CARTA’s Model for Building Capacity for Public and Population Health Research in Africa

The current issue of Global Health Action features an article describing the recently launched Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA), a Carnegie Corporation-funded initiative which brings together a network of nine academic and four research institutions from West, East, Central, and Southern Africa, and select northern universities and training institutes.

CARTA’s program of activities, as described in the peer-reviewed article, comprises two primary, interrelated, and mutually reinforcing objectives: to strengthen research infrastructure and capacity at African universities; and to support doctoral training through the creation of a collaborative doctoral training program in population and public health. The ultimate goal of CARTA is to build local research capacity to understand the determinants of population health and effectively intervene to improve health outcomes and health systems.

Global Health Action is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal affiliated with the Centre for Global Health Research (CGH) at Umeå University, Sweden, and published by Co-Action Publishing.