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Africa Hub

The Africa Hub is a coalition of seven schools of public health in Eastern Africa looking to strengthen capacity for health systems research (HSR) in Africa. It emerged as the HEALTH Alliance, but is a core component of the second phase of FHS.


Who's involved?

  • Secretariat: Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda
  • University of Kinshasa School of Public Health, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
  • Jimma College of Public Health and Medical Sciences, Ethiopia
  • Moi University, Kenya
  • National University of Rwanda School of Public Health (NURSPH), Rwanda
  • School of Public Health University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • School of Public Health (SOPH) of the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Tanzania



  • To assess and build institutional capacity in health systems research among HEALTH Alliance institutions (internet access, advice on financial management systems, faculty skill development etc.)
  • Extend networks for communicating learning in HSR and cross-country exchange of ideas and research
  • To focus on improving HSR capacity in institutions in post-conflict and low capacity contexts such as DRC, Ethiopia and Rwanda.
  • To conduct small scale studies in HSR over the course of the RPC through small capacity development grants to address institutionally-specific capacity barriers
  • To house a learning platform to generate systematic knowledge and support mutual learning between innovators and key health actors.