ASSET - NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Health System Strengthening in Sub-Saharan Africa

Project description

This research project aims to improve the quality and outcomes of surgical, maternal and integrated primary health care through health system strengthening interventions in Ethiopia, South Africa, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe. There are eight collaborating partners, six from countries in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Healthcare across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) reaches too few of those in need and does not achieve the best possible results. Resources are limited, so non-specialists provide most treatments. ASSET NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Health System Strengthening in Sub-Saharan Africa brings together surgeons, obstetricians, midwives, psychiatrists, public health dentists, palliative care and general healthcare specialists to work with social scientists, health economists, information technologists and implementation scientists.

We are looking for practical ways, through health system strengthening interventions, to improve the coverage and quality of care.