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 with EQUINET, IDRC Canada and Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research has produced a methods reader on participatory action research (PAR) that draws on examples and experiences globally. The reader was launched at the Global Symposium on Health Systems Research and is available in English and in Spanish

Promising primary care systems TARSC has led cross country research on promising practices in primary care as a key element of equitable health systems and primary health care. The reports on the learning from promising primary care practice in selected high and middle income countries can now be found in the publications bibliography with an overall technical synthesis produced of the learning.

Global Health Diplomacy TARSC has co-ordinated an international programme exploring the role of global health diplomacy (GHD), including south –south diplomacy, in addressing selected key challenges to health and strengthening health systems working with institutions in EQUINET and Carleton University Canada. In April 2016 a regional workshop was held in Nairobi with EQUINET through TARSC and SEATINI with ECSA Health Community to discuss the research findings and issues on the World Health Assembly agenda. The research has also been published in a special issue of the Journal for Health Diplomacy on Africa.

National Research Forum on Universal Health Coverage: Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), National Institute for Health Research and TARSC held a two day national research forum on March 19 and 20 2015 under the theme ‘Evidence for advancing Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Zimbabwe’. The forum report is available

Latest Activities

TWO DAY DISTRICT LEVEL TRAINING COURSE ON THE PUBLIC HEALTH ACT, 9-10 MAY 2016, BULAWAYO, Closing date for applications 2 May 2015 1700: TARSC and Ministry of Health and Child Care are holding a two day training course on 9-10 May 2016 in Bulawayo for mid and field level people who have a role in implementing the Public Health Act in Bulawayo district. The programme is aimed at building knowledge to support implementation of the Public Health Act and its regulations. Interested persons should contact the Programme Coordinator, Public Health Act Short Course Training email artwell@tarsc.org and give full name, email, fax and physical contact information for further details and registration. Registration is free. Only registered delegates will be allowed to participate in the training.

Latest TARSC Publications

EQUINET Information brief: Global emergency financing and health system strengthening
(July 2016)
Types of work: General Research
Areas of work: Community and Public health, Equity in health
Country: Zimbabwe
URL: http://tinyurl.com/jsgsgnh
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Latest EQUINET Publications

EQUINET Information brief: Global emergency financing and health system strengthening
Brown G; Wills O; Loewenson R (2016)
Themes: Equitable health services, Resource allocation and health financing, Governance and participation in health
Country: East and southern Africa region
URL: EQ Emergency Funds brief 2016.pdf
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Global health diplomacy in east and southern Africa, Report of a Regional Meeting, 8-9 April 2016, Nairobi Kenya
ECSA HC; EQUINET (2016)
Themes: Values, policies and rights, Governance and participation in health
Country: East and southern Africa region
URL: Regional GHD meeting report2016.pdf
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EQUINET brief
EQUINET (2016)
Themes: Equity in health
Country: East and southern Africa region
URL: EQUINET brief 2016.pdf
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EQUINET Discussion paper 107: Literature Review: Essential health benefits in east and southern Africa
Todd G; Mamdani M; Loewenson R (2016)
Themes: Equitable health services, Resource allocation and health financing
Country: East and southern Africa region
URL: EQ Diss 107 EHB litrev May2016.pdf
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EQUINET Policy brief 40: Implementing the International Health Regulations in east and southern Africa: Progress, opportunities and challenges
SEATINI; TARSC (2016)
Themes: Values, policies and rights, Governance and participation in health
Country: East and southern Africa region
URL: Pol Brief 40 IHR May2016.pdf
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EQUINET PRA paper: Reflections on actions and learning from participatory work on health in Cassa Banana, Zimbabwe.
Kaim B (2016)
Themes: Poverty and health, Equitable health services, Governance and participation in health
Country: Zimbabwe
URL: EQPRA Cassa Banana April 2016.pdf
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Discussion paper 106: Responding to inequalities in health in urban areas: A review and annotated bibliography
Loewenson R; Masotya M (2015)
Themes: Equity in health, Health equity in economic and trade policies, Poverty and health, Equitable health services, Governance and participation in health, Monitoring equity and research to policy
Country: East and southern Africa region
URL: Diss_106_Ann_Bib_Urban_health_in_ESA_Dec2015.pdf
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African responses to the 2014/5 Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic
Loewenson R; Papamichail A; Ayagah I (2015)
Themes: Equitable health services
Country: Africa
URL: EQUINET_GHD_Ebola_brief_Oct2015_for_web.pdf
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Guidance on using needs-based formulae and gap analysis in the equitable allocation of health care resources in East and Southern Africa
McIntyre D; Anselmi L (2015)
Themes: Resource allocation and health financing
Country: East and southern Africa region
URL: EQ_RA_manual_Sep2015.pdf
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Contributions of global health diplomacy to equitable health systems in east and southern Africa
EQUINET (2015)
Themes: Equity in health, Values, policies and rights, Health equity in economic and trade policies, Equitable health services, Human resources for health, Resource allocation and health financing, Governance and participation in health
Country: East and southern Africa region
URL: EQ_GHD_Summary_brief_June2015.pdf
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