Course Objective:
To build capacity for design and conduct health systems research, communicate evidence, analyze and apply health systems research evidence for better policy and decision making.

Course Structure

Module 1 : Principles and Designs
Unit 1 : Introduction to Health Systems Research
Unit 1 : Professional and Research Ethics in Health systems Research

Module 2: Generation, interpretation & use of evidence
Unit 1 : Designs and approaches in Health Systems Research
Unit 1 : Techniques for generating and interpreting Health system research data and infor mation

Module 3 : Translating, packaging and communicating Evidence
Unit1 : Evidence Based decision making in Policy and Programming
Unit 2 : Communicating Health Systems Research Evidence

Facilitators are a multidisciplinary team from Makerere University (Kampala), Johns Hopkins University (USA), Moi University, Eldoret (Kenya), Muhimbili University (Tanzania), Jimma University (Ethiopia), University of Nairobi (Kenya), Rwanda, and DRC, and Institute of Development Studies, Sussex (UK)

Fees & how to apply

  1. The course has been subsidized by support from DFID and other partners. Course facilitation, meals, accommodation will be provided to participants during their time of stay
  2. However, applicants are expected to meet their costs of travel to Makerere University Kampala (Venue).
  3. Prospective participants should write an application letter and include supporting documents for consideration.
  4. The deadline for the applications is September 15, 2016.
  5. Applicants from all countries are encouraged to apply

Target Audience

  • Researchers,
  • Policy makers,
  • Policy analysts,
  • Civil society,
  • Academia, and
  • Media practitioners

Who Qualifies to apply
Individuals who already work in research institutions, ministries of health and other ministries, international organizations, NGOs, Civil society, Graduate students, etc.
Applicants should have a minimum of a bachelor degree in a health related field or a bachelors degree in any othe field as long as they are engaged in health systems and health policy relate d work.

Applications should be sent to
Ms. Zainab Kobuyonjo, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (online) or hand delivered to the Ofiice of the Dean, Makerere University School of Public Health, Public Health Building-New Mulago Complex

Contact :
Chrispus Mayora
Makerere University School of
Public Health, Uganda
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