Current status and future prospects of epidemiology and public health training and research in the WHO African region. Int. Journal of Epidemiology. 2012.
Description: To date little has been published about epidemiology and public health capacity (training, research, funding, human resources) in WHO/AFRO to help guide future planning by various stakeholders. A bibliometric analysis was performed to identify published epidemiological research. Information about epidemiology and public health training, current research and challenges was collected from key informants using a standardised questionnaire. Drawing on the results of this study, it can be argued that since 1991, there has been increasing epidemiological research productivity in WHO/AFRO that is associated with the number of epidemiology programmes and burden of HIV/AIDS cases. However, more capacity building and training initiatives in epidemiology are required to promote research and address the public health challenges facing the continent.
Authors: Nachega, J, B; Olalekan, A, U; Ho, YS; Lo, M; Anude, C; Kayembe, P; Wabwire-Mangen, F; Gomo, E; Sow, P, S; Obike, U; Kusiaku, T; Mills, E, J; Mayosi, M, B; IJsselmuiden, C. Current status and future prospects of epidemiology and public health training and research in the WHO African region.
Journal: International Journal of Epidemiology 2012 41, Issue 6: 1829-1846.
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