Health system strengthening is a key thematic research area at the Biomedical Research and Training Institute (BRTI) and is led by the Centre for International Health and Policy (CIHP). Such research evolves around health systems to generate evidence that contributes to policies and initiatives for strengthening and improving health system performance for low and middle income countries (LMIC). In the past 8 years research on health financing, human resources and gender responsive health systems has been conducted and proposals for follow up research are being developed. Research conducted which contributes to health system strengthening so far include;
Its purpose is to support the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) in preventing healthcare associated tuberculosis infection in Zimbabwe.
Strategy 1 – Strengthen existing IPC programmes & extending them to all HCF & into the community with a focus on TBIC.
Bridging the Gap in HIV testing and care for children in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe Infection Prevention and Control Project (ZIPCOP)
The overall goal of ZIPCOP was to reduce morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases in Zimbabwe. The purpose of the project was to support the MOHCC in improving infection prevention and control practices in health care facilities nationwide to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases, including TB, among patients and staff.
Research for building pro-poor health systems during the recovery from crisis (ReBUILD)
An investigation into Health Financing, Incentives for Health Workers and Rural Deployment and Posting of Human Resources for Health in Zimbabwe.
Sub-study 1 The Impact of user fees on health care seeking behaviour and financial protection during the crisis period in Zimbabwe.
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