Research for health managerial capacity building in Latin America (RIMAIS)

What is the Project about?

This project aimed to strengthen managerial capacities and knowledge for managers of National Research for Health Systems. COHRED has been supporting the development and strengthening of research for health systems in the Latin American region. However, this project presented the first opportunity that COHRED had to engage managers responsible for these systems and to offer training for their work. The project was aimed at building capacities around the practical aspects concerning the day-to-day work of research for health managers. It is in this regard that the project integrated three courses into its approach.

What is happening in the Project?

COHRED coordinated and offered three courses:

1. The course on Policies offered social and development perspectives to issues concerning policies in research for health;

2. The course on monitoring and evaluation was aimed at providing common accepted indicators that can be used to come up with a standard understanding of monitoring and evaluation. This was needed in order to benchmark advances of research in the region;

3. The course on ‘use of research results’ enabled research managers to understand the role they can play in using, facilitating and supporting the use of research results for decision-making.

This project ended in November 2012.

Project Achievements

The courses held under this project included: an introductory course held in Antigua, Guatemala in July 2011 and three on-line courses, 30 hours each were offered in 2012.

Achievements in this project were:

  • Four courses delivered;
  • Over 120 participants reached;
  • Participants from three continents: America, Europe and Africa;
  • Multi-partner association for this project (RIMASI/AECID/INSP/COHRED).

COHRED’s Partners

COHRED is working in close collaboration with the Ibero-American Ministerial Network on Learning and Research for Health (RIMASI). This Network is coordinated by the Ministry of Health of Costa Rica who received a grant from the Spanish Cooperation Agency for International Development (AECID). Another supporter of the initiative is the Health Institute Carlos III (Spain). The National Institute of Public Health of Mexico (INSP) provided technical (online platform) and academic (integration of syllabus) support as well as academic accreditation of the courses. The Network brings together the partners through which the project is implemented.

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COHRED Contacts

Francisco Becerra on email:
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