About the African Hub
The Africa Hub is one of the projects under the Higher Education for Leadership Training in Health (HEALTH) Alliance. The Africa Hub under the HEALTH Alliance is a network of seven Schools of Public Health in East and Central Africa. These schools are: School of Public Health, Makerere University (Uganda); School of Public Health, Moi University (Kenya); School of Public Health, University of Kinshasa (DRC); Muhumbili University School of Health and Social Sciences (Tanzania); School of Public Health, Jimma University (Ethiopia); National University of Rwanda School of Public Health (Rwanda); and School of Public Health, University of Nairobi (Kenya).
The main objective of the Africa Hub is to build health systems research capacity across the schools of public health in order to contribute towards improving performance of health systems within the region. This would be through building linkages and as well as promoting the exchange of ideas, resources, and experience sharing. Specifically, the Africa Hub aims at:
1. Assessing and building the capac¬ity for health systems re¬search (HSR) in schools of public health (SPHs), with a special focus on institu¬tions in post-conflict and low capacity contexts.
2. Extending networks for com¬munication, collaboration and learning in HSR and cross-country exchange of ideas and research.
3. Improving capacity to com¬municate and promote up¬take of research evidence in policy and decision-making.
The Africa Hub a five-year project, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) through the Future Health Systems (FHS) Research Consortium. The Future Health System Research Consortium is led by Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and USA.

About the call
The Africa Hub, Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) wishes to support not only capacity building for graduate students in health systems research, but also how their research findings could be shared with policy makers and other stakeholders within the study areas. To facilitate this, Africa Hub wishes to support three post-graduate students to disseminate findings from their short studies, within districts where the studies were undertaken. Note that only studies answering health systems research questions will be supported.

The support package
Africa Hub support shall cover;
-cost of travel for applicant to the dissemination center
-costs of dissemination meeting, including refreshments, venue, and related costs [applicant must indicate expected numbers of stakeholders to attend]
Once applicant submits a budget, and it is approved, applicant will be allowed to manage their budget and later expected to submit a report, accountability and other form of documentation where necessary.

Reporting procedures
1. A short report detailing your experience of the dissemination shall be required after the dissemination exercise.
a. Not more than five pages
b. A one-page summary of the report showing significant highlights of the dissemination exercise.

Application Process

Applicants who meet the criteria specified, should deliver should be delivered to Ms Zainab Kobuyonjo (dean’s office) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. not latter than the 15th of June 2015 both in hard and soft copies.
1. All applications should be addressed to the Focal Person of the Africa Hub-MakSPH
2. A cover/motivation letter showing why you what to disseminate the findings of your study.
3. A copy of the short study you would like to disseminate.
4. One page summary of the key messages from your short study
5. A draft budget of the dissemination meeting.
6. A timeline of your dissemination showing when you would like to do the dissemination. The dissemination should be planned not earlier than 1st July and not latter than 20th July 2015.

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