Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (Theme 5: Public Health)


Weak health systems have a number of commonalities: Insufficient and erratic funding, inefficient management, poor governance and lack of social accountability. How can health systems be strengthened and sustainable financing mechanisms be created for the benefits of poor people in developing countries? The thematic module public health of the SDC’s and SNSF’s joint r4d Programme (Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development) will promote research on the service provision systems and financing mechanisms in the public health sector.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Mondo
Sanità
Rafforzamento dei sistemi sanitari
Assistenza sanitaria primaria
Malattie infettive
01.06.2014 - 31.12.2023
CHF 11'780'000
Contesto

The right of every human being to the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental human rights. In the past decade substantial progress has been made in improving the health status of many population groups and increasing the performance of health systems in low- and middle-income countries. Yet, hundreds of millions of people worldwide have still limited or no access to quality essential health services. In order to improve the health situation in developing countries a comprehensive approach is required, which incorporates the underlying determinants of health, is people-centered and equity-focused.

Obiettivi

The overall goal is to achieve research results that lead to improved and equitable access to health services for the poor and vulnerable groups in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Gruppi target

• Research community in Switzerland and developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

• Relevant stakeholders, which act to cause, facilitate, or prevent change in the public health sector at global, regional, and national level.

• Beneficiaries: Societies in developing countries; poor, marginalized, vulnerable population groups.

 

Effetti a medio termine

• Research-based socio-economic, political, and technological solutions and innovations are developed for enhancing inclusive social health protection.

• National and international stakeholders are involved in and informed about the nature of the problems, trade-offs and options for strengthening health systems in a more systemic and comprehensive manner, and make use of the provided evidence and tools.

• Scientific competencies of Swiss and partner researchers in dealing with public health systems, financing mechanisms and service provision in an integrative and interdisciplinary manner are increased.

 

Risultati

Risultati fasi precedenti:  

In the r4d Programme, four thematic research modules (social conflicts, employment, ecosystems and food security), as well as the first out of three thematically open calls, were successfully launched in 2012 and 2013.

For the first open call and the thematic modules social conflicts and employment, the research projects to be funded have been selected in a two-step evaluation process. The main evaluation criteria are scientific quality and development relevance.

 


Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Instituzione universitaria e di ricerca svizzera
  • Fondo nazionale svizzero per la ricerca scientifica


Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF   11'780'000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF   8'064'584
Fasi del progetto Fase 5 01.06.2014 - 31.12.2023   (Fase in corso) Fase 4 15.05.2013 - 31.12.2023   (Fase in corso) Fase 3 15.05.2013 - 31.12.2023   (Fase in corso) Fase 2 01.09.2012 - 31.12.2023   (Fase in corso) Fase 1 01.03.2012 - 31.12.2023   (Fase in corso)