Healthcare systems are a national ASSET.
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.