By Kate Hawkins
Part of the theory of change that underpins COUNTDOWN is that we will use our platform to strengthen the pre-existing capacity of participating organisations and the stakeholders that we interact with. This area of the work is still under development, but we are lucky to be working with the Capacity Research Unit at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine who have a great deal of experience in this area. If it is a topic that you are interested in we recommend that you read this paper from the Unit, “Indicators for tracking programmes to strengthen health research capacity in lower- and middle-income countries: A qualitative synthesis.”
As part of this work our colleague Laura Dean will be presenting at this week’s European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health. Her poster is on laboratory capacity to support the control of Neglected Tropical Diseases. Here is a sneak peek…
If you would like to learn more, or have a chat with Laura, you will find her in Poster Session 2, Hall 4.1, PS2.309 Abstract 394, 12:15-13:45, Wednesday 9th September.
Go and say hello.