Building and Evaluating Research Capacity in Healthcare Systems

Case Studies and Innovative Models

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  • Soft Cover
  • 9781775822073
  • 1st edition
  • 266 pages
  • 2016


Edwards, N ; Kaseje, D ; Kahwa, E


UCT Press


R 316.00

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Over the past decade, there have been many international calls to strengthen and support/sustain research capacity in lower- and middle-income countries (LMICs).  This capacity is considered an essential foundation for cost-effective healthcare systems. While there have been long-standing investments by many countries and research funding organisations in the training of individuals for this purpose, in many LMICs research capacity remains fragmented, uneven and fragile. There is growing recognition that a more systems-oriented approach to research capacity-building is required.
Nonetheless, there are considerable gaps in the evidence for approaches to capacity-building that are effective and sustainable.  This book addresses these gaps, capturing what was learned from teams working on The Global Health Research Initiative. This book brings together the experiences of research capacity-building teams co-led by Canadians and LMIC researchers in several regions of the world, including Jamaica, Kenya, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Uganda.


Contents Include:

Chapter 1 The Case Study Project: An Introduction — Nancy Edwards

Chapter 2 Research Capacity Building: A Literature Review and the Theoretical

Framework — Eulalia Kahwa, Nancy Edwards & Natasha Mortley

Chapter 3 Improving ‘Research-to-Action’ through Research Triads —

Ronald Labonté, Corinne Packer, Nikki Schaay & David Sanders

Chapter 4 Developing Capacity through a Participatory Action Research Approach

Amy Bender, Nancy Edwards, Eulalia Kahwa & Dan Kaseje

Chapter 5 Process Evaluation of a Course Aimed at Improving Research Skills

Emerging in Mexican Obesity Researchers — Mariane Héroux,

Lucie Lévesque, Juan López Taylor, Edtna Jáuregui Ulloa & Ian Janssen

Chapter 6 Building a Framework to Strengthen Research Capacity within the

Caribbean Region — Martin Forde, Karen Morisson, Neela Badrie &

Eric Dewailly

Chapter 7 Innovation, Research Capacity Building and Applied Learning: The

Canada-China Project for Vulnerable Populations at Risk for HIV and

STIs in Shanghai, China — Dan Allman, Liviana Calzavara, Lai-yi Kang,

Ted Myers & the Canada–China Project Study Team

Chapter 8 Capacity Building with Research Partners: Experiences from Proyecto

Araucaria in Chile — Katherine Lippel, Ximena Díaz & Amalia Mauro

Chapter 9 Research Capacity Building and Dissemination Components

of the HIV Prevention for Rural Youth Project in Nigeria —

Andrew Onokerhoraye & Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale

Chapter 10 Indicators for Measuring and Evaluating Research Capacity Building

— Dan Kaseje, Nancy Edwards & Natasha Mortley

Of Interest and Benefit to:

Academics in higher and lower-middle income institutions involved in training and mentorship programmes involving a North-South partnership. Professional organisations, NGOs and development agencies