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This is one of the 17 capacity building projects at Makerere University supported by Sida for the period 2015 to 2020.

The aim of the project is to strengthen capacity for chronic care (both prevention and management) through education, training at the doctoral and post-doctoral levels and research evidence generation. The project is supporting two objectives each with a number of specific objectives.

Objective 1

To contribute to capacity building at Makerere University (Mak) and Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) through doctoral and post-doctoral training in a multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary research team environment. The specific objectives under this general objective are;

1.   Train 3 post-doctoral researchers and 2 doctoral faculty at Mak and MUST with co-supervision from Karolinska Insitute (KI), Mak and MUST, under a multi-disciplinary research team environment investigatin chronic care and health system strengthening for T2DM.

2.   Enhance PhD training and supervisory skills at Mak and MUST with co-supervisory support from KI.

3.   Enhance research and evidence generation capacity at Mak and MUST using T2DM as an example.

Objective 2

To enhance research capacity under a framework for strengthening health systems and health care delivery using the example of T2DM management and prevention from health systems and community perspective that could be utilized for other NCDs in the near future. The specific objectives under this general objective are;

1.   Determine the added value of specific facility only intervention as well as specific facility plus community interventions on glycemic control and lifestyle modification using controlled trial design.

2.   Evaluate the cost and cost-effectiveness of the specific interventions for T2DM prevention and management.

As part of the capacity building of SIDA, the project is training 2 PHD students and 3 post-doctoral researchers.

 

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