EDCTP National Health Research Systems 2020 survey report
26 July 2022
Recent public health emergencies in Africa have shown that countries with poor health research systems and weak research infrastructure need to be strengthened to meet the challenges of outbreak preparedness. In 2018, EDCTP and WHO Regional Office for Africa (WHO-AFRO) partnered to explore the use of a ‘barometer’ as a tool to create a roadmap for the development of national health research systems in the region. EDCTP’s latest survey based on this barometer shows a slight overall improvement in the performance of the National Health Research Systems (NHRS) of its African participating states.