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Table 5 KTP institutional arrangements

From: Initiatives supporting evidence informed health system policymaking in Cameroon and Uganda: a comparative historical case study

Characteristics Cameroon Uganda
Goal To build sustainable capacities for EIHP for better health in central Africa To improve people’s health and health equity in East Africa through more effective use and application of knowledge to strengthen health policy and practice
Mission To create human capacity and resources to create, demand and better use research syntheses for health improvement To access, synthesize, package and communicate evidence required for policy and practice and for influencing policy relevant research agendas for improved population health and health equity
Governance arrangements A research unit within the Yaoundé Central Hospital a teaching hospital closely linked with the Ministry of Public Health. Research unit - Office of the Principal at the College of Health Sciences Makerere University Kampala, a public university working closely with the Uganda National Health Research Organization
Issue-related Ad hoc steering group
Stakeholders – audience Researchers – policymakers – leaders of civil society representatives – journalists – development agencies – clinicians – senior officials from the ministry of health – hospital and program managers – students Researchers – policymakers – leaders of civil society representatives – journalists – development agencies - senior officials from the ministry of health – hospital and program managers – students
Secretariat One leading researcher, several part time researchers and short term research assistants Stable supervisor, one research officer, full time assistant researchers and volunteers
International partnerships AHPSR; CCGHR; CHSRF; NOKC; McMaster University; Stellenbosch University; WHO-EVIPNet AHPSR; CCGHR; Karolinska Institutet; NOKC; McMaster University; WHO-EVIPNet
Sources of funding WHO-EVIPNet; GHRI-GHLA; EC - FP7 SURE; AHPSR – ID49; DFID; IDRC; Cameroon Government IDRC; AHPSR; Swiss Tropical Institute; WHO-EVIPNet; EC - FP7 SURE; Uganda Government
Estimated amount of funds received 2006–2012 ($ US) 720,000 The change of the hosting institution prevented us to have exhaustive figures on the whole period.
  1. AHPSR: Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research; CCGHR: Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research; CHSRF: Canada Health Services Research Foundation; DFID: United Kingdom Department for International Development; EU-FP7 SURE: European Union – Framework Program 7 Supporting the Use of Research Evidence for policy in African health systems; GHRI: Canada Global Health Research Initiative; IDRC: Canada International Development Research Centre; NOKC: Norwegian Knowledge Centre for health services; UNHRO: Uganda National Health Research Organization.