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Organized by
The Regional Training Center supported by TDR
for Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) in collaboration with WHO/EMRO
Hammamet, Tunisia
Deadline of application: November 15, 2023
Only applicants from the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region are eligible.
Implementation research (IR) is the scientific study of barriers to and methods of promoting the systematic application of research findings in practice, including in public policies. IR explores the challenges that are faced when generalizing research findings "in the real world", such as in the fields of health care. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines it as a form of research which "addresses implementation bottlenecks, identifies optimal approaches for a particular setting, and promotes the uptake of research findings: ultimately, it leads to improved health care and its delivery." (WHO, 2017).
This training course will be based on the French version of the Toolkit (https://adphealth.org/irtoolkit/), that was developed by the Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) to strengthen implementation research (IR) capacities of individuals and institutions, especially in low-and middle-income countries. This course will introduce participants to the concepts of IR methods and ethics, tools and materials relevant to IR which facilitate the development of IR proposals applied to Infectious Diseases’ Programs.
The training will be delivered through lectures, plenary presentations, group discussions and problem analysis. The following modules will be presented and discussed:
- Introduction to Implementation research
- Understanding Implementation research
- Developing an IR proposal
- Research methods and data management
- IR planning and Conducting IR
- Communication and Advocacy
- Integrating IR into Health systems
· Residence and work in an institution within the WHO-Eastern Mediterranean Region countries.
· Involvement in public health programs, including infectious diseases (IDPs). Aiming to improve the control of infectious diseases through IR, and recommended by their own institution.
· Submission of a sound Implementation Research project (please check definition above) that will benefit from the course activities.
Upon selection, applicants have to bring along the IR proposal submitted with their application, which they plan to implement upon improvement after the course.
Participants are expected to bring their own IR proposal that they plan to implement.
Each project has to be proposed by at least two persons (PI / Co-PI; PI / co-investigator) from collaborating teams on the proposal e.g. a researcher and a health or social scientist, or a researcher and a program manager etc., and for each selected project, these two collaborators will be able to participate in this training.
It is desired, but not required, that the participants have followed the TDR MOOC on IR or the TDR e-learning training.
1. Complete the application form (attached), including the description of the proposed research (In the field of IR). Please note that the description of the proposed research section is important for the final selection of participants.
2. Full CVs (for PI and Co-PI)
3. Scanned copy of the first page of the passport (for international participants*)
4. Scanned copy of the visa application file
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·Expenses (except visa fees) for all selected participants will be supported by the organizers.
·Covered expenses include travel tickets (economy fare), Airport-Venue transfers, and accommodation.
·All other personal costs will not be covered.
(*) Important:
· All selected participants must check before traveling if they need a Visa to enter Tunisia.
· Before traveling, participants should obtain (at their own charge) visas to enter TUNISIA.
· The Regional Training Centre is not responsible for any personal insurance.
Dr. Hamza Yaiche,
Assistant Project
Regional Training Center
supported by TDR-WHO for East Mediterranean region (EMR),
Institut Pasteur de Tunis, Tunisia
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