UHAS Satellite African Regional Training Centre supported by TDR/WHO
The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) is co-sponsored by UNICEF, UNDP, the World Bank and WHO. With its new strategy, TDR aims to foster an effective global research effort on infectious diseases of poverty and promote the translation of innovation to health impact in disease endemic countries. This is implemented through two main complementary and interacting lines of activity: (i) intervention and implementation research; and (ii) research capacity strengthening and knowledge management.
Intervention and Implementation Research as the main emphasis of TDR’s new strategy, focuses on the systematic approach to understanding and addressing barriers to effective implementation of health interventions, strategies and policies. The need to address implementation bottlenecks is often greatest in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs), where health systems are weak or non-existent. Building capacities to overcome such bottlenecks is increasingly important in order to achieve universal health coverage and the sustainable development goals
In this vein, WHO/TDR has supported the development of Regional Training Centres in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to incorporate in their curricula a package of skill-building courses and train-the-trainer programmes in their respective regions.
In Africa, University of Ghana School of Public Health (UG/SPH) is the Regional Training Centre and University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho is the Satellite Regional Training Centre supported by WHO/TDR. A 5 day short course on Implementation Research has been developed in order to facilitate the dissemination of the concept among the main stakeholders, academic and research institutions and public health practitioners.
The objectives of this workshop are to:
1. Provide an overview to the principles, terms and concepts of implementation research and their application
2. Provide knowledge on common methods and ethics for implementation research
3. Stakeholder engagement in implementation research
4. Offer key communication skills required for disseminating implementation research finding
The course is made up of five modules:
1. Module 1: Introduction to Implementation Research
2. Module 2: Methods in Implementation Research
3. Module 3: Ethics and Quality Assurance in Implementation Research
4. Module 4: Community and Stakeholders Engagement
5. Module 5: Communication/Dissemination and Scale-ups.
Throughout the workshop, time will be allotted for practical exercises and group work. Resources for further study and research will be provided. All course materials will be provided as part of tuition. It is advisable to bring a laptop.
The course will be taught by faculty members of the Institute of Health Research, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho and School of Public Health, University of Ghana.
This workshop targets individuals and teams who are Health program managers/staff, Program implementers, district directors of health services, persons from academic and research institutions and public health practitioners who are currently working in a health or related institutions and other individuals with a professional interest in implementation research. Applicants should be proficient in English. There is no age limit.
Application Procedures and Deadline
Persons who wish to take part in the workshop should submit their application forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Deadline for submission of application forms is 18th June, 2018, 5pm (GMT).
Notification to successful applicants: 2nd July, 2018
Acceptance by applicants: 9th July, 2018
The course fees are:
• Tuition: GHS 2,000
• Course Materials: GHC 200
• Hotel Accommodation (Optional): GHC 1,000
Scholarship Spots available
Scholarships are available to cover tuition fees for 15 participants. Please note that preference will be given to candidates who submit their completed applications before the 18th June, 2018 deadline.
University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho
The University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho (UHAS) was established by an Act of Parliament (Act 828 in December, 2011) and envisioned to become a pre-eminent research and practically oriented health educational institution dedicated to community service. The main campus including the central administration is in Ho, Volta Region. UHAS is the first public university to be established in the Volta Region of Ghana and is so far the only state university wholly dedicated to the training of healthcare professionals in Ghana. UHAS’ mission is to provide quality education, advance knowledge through scholarship and research that improves health and quality of life.
For more information, please contact:
Mr. Fidelis Anumu
Phone: +233 244 061270