As part of Thanzi la Onse (TLO), Paul Revill and Simon Walker travelled to Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania to deliver training courses in health economics and explore opportunities for research collaborations.
Paul and Simon delivered a training course on health economics to around 25 health economists. The course was organised by the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) at Makerere University in partnership with the MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit. The course was followed by a reception with local policy makers and senior researchers.
Throughout their time in Uganda, they also met with several other researchers (e.g. Makere School of Public Health), Ministry of Health policy makers and World Bank representatives to explore the ways TLO can support research and policy uptake in Uganda.
This was also the perfect opportunity for Paul and Simon to meet with Thanzi la Onse Co-Investigators, Kenneth R. Katumba and Prof. Janet Seeley from the MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit in order to start research planning under Thanzi la Onse.
Paul and Simon visited and provided a seminar at the Kenyan Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) at the Wellcome Trust Centre in Nairobi.
TLO is working closely with the East, Central and Southern African (ECSA) Health Community to build capacity in health economics among regional Ministries of Health and policy makers. This was the opportunity for TLO researchers and ECSA representatives to start begin discussing the provision of HBP design training in the future, using the model developed by CHE in Malawi (HSSPII).