TDR invites applications from research teams in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to participate in a 5-day consultative workshop on implementation research for effective access and delivery of health technologies. The workshop is organized under the auspices of the Access and Delivery Partnership which aims at accelerating access and delivery of new health technologies for tuberculosis (TB), malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), in support of efforts of Member States of the United Nations to attain universal health coverage (UHC).
Between 7 and 9 research teams (of three members each) comprised of implementers (from ministries of health / drug regulatory agencies / supply chain systems) and researchers from countries in the WHO African Region, will be selected and invited for the workshop.
TDR and the World Health Organization (WHO) collaborate with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and PATH in the Access and Delivery Partnership. This unique partnership recognizes that the introduction of new health technologies can place significant burden on existing health systems in LMICs, including challenges relating to affordability, regulatory control, selection and prioritization, supply and distribution, and safety monitoring. ADP strengthens the capacities in LMICs with the aim of promoting well-functioning health systems that are essential for access to, and delivery of, health technologies. By accelerating efforts to address these challenges, ADP seeks to support and contribute to efforts in LMICs to attain UHC.
One of the areas of capacity strengthening is implementation research for effective supply chains, service delivery and patient access. ADP is also scaling-up its reach and impact through an increased focus on South–South collaboration. To complement its in-country activities, ADP is facilitating South–South learning and exchanges on policy, programmatic and technical issues that represent common challenges across different health systems. Through such collaborations, ADP is extending the reach of its interventions across a larger number of countries. In light of the foregoing, ADP plans to convene a set of intercountry capacity building workshops on implementation research. The main resource material for this workshop will be the implementation research toolkit.
Please view this call in PDF format for more information on the workshop, eligibility criteria, evaluation criteria, application and selection process.