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

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; Papamichail A; Banda P; Hayes R; Muliamba C (2014)
Themes: Equitable health services, Resource allocation and health financing, Governance and participation in health
Country: East and southern Africa region
URL: EQ GHD PBF Diss102.pdf
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EQUINET Discussion paper 103: The engagement of east and southern African countries on the WHO Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel and its implementation’
Dambisya YM; N Malema; C Dulo; S Matinhure; P Kadama (2014)
Themes: Equitable health services, Human resources for health, Governance and participation in health
Country: East and southern Africa region
URL: GHD Code Final rep Diss103 June2014.pdf
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Discussion paper 101: Health centre committees as a vehicle for social participation in health systems in east and southern Africa
Loewenson R; Machingura F; Kaim B; Training and Research Support Centre (TARSC); Rusike I (CWGH) (2014)
Themes: Equitable health services, Governance and participation in health
Country: East and southern Africa region
URL: EQUINET HCC Diss paper 101 FINAL.pdf
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Strengthening health centre committees as a vehicle for social participation in health in east and southern Africa: Regional Meeting Report, Harare, Zimbabwe 30 January - 1 February 2014
EQUINET; TARSC; CWGH; Medico Int (2014)
Themes: Equitable health services, Governance and participation in health
Country: East and southern Africa region
URL: EQ HCC Mtg Rep FEB2014.pdf
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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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