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Table 6 KTP activities and outputs

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

Year Functions Activities and outputs
   Cameroon Uganda
2006 Capacity building EVIPNet workshop in Brazzaville. National EVIPNet Workshop. Application for a planning grant Advocacy meetings with officials and global funders (IDRC, Swiss Tropical Institute, NOKC, AHPSR) to elicit support
Knowledge management Completion of the national health research system analysis  
Linkage and exchange Presentations with officials and funders to elicit support to the KTP Presentations with officials to elicit support to the KTP
2007 Capacity building Application to GHRI for a GHLA. Application to the EC-FP7 for the SURE project. SUPPORT workshop in Capetown Application to the EC-FP7 for the SURE project
Knowledge management Stakeholder mapping and research mapping on nutrition and non communicable diseases  
Linkage and exchange Platforms bringing together actors in HIV/AIDS research, malaria research and Tuberculosis research, social sciences  
2008 Capacity building Application to AHPSR for grant to support EIHP to transition towards a health SWAp. Executive Training for Research Application - EXTRA residency program. Addis workshop on writing policy briefs. Resource mobilization to establish an online repository for policy relevant health documents Addis workshop on writing policy briefs
Knowledge management Preparation of the evidence brief on scaling up access to ACT Preparation by REACH-PI EAC of two policy briefs on male circumcision and on scaling up access to ACT in Uganda and Tanzania
Linkage and exchange Policy dialogue on scaling up access to ACT Policy dialogue on scaling up access to ACT
2009 Capacity building Workshops for researchers on EIHP and evaluation of KTPs during the launch of SURE Workshops for researchers on EIHP during the launch of SURE. The IDRC International Research Chair Initiative collaborative program for doctoral studies in health policy and knowledge translation is established between Makerere University and McMaster University
Presentations with officials to elicit support to the KTP
Knowledge management Establishment of a website providing access to online evidence resources. Preparation of two evidence briefs on strengthening community participation and community based health insurance Preparation of the evidence brief on task shifting for maternal and child health
Linkage and exchange Priority exercise to identify priority topics. Policy dialogue on scaling up community based health insurance Priority exercise to identify priority topics for evidence briefs
2010 Capacity building Workshop for researchers to conduct Cochrane systematic reviews. Co-application for a DFID grant for the effective healthcare research with Stellenbosch University and South African Cochrane Centre Launching of the collaborative program for doctoral studies in health policy and knowledge translation
Knowledge management Translation into French of abstracts of Cochrane systematic reviews. Preparation of three evidence briefs on reinforcing governance for health district development, reinforcing the health information systems for district servicing and scaling up malaria control interventions. Preparation of an evidence brief on task shifting to optimize roles for mother and child health. Piloting of the rapid mechanism to respond to urgent needs of evidence of officials in the ministry of health
Linkage and exchange Presentations with officials in the ministry of health to elicit support. Two policy dialogues on governance for health district development and for scaling up malaria control interventions Policy dialogue on task shifting to optimize the roles of healthcare providers for mother and child health. Rapid evidence syntheses to respond to health stakeholders’ urgent needs
2011 Capacity building Workshops for policy makers, researchers, civil society representatives and media Collaborative program for doctoral studies in health policy and knowledge translation
Knowledge management Preparation of evidence briefs on fixing the community health worker programme, retaining human resources for health in rural areas, scaling up enrolment in health insurance schemes Rapid evidence syntheses to respond to health stakeholders’ urgent needs. Preparation of an evidence brief on skilled birth attendance
Translation into French of abstracts of Cochrane systematic reviews. Preparation of bilingual evidence summaries
Linkage and exchange Presentations with officials to elicit support to the KTP and researchers to engage into research synthesis. Policy dialogue to elicit the problem of human resources for health shortage in rural areas Presentations with officials to elicit support to the KTP. Rapid evidence syntheses to respond to health stakeholders’ urgent needs
2012 Capacity building Contribution to the development of the SURE Guides and Videos Contribution to the development of the SURE Guides and Videos
Knowledge management Preparation of evidence briefs on increasing the coverage of antenatal care services, improving access to and quality of care in accident and emergency department in national and regional hospitals. Translation into French of abstracts of Cochrane systematic reviews. Preparation of bilingual evidence assessments. Rapid evidence syntheses to respond to health stakeholders’ urgent needs Clearinghouse on health policy and systems research
Rapid evidence syntheses to respond to health stakeholders’ urgent needs
Preparation of a policy brief on palliative care
Linkage and exchange Presentations with officials from ministries of public health and social affairs and the University of Yaoundé 1 to elicit support Policy dialogues on retention of human resources for health in rural areas and improving coverage of antenatal care services and accident and emergency departments Presentations with officials from the ministry of health to elicit support to the KTP
Policy dialogues on skilled birth attendance
Total Capacity building Five successful grant applications. 16 capacity building workshops for policymakers, researchers and civil society groups and knowledge brokers in Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Mali, Tanzania Four successful grant applications. Capacity building workshops for policymakers, knowledge brokers and researchers in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda. Health policy PhD program. Contribution to SURE Guides and Videos
Contribution to SURE Guides and Videos
Knowledge management A functional website providing EIHP resources. 12 evidence briefs for policy. Six rapid evidence syntheses. SURE videos and guides available on-line. A functional national clearinghouse on health policy and systems research
Three evidence briefs for policy. 73 rapid evidence syntheses. SURE videos and guides available online
  Linkage and exchange Seven evidence informed policy dialogues Three evidence informed policy dialogues