HEALTH   ASSET

ASSET

Health System Strengthening in Sub-Saharan Africa

 

Healthcare systems are a national ASSET.

The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Health System Strengthening in Sub-Saharan Africa (ASSET) is working in Ethiopia, South Africa, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe to improve the coverage, processes and outcomes of integrated primary health care, surgical and maternal care. Unit Director Prof. Martin Prince, from King's Global Health Institute introduces the ASSET project.

Universal Health Coverage, a key Sustainable Development Goal and a core WHO priority, requires investment in stronger and more resilient health systems, better prepared to deliver quality care at scale, leaving no one behind.

ASSET is a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Global Health Research Unit on Health System Strengthening in Sub-Saharan Africa. We are working in four countries; Ethiopia, South Africa, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe; and across three healthcare platforms; integrated primary health care; maternal care and surgical care.

The ASSET NIHR Unit is led by King’s College London with our partner institutions; Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia); University of Cape Town, University of Cape Town Lung Institute, and University of KwaZulu Natal (South Africa); University of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe); College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences and King’s Sierra Leone Partnership (Sierra Leone). Mindwave Ventures is our technology development partner.

This award forms part of £120 million funding for Global Health Research.  

Part of the Government’s wider Official Developmental Assistance (ODA) budget, the aim of this research is to improve the health of patients and public in low and middle-income countries.