NDM in Kenya
NDM has supported the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme since its inception. The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme is one of the Wellcome Trust’s major overseas programmes and is well known internationally producing work that has had a major influence on national and international health policy. Research spans a wide variety of topics and disciplines including research on malaria and bacterial and viral infectious diseases, work to map disease risk and intervention coverage and work on research ethics and health systems strengthening.
Formally established in 1989, in partnership with the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), researchers now tackle basic, clinical, and epidemiological and public health research in parallel, with aims to expand the country's capacity to conduct multidisciplinary research that is strong, sustainable and internationally competitive.
Most recently the Nuffield Department of Medicine has helped support a new initiative that is working towards strengthening Health Systems Research in Kenya. This is hoped to be a starting point for enabling scientists from Oxford to create new knowledge with African colleagues and build capacity in global health while promoting the bi-directional transfer of knowledge between Oxford and Africa.
Oxford Health Systems Collaboration (OHSCAR) - NDM
Inadequate health systems make many existing and potential future health interventions impotent. Nowhere are such effects more apparent than in Africa which continues to post the worst health indicators globally. Priority will be given first to build on existing expertise and opportunities for strengthening health systems research between Oxford and Kenya. Over time OHSCAR shall harness the wide expertise available across Oxford University to build an inclusive research collaboration focused on African Health Systems Research.
Our areas of research are on (but not limited to): social science, health economics, knowledge translation, quality of care, service delivery, implementation research, health informatics.