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Development of Health Research Capacity. Dr Namrita Mesuria BDS FSMed. Need for research. Research capacity is weak in developing countries Analysis of the burden of illnesses and their determinants to identify and set priorities among health problems Investigate and answer problems

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Development of health research capacity

Development of Health Research Capacity

Dr Namrita Mesuria

BDS FSMed


Need for research

Need for research

  • Research capacity is weak in developing countries

  • Analysis of the burden of illnesses and their determinants to identify and set priorities among health problems

  • Investigate and answer problems

  • The development of new tools and methodologies to measure and promote health equity

  • To advance understanding of disease


Need for research1

Need for research

  • Evidence based medicine

  • Interdisciplinary approach

  • Facilitate development & understanding of computer skills


Need for research2

Need for research

  • Increase scientific knowledge

  • Improve patient care

  • Develop critical thinking

  • Clinicians help 1 person but a researcher helps all people


What is health research capacity

What is health research capacity

  • Ability to define problems

  • Set objectives and priorities

  • Identify solutions to national health problems

  • Use results effectively


Barriers and challenges

Barriers and Challenges

  • Priority setting

  • No demand for research at work

  • Political instability

  • Allocation and mobilization of resources

  • Dissemination and utilization of resources

  • Funding


Support for research

Support for research

  • Joining national, regional and international organizations

  • Local, regional, global grants

  • Data bases for developing countries – HINARI, WHO

  • Follow guidelines for conducting research

  • Available forum for publication


Research process

Research process

  • Problem identification

  • Literature review

  • Objectives

  • Methodology

    • Ethics approval, consent

    • Sampling

    • Data entry and analysis

  • Results and discussion

  • Dissemination of findings


Research potential of new graduates

Research potential of new graduates

  • Technical skills

  • Collaboration network

  • Wide dissemination of findings

  • Funding and assistance from NGOs, international agencies

  • Multi-sectorial approach to health


Recommendations

Recommendations

  • Involve policy-makers and community

  • Effective use of human resources

  • Set up research groups

  • Appropriate research training/mentoring

  • Seek guidance from local/international research bodies


Recommendations1

Recommendations

  • Utilize technical skills of new graduates

  • Incorporate a research requirement as job description

  • Provide incentives – promotion

  • Wide dissemination of data

  • Establish an electronic database

  • Improve access to internet


References

References

  • Pryor J & Morse Z,Fiji Report on National Health Research Systems Workshop 15, 16 May 2007

  • Ali S, Strengthening Health Research Capacity of Nurses – The Need for Evidence Based Practice, 2008

  • Chitr S & Ratana S, Strengthening health research capacity in developing countries: a critical element for achieving health equity, BMJ 2000;321:813-817


Thank you

THANK YOU


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