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Starting this week, we are introducing thematic blog writing with a special issue on health financing.  we are welcoming our partners to the thematic (health systems building blocks) blogs i.e. focusing on Health Financing, Service delivery (Maternal health) and Governance (community resources and other governance structures)

The blogs and discussion forum is intended to facilitate all members of the KTNET Africa team and the coalition partners to share information about their activities, share good implementation practices and network with like-minded people. It is therefore a...

"It is with much pleasure and great honor that I send out the first KTNET e-newsletter. The purpose of this newsletter is to document and share experiences in knowledge translation across Africa and to promote networking of researchers and their stakeholders. The overall aim of KTNET isto promote and support the use of research evidence generated by these coalition partners funded by the Global Health Policy and Health Systems research program (GHPHSR)." This is part f the message for the PI Dr Suzanne N Kiwanuka    Please use this link to download a copy for content.

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Its with great pleasure that we announce the Burundi and DRC coalition as the winners of the KT activities targeted grants.  

The grant will go towards a dissemination workshop that will be held in Bubanza province, Burundi. 

Congratulations Dr. Georges Nsengiyumva and your team!

The joint meeting organised by WOTRO and KTNET under the global health systems symposium will  be held at Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore. (parkinn.com/hotel-capetown

Please find more information about the symposium here. http://ktnetafrica.net/news/read-some-abstracts-be-delivered-upcoming-ca...
Sophie Goyet has joined the KTNET team as our French speaking Knowledge Translation Expert as well as the French Translator for our KT articles and other products.   She is a Midwife, Epidemiologist, pursuing a PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health at Montpellier University, France. Based in Cambodia, her work combines research projects’ management and data analysis with a particular focus on knowledge translation, infectious diseases and mother and child health, and antibioresistance.   For more infromation about Sophi please visit her page ...

KTNET Africa secretariat announces the availability of 4 competitive KT grants ranging from 1200-1500 EURO). This opportunity is restricted to coalition institutions in Senegal, South Africa, Burundi, Rwanda, Ghana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Ethiopia.

Applications for this funding should be tailored to KT activities including but not limited to policy dialogue, community engagement or any other stakeholder engagements. These activities should also closely align with the KT work plans submitted to the KTNET...

KTNET Africa secretariat invites researchers from the coalition institutions in Senegal, SouthAfrica, Burundi, Rwanda, Ghana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Ethiopia to submit 1-2 page concepts of novel ideas tailored to their research priority areas including; maternal health, health financing and community resources.

The goal of this initiative is to promote networking across coalition partners by identifying research areas where partners can collaborate and research ideas that KTNET Africa can support to be developed...

Each of the 20,000 residents of Ruhuha Sector of Bugesera District in Eastern Rwanda is at risk of being infected with malaria once every three days, according to findings from a baseline survey of the Malaria Elimination Program for Ruhuha (MEPR).

“Each person receives one infected bite every three days,” said Mr. Emmanuel Hakizimana, a PhD student and leader of the entomology component of MEPR adding that each resident gets an average of 100 infected bites per year.

With a proposition that there are key entomological and environmental determinants which affect malaria...

Health education will be critical to the success of the Malaria Elimination Program for Ruhuha (MEPR) project in eastern Rwanda, if findings from a baseline study disseminated to stakeholders on May 28 -30 are anything to go by.

The Ruhuha Sector of Bugesera District remains Rwanda’s malaria hotbed as the country works towards pre elimination levels by 2018.

While community members rank malaria as the number one health problem in Ruhuha and are highly knowledgeable on malaria transmission, challenges abound on how to use some of the existing proven preventive measures.

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With deep conviction that having a healthy population is key to national development, the local leadership in Rwanda’s Bugesera District, has pledged to give maximum support to the Malaria Elimination Program for Ruhuha (MEPR) research project.

Officiating at the start of a 3 day preliminary research findings dissemination on May 28, Bugesera District Vice Mayor in charge of Social Affairs Ms Prisilla Uwirigate (on right side in picture below) assured the study team of total cooperation from the area leadership.

“We are going to work with you to bring this project to fruition...

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