Strengthening Research and Analytical Capacities for Interventions in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH+N)

October 5, 2023

On August 7-25, the Countdown to 2030 for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health (CD2030) project held its first training for the 2023 cohort in Nairobi, Kenya. The training objective was to provide fellows with analytical skills; empowering  them to undertake research project, data analysis and write-up of manuscripts on findings from their analyses. 

During the training, the ten fellows had the opportunity to interact directly with their assigned facilitators to review their analytical plans and methods. Fellows also participated in at least two APHRC short courses (e.g. scientific writing, data analysis using STATA or R, systematic review.)

At the end of the analytical workshop, each fellow had: finalized their research projects including analytical methods, products and timelines, set up a plan for writing and publishing manuscripts on findings from their research project, started data analysis for their research projects – preliminary findings, acquired skills to conduct systematic reviews and meta-analyses, and acquired relevant scientific writing skills and publishing tips.

The training was facilitated by researchers from APHRC and CD2030 Global Experts from CD2030 Data Analysis Centres and collaborating Universities.

CD2023 has in 2023 launched a Fellowship Program to strengthen research and analytical capacities for monitoring and tracking the progress of life-saving interventions for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Nutrition in CD2030 collaborating countries in Africa.  This year’s fellows are from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Zambia, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo and Zimbabwe.

Every year, the program will recruit about 10 fellows from the collaborating countries through a competitive process. The 12-month program includes two residential trainings (one-month stay each) and remote support and engagements.

Read more about the Countdown to 2030 fellowship here