Title: Practical Budget Development and Justification for Proposal Submission

Join us for the AFREhealth Webinar hosted by the Research Support Centers TWG     

The presentation will explore more complicated issues that may arise while preparing a budget in real time and following funder-specific guidelines. Participants will also learn how to customize their budget process to address the idiosyncrasies inherent in a variety of funders.

Title: Writing for Publication in Academia: Transforming Your Research into a Publication

Join us for the AFREhealth Webinar hosted by the AFREhealth Southern Africa Regional Chapter                                   

A well-written scientific paper explains the scientist's motivation for doing an experiment, the experimental design and execution, and the meaning of the results. Scientific papers should be written in a style that is exceedingly clear and concise. Their purpose is to inform an audience of other scientists about an important issue and to document the particular approach they used to investigate that issue.

What participants may expect from this webinar:
1. Writing a scientific paper
2. Practical tips for scientific writing

Title: Advancing the field of Impact Science in Africa

Join us for the AFREhealth Satellite (CUGH Virtual Global Health Week)

AFREhealth, an interprofessional organization, exists to improve health and living conditions (social determinants) that affect populations in Africa. Professionals celebrate the impact of their work-related achievements. However, different groups use the concept differently, necessitating clarity in what we mean by impact.

This AFREhealth virtual workshop will provide the opportunity to take a step back and carefully reflect on how we use the word, impact, and how the use and focus appeal to the wider communities we serve. What benefits do the people we serve wish to obtain from our work? Our audience will range from the people we serve, government and civil society leaders, funders like foundations, NGOs, and philanthropists who wish to support our work.

Title: Challenges and Solutions to the Climate Crisis in Africa

Join us for the AFREhealth Virtual Satellite session at CUGH 2023 hosted by the AFREhealth CUGH Working Group  

This session will be a moderated panel of experts and will focus on the climate crisis with specific strategic opportunities for African nations. Financial frameworks from the recent African Climate Summit and Assembly of the Global Environment Facility will be discussed. The intersecting roles of universities, African governments and high-income countries stakeholders to identify research gaps of known high-impact interventions and challenges to implementation will be covered. Specific advantages that African countries have in providing solutions will be addressed.

This session aims to provide an overview of strategic opportunities to address the climate crisis with a focus on African nations. Participants will better understand research gaps in high-impact interventions, the challenges policymakers have to implementation, and the natural advantages of some African contexts.

Title: Air Quality Status a Nexus for Climate Change Effect on Health

Join us for AFREhealth Webinar

Air Quality can be improved or altered by climate change. Understanding this relationship requires transdisciplinary efforts from the sectors and actors with a stake in the environment and health as an entity. Therefore, the webinar draws contributions from diverse experts covering a range of topics in the discourse.

Date: Wednesday 11 October 2023

COVID-19 and SCD: Prof. Jean Bisimwa Nachega

Title: Capacity Strengthening for the Health Workforce in LMICs: an AFREhealth - CUGH partnership

Capacity strengthening is the process of developing and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in a fast-changing world. The UN links this definition to Sustainable Development Goal 17: Revitalizing the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development. Capacity-building should be transformational and sustained over time. Capacity building aims to empower people and/or institutions to maintain and sustain key skills.

The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Capacity Strengthening Database (CBD) (www.CUGHCapacityBuilding.org) is a free platform that catalogues healthcare workforce training capacity gaps and expertise among institutions globally to foster meaningful partnerships that advance research and clinical practice globally. this site was created to serve three primary functions: enable universities, institutions, governments and other development actors (especially in LMICs) to access the trainers they need to strengthen their own training capabilities across biomedical and non-biomedical disciplines; provide a platform where institutions with trainers can identify institutions that may need their assistance; and strengthen the translation of science into policies that are scaled up.

The purpose of this webinar is to share how to develop meaningful capacity strengthening avenues, introduce the CUGH Capacity Strengthening platform to the AFREhealth community and field questions from the audience on how AFREhealth members, governments and other African development organizations can use this platform to strengthen their training programs and expand their skilled workforce.

Topic: The Economics of Task-shifting in Surgery

Introduction: An inguinal hernia is where tissue pushes through a weak area in the abdominal wall and inguinal hernia repair is one of the most common surgeries performed worldwide. Untreated inguinal hernias represent a significant burden to patients and society. Currently, demand outstrips supply of inguinal hernia repair in Ghana. Training enough surgeons to repair all of these hernias will take decades, during which time many patients will suffer poor health or die. A potential solution to address the excess demand for inguinal hernia repair requires upscaling of surgically trained non-surgeon physicians in district hospitals. Training additional non-surgeon physicians to undertake simple inguinal hernia repair necessitates an economic rationale for investment of scarce resources. Economic analysis has an important role in limited resource settings and can be used to explore the extent to which task-shifting has the desired impact, if any, on helping to meet the unmet surgical need in these settings.

The webinar will provide an Overview of the Health Economics aspects of task-shifting in surgery and will include a case study modelling the impact of training additional non-surgeon physicians in Ghanian district hospitals to use mesh for simple hernia repair on costs and outcomes.
The webinar is the second in a series of Health Economics related webinars.

The webinar is the second in a series of Health Economics related webinars.

Date: Wednesday 24th May 2023
Duration: 1 hour
Moderator: Mr. Ireneous Dasoberi, Member, AFREhealth Health Economics TWG
Speaker: Mr Mark Monahan, Lecturer in Health Economics, Health Economics Unit, University of Birmingham (45 minutes)


Small Grant Information Webinar

AFREhealth Small Grant 2023 (Cohort II)
Date: March 13

Title: Competency-based education in Africa: Understanding the basic principles

Join us for AFREhealth Webinar hosted by the Competence Based Education Technical Working Group

For the training of health workers, competence entails the habitual and judicious use of communication, knowledge, technical skills, clinical reasoning, emotions, values, and
reflection in daily practice for the benefit of the individual and the community being served. This has become the bedrock of the training of health workers and is reflected in
the shift in training paradigm from traditional methods. This webinar will discuss the basic principles of Competency-based education from the global and African perspectives.

Date: Wednesday 8 March 2023

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The African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) is an interprofessional health grouping that seeks to work all stakeholders interested in health profession education , research and service delivery to improve the quality of health care in Africa through research, education and capacity building. It is a conglomerate of individuals, institutions, associations and networks from all the geographic and linguistic regions of Africa namely Anglophone, Francophone, Lusophone and Arabophone. Read More...

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