Our Vision, Mission and Values
The sub-Saharan African region is confronted by various
public health challenges. These health issues are
confounded by geographical, economic, political, social
parameters which are further influenced by complex
co-determinants in human genetic susceptibility and
environmental conditions. The mission of the Centre for
Health Systems Research and Development (CHESRAD) is to
formulate ways of improving the health of the population in
the region through research, evidence-based interventions, training and advocacy.
Our goals are:
To identify environmental and genetic
determinants of health and of premature
death, disease and disability in sub-Saharan Africa.
To develop and test noval public health interventions
to promote wellness and reduce premature death, disease and
disability in the region.
To dreate a world-class public
health research centre in the region
and develop a cadre of highly skilled public
health scientist and practitioners.
The mission of CHESRAD is to serve as a credible
voice in research and professional training in the
effectivenss of health promotion and public health
interventions in Sub-Sharan Africa. We aimed improve
public's health through patient-oriented and population-based
research aimed at prevention of disease, promtion of health,
well-being and quality of life of the region.
The centre will strive to establish collabortions with
various stake holders in the region and globally in order
to achieve a broad spectrum of research opportunities,
training and capacity building in global health. Collaborations
with regional and various international organisations are ensure
that the findings of research are relevant to, and applied in, public
We also aim to enhance the knowledge and skills of healthcare
and other professionals through continuing education and technical
CHESRAD's activities centre on:Promoting health and prevent disease through
assessment of health determinants
Producing valid and comparable health information based on
a refutable epidemiological survey.
Developing strategies for preventing and exchanging information
non-cimmunicalbe disease and trauma.
Collecting and analysing data on health status and services
availability and utilisation.
Contributing towards reducing the impact of mortality,
morbidity and disability related to various disease conditions
Developing methods for estimating the prevalance of
diseases in the population.
Assessment of health-related literacy in the region as well
as informing, educating and empoweing people about health
Developing strategies to reduce health risks