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Strategic And Collaborative Capacity Development in Ethiopia and Africa (SACCADE)

A saccade is a rapid movement of the eye, absorbing and locating interesting parts of a scene and building up a mental, three-dimensional “map” - an appropriate analogy to the task and challenges of this project. We build a strategic “map” for institutional capacity building and human resources for health development at Jimma University and systematically implement this over the next 30 years, establishing Jimma university as a hub in Africa.

Project team meeting.

Dr. Jeanette H. Magnus(UiO), Dr. Wondewosen Tsegaye (SPHMMC), Dean Muluemebet Abera (JU) and Dr. Gudina Terefe (JU) at the NORAD site visit to Addis Abeba in 2019. 

About the Project

Capacity building in research and research education in public health, health sciences, and primary health care systems is at the core of this project. Development, implementation and advancement of research in core areas within health and medical sciences are essential. Active research is imperative to increase institutional, national and regional capacity and to reduce brain drain. This includes research related to direct patient care, health extension workers, nursing and allied health professionals, and include care models from the kebele and woreda up to regional level.

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The Jimma Executive Program for Women in Academic and Educational Leadership (JEWEL) was established by SACCADE in 2015. By 2020 115 women from 27 different universities all over Ethiopia have taken part in the week long courses with tematic workshops, leadership training and network building. Here are a few of the participants of the 2020 assembly, with Dean Muluembet Abera in the centre. 

Training in research education for staff teaching in health and medical sciences is urgent to ensure development and quality of the research and research education. Capacity building in health sciences research education is necessary for improved quality of educational programs, retention of faculty and thus central to the SACCADE project.

Objectives

  • Outcome 1 – More and better qualified staff relevant to needs of Ethiopia and Africa
  • Outcome 2 – More and better research relevant to Ethiopia and Africa
  • Outcome 3 – Establish systems for strong institutional capacity for knowledge dissemination, quality assurance and research ethics at Jimma University
  • Outcome 4 – Ensure equal opportunities for female staff at Jimma University and St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College

Financing

Cooperation

College of Public Health and Medicine Science at Jimma University in Ethiopia is the main PI of the project, with Institute of Health and Society at University of Oslo and St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College in Addis Abeba as partners.

Project leadership

  • Dean Muluembet Abera; College of Public Health and Medical Science, Jimma University Ethiopia – main PI
  • Senior adviser Jeanette H. Magnus; Faculty of medicine, University of Oslo – Partner 1
  • Provost Dr. Zerihun Abebe; St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College – Partner 2
  • Mr Kora Tushune; Vice President for Administration and Development Institutional Contact Jimma University

The project leadership team at the beginning in 2013: Ato Kora Tushune Godana (Vice President, Business and Development, JU), Jeanette Magnus (Head of Institute of Health and Society,UiO), Ato Fikre Lemessa (PhD, President of Jimma University), professor Abraham Haileamlak (Dean of College of Public Health and Medicine Science, JU).

Project start and finish

  • December 2013 - December 2020
Tags: Global South
Published July 3, 2014 3:49 PM - Last modified July 10, 2020 1:17 PM