General information

Title
Strengthening the capacity for research, teaching, policy advice, advocacy and networking of the partners in the field on human and animal health
ID
XM-DAC-2-10-3061
CRS ID
2018C3061
Start date
End date
Activity status
Completion
Budget
€5.876.261
Actor
ITM Institute of Tropical Medicine ANTWERPEN - ANVERS
Country
SOUTH AFRICA
Sector
Health - Medical research
Aid type
Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes
Priority partner country
Yes
Fragile state
No
Least developed country
No
Budgetline
54 20 356072 NGO Programs
Finance type
GRANT
Tied status
No
Flow type
ODA
SDGs
Body

General

Research and education to improve animal and human health and welfare in Southern Africa Drawing on their position as South African Higher Education Institutions with capacity to support the African Region more generally, the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases (UP) and the School of Public Health (UWC) will partner with the Institute of Tropical Medicine to strengthen the capacity to respond to key human and veterinary health challenges in the Region. This will done by: 1) Building an evidence base through collaborative research on zoonotic and animal diseases (DVTD) and health policy and systems (SOPH), that takes into account the specific ecological and socio-economic context, in South Africa and the Region; 2) Collaborating in post graduate research training (masters, doctoral and post doctoral) on these themes to candidates from South Africa and the Region; 3) Enhancing south-south and north-south dialogue and networks of teaching and research collaboration; 4) Engaging with local communities, practitioners and policy makers to address human and veterinary health challenges in South Africa and the Region. For the ITM, Higher Education Institutions and their staff and students are the main beneficiaries. These are reached through capacity development activities for researchers and research centres, co-production of research and of educational programmes, and networking.