building the capacity of tomorrow's health research leaders;
  • the role of the community in health research; and
  • the potential of networks and other communities of practice to improve the quality of health research.

The consultation will culminate in an expert meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, in July 2006, to develop a research agenda and initiatives to strengthen human resources for health research in Africa.

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Project status


Start Date

Friday, March 24, 2006

End Date

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


12 months

IDRC Officer

Naidoo, Pat

Total funding

CA$ 166,300


North of Sahara, South of Sahara, Kenya


Maternal and Child Health

Project Leader

Victoria Kimotho

Project Leader

Harry Jeene


Amref Health Africa

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