Applied Social Sciences for Public Health (ASSPH). Higher degree training for implementation research on tropical diseases.
This report was commissioned by the Research Capacity Strengthening unit (RCS+) of the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR). The project explored the development of programmes and regional centres of excellence for capacity building in applied social science in public health and implementation research for tropical diseases control programmes in West Africa (Ghana) and East Africa (Kenya).
The report is a compilation of three independent but inter-related documents presenting background information on ASSPH and a strategy for building capacity in sub-Saharan Africa. The specific focus is on training a workforce for implementation research at Master’s and potentially PhD level. The report presents:
- A background on the training needs in ASSPH in sub-Saharan Africa and an overview of related courses and programmes available locally and internationally
- A strategic vision for capacity building in ASSPH based on consultations with stakeholders in the region and in related disciplines.
- A review of current training capacity and proposed training programmes in Ghana and Kenya for Anglophone countries in West and East Africa respectively.
World Health Organization, Geneva. ISBN 978 92 4 159558 2, 56 pp.