Funding for sexual and reproductive health and health information systems

July 04, 2018

IDRC is pleased to announce 10 research projects emerging from two calls for proposals, one focusing on West Africa and the other on the Middle East and North Africa.

Issues of adolescent sexual and reproductive health, strengthening data and evidence, and accountable health information systems are priority concerns in these two regions. The 10 research teams will nurture young research leaders, strengthen the body of evidence, and enhance the use of research results in policy and practice.

Each project is receiving up to CA$750,000 of funding over three to four years. The selection criteria included

  • generating and promoting new evidence;
  • ensuring the adoption of a gender and rights-based approach while considering health equity and intervention costs;
  • strengthening research and leadership capacities among emerging and established researchers;
  • supporting on-going exchange and engagement with relevant stakeholders within countries and regionally to enable a strong environment to discuss, develop, and implement policy

Learn about the projects

Association pour l’éducation, la sexualité et la santé en Afrique (APESSA)
Preventing teen pregnancy in Benin : development of a self-esteem-based intervention to empower adolescents

Burkina Faso, Nigeria, and Kenya
Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Population; Obafemi Awolowo University (Nigeria)
The gendered socialization of very young adolescents in schools and sexual and reproductive health

Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research
Reducing child mortality: The role of mobile electronic health information system

Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET)
Establishing a harmonized reproductive health registry in Jordan to improve maternal and child health

Jordan University of Science and Technology
Implementing a perinatal and neonatal mortality surveillance and auditing system in Jordan

Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut
Reducing early marriage of adolescent Syrian refugees in Lebanon: Improving access to sexual and reproductive health information and services

Institute of Public Health, University of Nigeria
Addressing unmet need for contraceptives among adolescents using community-embedded intervention

Direction de la planification, de la recherche et des statistiques, Ministère de la Santé et de l'Action Sociale Institut de santé et développement
Integrated multisectoral approach to sustainable mother and baby health information system in Senegal

Unité de Recherche Démographique, Université de Lomé
Multisectoral approaches to early pregnancy prevention in colleges in Togo

West Bank
Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University
Reproductive health needs of Palestinian refugee camp girl adolescents: From evidence to policy