Strengthening of the National Health Research Systems of African EDCTP Participating States – 2020 Survey Report

Type: Brochures and other publications
Date: 26 Jul 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. In 2020, the survey study was repeated to monitor progress. The study provides an opportunity for countries to understand how to continually improve areas without consistent gains.