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Strengthening Equity through Applied Research Capacity Building in e-Health

There exists limited understanding of how e-Health solutions are perceived, designed, implemented and used. This goes beyond considerations related to automation, power supplies and affordability. Rather, it refers to context-specific, politically-aware and socially sensitive examination of how various ICTs are being appropriated, who is being included and excluded in the process, and whether the incorporation of ICTs is leading to more equitable health outcomes. The Strengthening Equity through Applied Research Capacity Building in e-Health (SEARCH) program will cultivate local research capacity to examine e-health and whether it leads to improved health equity and stronger health systems. Emphasis will be placed on methodological and analytical rigor, and policy dialogue. The first phase of SEARCH will involve scoping studies and workshops, with will elaborate the research agenda for the remainder of the program.

Project ID
106229
Project Status
Completed
End Date
Duration
60 months
IDRC Officer
Chaitali Sinha
Total Funding
CA$ 3,430,000.00
Location
North of Sahara
South of Sahara
Central Asia
South Asia
Far East Asia
South America
Programs
Maternal and Child Health
Maternal and Child Health
Networked Economies
Institution Country
Switzerland
Project Leader
Chris Bailey
Institution
World Health Organization/Organisation mondiale de la santé/Organización Mundial de la Salud
Institution Country
Kenya
Project Leader
Doris Kirigia
Institution
Kenya Medical Research Institute
Institution Country
Ethiopia
Project Leader
Dr Daniel Datiko
Institution
Sidama Zone Health Department
Institution Country
Lebanon
Project Leader
Dr Shadi Saleh
Institution
American University of Beirut
Institution Country
Peru
Project Leader
José Enrique Pérez-Lu MD MSc
Institution
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Institution Country
South Africa
Project Leader
Lyn Hanmer
Institution
SAHIA ASSOCIATION (ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED UNDER SECTION 21)
Institution Country
Burkina Faso
Project Leader
Maurice Yé
Institution
Centre de Recherche en Santé de Nouna
Institution Country
Viet Nam
Project Leader
PhD Liem T. Nguyen
Institution
Institute of Population, Health and Development
Institution Country
Philippines
Project Leader
Portia Fernandez- Marcelo
Institution
University of the Philippines Manila Development Foundation, Inc.
Institution Country
Philippines
Project Leader
Portia Fernandez-Marcelo
Institution
University of the Philippines Manila Development Foundation, Inc.
Institution Country
Bangladesh
Project Leader
Sabrina Rasheed
Institution
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
Institution Country
United Kingdom
Project Leader
Sally Theobald
Institution
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Outputs

Report

Learning evaluation of strengthening equity through applied research capacity building in eHealth (SEARCH) - final report

Report

Employing ehealth to enhance equity in access to and quality of chronic care services in primary health care in Lebanon final technical report

Paper

An evidence-based framework for integrating eHealth into more equitable health systems

Report

WawaRed-Perú : reduciendo las inequidades en salud y mejorando la salud materna mediante la mejora de los sistemas de información en salud