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.

Methods Reader and workshops on Participatory Action Research TARSC is working in EQUINET with IDRC Canada and Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research to produce a methods reader on participatory action research (PAR). The reader will be launched at the Global Symposium on Health Systems Research September 2014. When launched the reader will be made available on the EQUINET website, where you can now also find a call for applicants to the workshops on PAR being held on October 4-7 2014 at http://www.equinetafrica.org. The call closes June 30 2014.

Promising primary care systems TARSC is leading cross country work to explore learning on promising practices in primary care as a key element of equitable health systems and primary health care.

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

TRAINING COURSE ON THE PUBLIC HEALTH ACT: TARSC and Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) in association with the Advisory Board of Public Health (PHAB) are holding a three day training course on 14-16 July 2014 at Cresta Oasis Hotel, Harare for mid and field level people who have a role in implementing the Public Health Act. Interested persons should contact info@tarsc.org

Latest TARSC Publications

Implementers workshop on the Public Health Act Ch 15:09
(July 2014)
Types of work: Training activities
Areas of work: Community and Public health
Country: Zimbabwe
URL: PHact Tng Rep July2014.pdf
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Latest EQUINET Publications

Discussion paper 104: Medicines production and procurement in east and southern Africa and the role of south-south co-operation
SEATINI, CEHURD (2014)
Themes: Equitable health services, Public-private mix, Governance and participation in health
Country: East and southern Africa region
URL: GHD Meds Diss Paper 104.pdf
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Annotated bibliography of e- platforms used in participatory and peer to peer exchange and learning
Loewenson T (2013)
Themes: Governance and participation in health
Country: Zimbabwe
URL: Ann bib of e- platforms Dec2014.pdf
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The Role of Health Committees in Equitable, People-centred Health Systems in the Southern and East African Region
Mdaka K; Haricharan H; London L (2014)
Themes: Governance and participation in health
URL: HCC Regional Mtg Rep Sep2014l.pdf
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Participatory action research in people centred health systems: International Workshop Report, 4 October 2014
EQUINET; TARSC; ALAMES (2014)
Themes: Equity in health, Values, policies and rights, Governance and participation in health, Monitoring equity and research to policy
Country: International
URL: EQUINET ALAMES PAR workshop rep 4 October2014 lfs.pdf
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EQUINET Policy Brief 39: Enhancing local medicine production in east and Southern Africa
SEATINI; CEHURD; TARSC; CPTL (2014)
Themes: Health equity in economic and trade policies, Governance and participation in health
Country: East and southern Africa region
URL: EQ GHD Meds polbrief39 2014.pdf
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Participatory action research in health systems: a methods reader
Loewenson R; Laurell AC; Hogstedt C; D’Ambruoso L; Shroff Z (2014)
Themes: Equity in health, Governance and participation in health, Monitoring equity and research to policy
Country: International
URL: PAR Methods Reader2014 for web.pdf
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Policy brief 37: Health Centre Committees as a vehicle for social participation in health systems in east and southern Africa
TARSC, CWGH, Medico (2014)
Themes: Governance and participation in health
Country: East and southern Africa region
URL: EQ Polbrief 37 HCC 2014.pdf
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Policy brief 38: Taking the WHO Global code of Practice on the International Recruitment of health Personnel in Africa from bottom drawer to negotiating table and action in Africa
U Limpopo, Mustang MC, ECSA, ACHEST, TARSC (2014)
Themes: Human resources for health, Governance and participation in health
Country: East and southern Africa region
URL: EQ Polbrief 38 Code 2014.pdf
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Policy brief 36: Increasing African agency in the design of Performance Based Financing
EQUINET, U Sheffield, et al (2014)
Themes: Resource allocation and health financing, Governance and participation in health
Country: East and southern Africa region
URL: EQ Polbrief 36 Gov.pdf
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EQUINET Discussion paper 102: African participation and partnership in performance-based financing: A case study in global health policy
Barnes A; Brown G; Harman S; et al., (2014)
Themes: Equitable health services, Resource allocation and health financing, Governance and participation in health
Country: East and southern Africa region
URL: GHD Gov Diss Paper 102.pdf
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