Strengthening Equity through Applied Research Capacity Building in e-Health

There exists limited understanding of how e-Health solutions are perceived, designed, implemented and used. This goes beyond considerations related to automation, power supplies and affordability. Rather, it refers to context-specific, politically-aware and socially sensitive examination of how various ICTs are being appropriated, who is being included and excluded in the process, and whether the incorporation of ICTs is leading to more equitable health outcomes. The Strengthening Equity through Applied Research Capacity Building in e-Health (SEARCH) program will cultivate local research capacity to examine e-health and whether it leads to improved health equity and stronger health systems. Emphasis will be placed on methodological and analytical rigor, and policy dialogue. The first phase of SEARCH will involve scoping studies and workshops, with will elaborate the research agenda for the remainder of the program.

Project ID

106229

Project status

Active

Duration

60 months

IDRC Officer

Chaitali Sinha

Total funding

CA$ 3,430,000

Country(s)

North of Sahara, South of Sahara, Central Asia, South Asia, Far East Asia, South America

Project Leader

Portia Fernandez- Marcelo

Institution

University of the Philippines Manila Development Foundation, Inc.

Institution Country

Philippines

Project Leader

Chris Bailey

Institution

World Health Organization/Organisation mondiale de la santé/Organización Mundial de la Salud

Institution Country

Switzerland

Institution Website

http://www.who.int

Project Leader

Portia Fernandez-Marcelo

Institution

University of the Philippines Manila Development Foundation, Inc.

Institution Country

Philippines

Project Leader

Lyn Hanmer

Institution

SAHIA ASSOCIATION (ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED UNDER SECTION 21)

Institution Country

South Africa

Project Leader

Dr Shadi Saleh

Institution

American University of Beirut

Institution Country

Lebanon

Institution Website

http://www.aub.edu.lb

Project Leader

Maurice Yé

Institution

Centre de Recherche en Santé de Nouna

Institution Country

Burkina Faso

Project Leader

Sabrina Rasheed

Institution

International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh

Institution Country

Bangladesh

Project Leader

Doris Kirigia

Institution

Kenya Medical Research Institute

Institution Country

Kenya

Project Leader

PhD Liem T. Nguyen

Institution

Institute of Population, Health and Development

Institution Country

Viet Nam

Project Leader

Dr Daniel Datiko

Institution

Sidama Zone Health Department

Institution Country

Ethiopia

Project Leader

José Enrique Pérez-Lu MD MSc

Institution

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

Institution Country

Peru

Institution Website

http://www.upch.edu.pe