PRINCIPLES IN IMPLEMENTATION RESEARCH- CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

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Posted: June 20, 2019

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS  How to Apply

The African Regional Training Center supported by WHO/TDR is pleased to invite applications from suitably qualified and highly motivated individuals to apply for the Principles in Implementation Research Short Course, from the 30th July 2019 to 2nd August, 2019 to be held at the University of Nairobi, Kenya.

 

About PIR

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 nonexistent. 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 establishment of the African Regional Training Centre which is hosted by the School of Public Health at the University of Ghana. The African Regional Training Centre supported has developed a 4-day short course on Implementation Research.

 

Application Procedure and Guidance

Application forms can be obtained from the How to Apply page on the African Regional Training Centre website.

 Persons who wish to take part in this course should submit their application forms to artc@ug.edu.gh and the SUBJECT of the email should be PIR KENYA

 

Course Competences

 

The course provides:

 

  1. An overview to the principles, terms and concepts of implementation research and their application
  2. Knowledge on common methods and ethics for implementation research.
  3. Stakeholder engagement in implementation research
  4. Key communication skills required for disseminating implementation research findings.

 

 

Course Content

 The course is made up of four modules:

 

Module 1:  Introduction to Implementation Research

Module 2: Methods in Implementation Research

Module 3:  Ethics and Quality Assurance in Implementation Research

Module 4:  Community and Stakeholders Engagement and Communication/Dissemination and Scale-up.

 

 

Faculty

The course will be taught by seasoned and experienced facilitators from Ghana.

Application Procedure and Guidance

Application forms can be obtained from the How to Apply page on the African Regional Training Centre website.

 Persons who wish to take part in this course should submit their application forms to artc@ug.edu.gh and the SUBJECT of the email should be PIR KENYA

 

Deadline

  • The Deadline for the submission of application forms is 15th July 2019, 5 pm (GMT)
  • Notification to successful applicants is on the 19th July 2019

 

 

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