Journal article

A scoping review of non-communicable disease research capacity strengthening initiatives in low and middle-income countries

Tilahun Nigatu Haregu, Allison Byrnes, Kavita Singh, Thirunavukkarasu Sathish, Naanki Pasricha, Kremlin Wickramasinghe, Kavumpurathu Raman Thankappan, Brian Oldenburg

GLOBAL HEALTH RESEARCH AND POLICY | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

Introduction: As the epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is rapidly developing in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), the importance of local research capacity and the role of contextually relevant research in informing policy and practice is of paramount importance. In this regard, initiatives in research capacity strengthening (RCS) are very important. The aim of this study was to review and summarize NCD research capacity strengthening strategies that have been undertaken in LMICs. Methods: Using both systematic and other literature search, we identified and reviewed NCD-RCS initiatives that have been implemented in LMICs and reported since 2000. Information was extracted fr..

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Grants

Awarded by Fogarty International Centre (FIC) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was initiated along with Asian Collaboration for Excellence in Non-Communicable Disease (ASCEND) study which was funded by the Fogarty International Centre (FIC) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under Award Number: D43TW008332.