Micro Research: Finding sustainable local health solutions in East Africa through small local research studies

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dc.contributor.author MacDonald, Noni E.
dc.contributor.author Bortolussi, Robert
dc.contributor.author Kabakyenga, Jerome
dc.contributor.author Pemba, Senga
dc.contributor.author Estambale, Benson B.
dc.contributor.author Kollmann, Martin
dc.contributor.author Adome, Richard Odoi
dc.contributor.author Appleton, Mary
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-29T09:16:34Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-29T09:16:34Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-319-15750-4
dc.identifier.uri DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15750-4_6
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.jooust.ac.ke:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/1347
dc.description DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15750-4_6 en_US
dc.description.abstract Sub-Saharan African countries are seeking grassroots input to improve health research capacity. A MicroResearch program in East Africa builds local ability to find sustainable solutions for community health problems. The MicroResearch program features three integrated components: (1) 2-week training workshops; (2) development of small proposals with international peer review followed by project funding, implementation, knowledge translation; and (3) coaching from experienced researchers. Evaluation included standardized questions after workshop completion, an online survey of recent workshop participants and discussions at two East Africa MicroResearch Forums in 2013. Between 2008 and 2013, 15 workshops were conducted at five East Africa sites with 391 participants. Of 29 projects funded by MicroResearch, seven are completed; of which six led to changes in local health policy/practice. Program training stimulated 13 other funded research projects including eight external to MicroResearch. The success of MicroResearch sets the stage for potential future growth of such programs. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Springer International en_US
dc.subject Knowledge translation en_US
dc.subject Workshop attendance en_US
dc.subject Village health team en_US
dc.subject Volunteer village health en_US
dc.subject Community health problem en_US
dc.title Micro Research: Finding sustainable local health solutions in East Africa through small local research studies en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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