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Africa Hub

Africa Hub

The Africa Hub is a coalition of seven schools of public health in Eastern Africa looking to strengthen capacity for health systems research (HSR) in Africa. FHS supported the Africa Hub during its second phase (from 2011-2016).

Who's involved?

  • Secretariat: Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda
  • University of Kinshasa School of Public Health, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
  • Jimma College of Public Health and Medical Sciences, Ethiopia
  • Moi University, Kenya
  • National University of Rwanda School of Public Health (NURSPH), Rwanda
  • School of Public Health University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • School of Public Health (SOPH) of the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Tanzania


  • To assess and build institutional capacity in health systems research among Africa Hub institutions (internet access, advice on financial management systems, faculty skill development etc.)
  • Extend networks for communicating learning in HSR and cross-country exchange of ideas and research
  • To focus on improving HSR capacity in institutions in post-conflict and low capacity contexts such as DRC, Ethiopia and Rwanda.
  • To conduct small scale studies in HSR over the course of the RPC through small capacity development grants to address institutionally-specific capacity barriers
  • To house a learning platform to generate systematic knowledge and support mutual learning between innovators and key health actors.

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