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 health policy.

    We also aim to enhance the knowledge and skills of healthcare and other professionals through continuing education and technical assistance.

    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 on communicable, 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 issues.
  • Developing strategies to reduce health risks
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