Research Capacity Building in LMICs: An Integrated approach to junior faculty research training at the UZ College of Health Sciences – MEPI Junior faculty program

Insufficient health research capacity for locally driven research Absence of trained and experienced candidates with skills, knowledge, networks and confidence to build research careers Brain-drain of young aspiring researchers to better environments Inadequate research funding Fewer programs providing training relevant to LMICs Lack of established career pathways for researchers Please...
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Building Research Capacity: a Three Country Success Story

Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe like other sub Saharan African countries record one of the poorest health indicators in the world. The maternal mortality ratios are high according to national statistics office figures; 439/100,000 in Malawi, 389 /100,000 in Zambia and 451/100,000 in Zimbabwe. The neonatal mortality rates are 24/1,000 in Malawi, 30/1,000 in Zambia and 27 /1,000 in Zimbabwe. In...
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Developing Early Career Researchers’ Competency in Data Analysis and Manuscript Writing

Publication of scholarly work and research findings is critical for career progression and reputation in academia. One of the key priorities of a researcher is to disseminate their contributions for advancement of knowledge. Please...
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Impact of a research capacity development intervention for public health: a case study of a PhD Cohort Supervision programme at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A research capacity development intervention for public health was initiated in 2013 as part of the MEPI-funded Project at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Please...
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A D43 Decade: Dissemination & Degrees Strengthening Research Capacity through Graduate Education of Junior Faculty in Mali and Nigeria

Northwestern University (NU): Inclusion Criteria: National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Centertraining grants (D43) w/ NU as Prime Institution* (2008) Primary partners: •Nigeria: University of Lagos, University of Jos & University ofIbadan •Mali:Universitédes Sciences, des Techniques et desTechnologies de Bamako Goal: •Examine trainee and program outcomes where NU was the prime...
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Research Support Centre -Contributing to research capacity building at the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences

Research in African Universities; • Increasing teaching load in the face of increasing enrolment, brain-drain and dwindling resources • Most African universities emphasize teaching and are by default research non-intensive i.e Limited Research Capacity Please...
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