A network for collaborative education and research activities in Africa established by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in partnership with AAPH and leading institutions and organizations across the African region. In June 2014, a foundational meeting was held in Boston, MA with all partners from education and research institutions from seven countries in Africa (Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda) to discuss advancing coordinated and collaborative education and research activities in order to address critical gaps in population health. The meeting afforded the opportunity to establish a Network, which builds upon the numerous ongoing training and research activities among participating institutions - the Africa Research, Implementation Science and Education Network (ARISE Network). Network activities include discussions to prioritize and mapped out plans to advance purposeful and collaborative public health capacity building efforts with a focus on implementation science. Five out of the seven network members have implemented an adolescent health survey using a standard tool; findings from this baseline will form a foundation for a larger study in future.

Through an interdisciplinary approach, the Network will develop the next-generation of African leaders in public health implementation science and health systems research in Africa, capable of solving problems within a changing world environment and using each other as resources. The Network will provide training opportunities to advance mastery of both new knowledge (implementation of health systems interventions, health service quality, health systems financing, human resources for health) and methods (implementation science, program and impact evaluations, biostatistics and epidemiology, and health economics). Through rigorous coursework, participatory seminars, case studies, intensive mentorship, and training in translational research, trainees will have the opportunity to interact extensively with Network faculty, fellow trainees, and other professional mentors.

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