Over the past decade The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has funded top researchers at universities and institutes internationally to conduct cutting-edge research in the international arena and to stimulate research talent. Recently, NWO has funded eight research coalitions in Africa to generate much needed evidence around health systems in Africa.
To maximize the impact of the research evidence generated on health systems policy and practice in low and middle income countries (LMICs), Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) won a grant to establish, foster and facilitate a health systems related Knowledge Translation Network (KTNET) composed of the eight NWO funded coalitions.
The objectives of KTNET Africa include:
Project/Study Design & Setting
The project supports eight coalitions across 8 Sub-Saharan African countries including: Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, DR Congo, South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana and Senegal. These coalitions are implementing health systems related research projects categorized under four thematic areas:
Ekirapa-Kiracho, E., Walugembe, D. R., Tetui, M., Kisakye, A. N., Rutebemberwa, E., Sengooba, F., … Kiwanuka, S. N. (2014). Evaluation of a health systems knowledge translation network for Africa (KTNET): a study protocol. Implementation Science : IS, 9(1), 170.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Suzanne Kiwanuka