Training and Research Support Centre

Training and Research Support Centre (TARSC) provides training, research and support services to state and civil society organisations at national and international levels. TARSC is a learning and knowledge organization, with a particular focus on skills building, research and technical support and a commitment to long term capacity building in the public sector and in civil society.

Equity Watch work in east and Southern Africa TARSC is the cluster lead in EQUINET for monitoring and analysis of equity in health in the Equity Watch, working with technical institutions, governments and civil society in east and southern Africa. To date Equity Watch reports have been produced in six countries, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania as well as at Regional level in 16 countries. The reports assess progress in a number of dimensions of equity in heath. The reports are available on this website and at EQUINET http://www.equinetafrica.org. They raise areas for action to ensure redistributive health systems and in wider policies to address the social determinants of health. The latest report from Tanzania can now be found on the EQUINET website.

Global Health Diplomacy TARSC is lead in an international programme that is exploring the role of global health diplomacy (GHD), including south –south diplomacy, in addressing selected key challenges to health and strengthening health systems and will use the evidence and learning to inform African policy actors and stakeholders within processes of health diplomacy, working with institutions in EQUINET and Carleton University Canada.

Latest Activities

REGIONAL WORK ON HEALTH LITERACY: TARSC is implementing health literacy programmes in east and southern Africa. As a support to the work TARSC will with co-operating partners hold in January 30-February 1 a regional meeting on the role of health centre committees in health systems. The workshop will review the legal frameworks, training programmes and monitoring and support tools for health centre committees. Interested persons should contact admin@tarsc.org

Latest TARSC Publications

Civil Society’s Contribution to Budget Advocacy for Sexual and Reproductive Health: Findings and Lessons Learned from Three Country Studies in Bangladesh, The Philippines and Uganda
(November 2013)
Types of work: General Research
Areas of work: Community and Public health
Country: Unknown Country
URL: GHGJ-VOLUME-VI-ISSUE-1-FALL-2012-Civil-Society’s-Contribution-to-Budget-Advocacy-for-Sexual-and-Reproductive-Health-Findings-and-Lessons-Learned-fro
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Latest EQUINET Publications

Training Workshop on Participatory methods for a people centred health system, 7-10 October 2013
Training and Research Support Centre; COPASAH; EQUINET (2013)
Themes: Equitable health services, Governance and participation in health
Country: East and southern Africa region
URL: PRA Reg Mtg Rep Oct2013.pdf
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Building empowered communities for health:_A film on health literacy and participatory approaches to health in Zambia
TARSC, Lusaka District Health Management Team, Ministry of Health Zambia September 2013 (2013)
Themes: Equitable health services, Governance and participation in health
Country: Zambia
URL: http://vimeo.com/72914294
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Discussion paper 100: Laws on management of public and private funds for health in Zimbabwe
Bhala B (2013)
Themes: Values, policies and rights, Resource allocation and health financing
Country: Zimbabwe
URL: Diss 100 Zim laws on funds Sep2013.pdf
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EQUINET Policy Brief 35: Legislation on the for-profit private health sector in East and Southern Africa
Doherty J (2013)
Themes: Equitable health services, Public-private mix, Resource allocation and health financing, Governance and participation in health
Country: East and southern Africa region
URL: Pol 35 finregs.pdf
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EQUINET Discussion Paper 99: Legislation on the for-profit private health sector in east and southern Africa
Doherty J (2013)
Themes: Resource allocation and health financing
Country: East and southern Africa region
URL: Diss 99 privsector laws Aug2013.pdf
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EQUINET Participatory Methods toolkit: Organising Peoples Power for Health
Loewenson R, Kaim B, Chikomo F (TARSC), Mbuyita S, Makemba A (IFAKARA) (2006)
Themes: Equity in health, Equitable health services, Governance and participation in health, Monitoring equity and research to policy
Country: Zimbabwe
URL: EQUINET PRA toolkit for web.pdf
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Discussion paper 98: Annotated literature review: African actors, global health governance and performance-based funding
Brown GW; Barnes A; Harman S; Gruia M; Papamichail A (2013)
Themes: Resource allocation and health financing, Governance and participation in health
Country: International
URL: Diss 98 PBF Lit Rev June 2013.pdf
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Literature review on codes of practice on international recruitment of health professionals in global health diplomacy
Dambisya YM; Kadama P; Matinhure S; Malema N; Dulo C (2013)
Themes: Human resources for health, Governance and participation in health
Country: East and southern Africa region
URL: Diss 97 GHD Lit review Codes May 2013.pdf
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Annotated bibliography: Social power, participation and accountability in health
Loewenson R; Tibazarwa K (2013)
Themes: Governance and participation in health
Country: International
URL: Annotated Bib social emp May2013.pdf
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EQUINET Discussion paper 96: Literature review on co-operation in essential medicines production and procurement between Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) and Brazil, India and China
SEATINI; CEHURD (2013)
Themes: Health equity in economic and trade policies, Governance and participation in health
Country: East and southern Africa region
URL: Diss 96 GHD Litreview meds May2013.pdf
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