Implementing a Health Research Communication Program in a Low Resource Country: Experience from Uganda’s Makerere University School of Public
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Jennifer Bakyawa, David Serwadda, Michael Devlin, Carel IJsselmuiden. (26/11/2013). Implementing a Health Research Communication Program in a Low Resource Country: Experience from Uganda’s Makerere University School of Public. Scholarly and Research Communication, 4 (2), pp. 1-20.
is field note describes the conception, implementation, and results of an 18-month joint health research communication project, which was realized at the Makerere University School of Public Health. e project was one of the first of its kind at the university, in Uganda, and in East Africa. e authors provide an overview of a communication framework that was designed as a result of the project. e framework is intended to inform anyone who is considering an investment in research communication in a low resource institution or country. e project’s key themes about research are described: advocacy, media engagement, community and user participation, the influence of research on policy, fundraising, and networking. ese themes were synthesized from literature review observations, project interactions and activities, as well as from a situation review post-project. In conclusion, the authors find that research communication in Uganda is still low and ill-coordinated.