INDEPTH Dissemination Event 2016
18 + 19 Novmber 2016
The Verbal Autopsy and Participatory Action Research (VAPAR) project has developed a method to connect health authorities, communities and researchers to do partnerships research. This work has been progressed with the DFID/MRC/ESRC/Wellcome Health Systems Research Initiative and the Agincourt Health and Socio-Demographic Surveillance Site of Wits University, Mpumalanga Provincial Department of Health, and the Universities of Aberdeen in Scotland and Umea in Sweden. In VAPAR, researchers, communities and health systems stakeholders worked together to generate evidence on disease profiles levels and causes, their health systems and social determinants, and priorities for action. These outputs are being disseminated to reflect on the method as a means of sustainable and self-administered evaluation and planning. The workshop will present the method and explore the potential for uptake through new multi-site partnerships.