HEALTH AND SYSTEMS FOR HEALTH Posted on 17/10/2018 (11/09/2019) by Siki kigongo RESEARCH RESEARCH // WHAT WE DO // HEALTH AND SYSTEMS FOR HEALTH RESEARCH UNITS RESEARCH CAPACITY STRENGTHENING POLICY ENGAGEMENT & COMMUNICATIONS FELLOWSHIPS PARTNERSHIPS WITH UNIVERSITIES RESEARCH ON HIGHER EDUCATION COMMUNICATIONS Knowledge Management Policy Engagement Aging and Development Education and Youth Empowerment Health and Systems for Health Maternal and Child Wellbeing Population Dynamics and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Urbanization and Wellbeing Data and Measurement HEALTH AND SYSTEMS FOR HEALTH Signature Issue Our priority area for this unit is chronic disease management. We aim to understand the magnitude, burden, and impacts of non-communicable diseases and other chronic conditions (mental health problems and injuries), and the interactions and intersections between infectious and NCDs in order to inform integrated and efficient health system responses to major public health problems. The program will also identify and assess the impact of patient-centered and technology-based approaches to improve the integrated management of chronic diseases. Focus Areas Critical Health Systems Needs and Challenges Global Environmental Change and Its Health Impacts Health and Systems for Health Infectious and Non-Communicable Diseases OVERVIEW The Center is at the forefront of research on the emerging epidemics of both communicable and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) across Africa. We generate evidence that leads to stronger and more responsive health systems, able to address the specific needs of vulnerable populations. Our Africa-led agenda to strengthen and build more resilient systems for improved health is addressing knowledge gaps related to chronic disease management, epidemiology and identifying mitigation strategies for the rising burden of injury.