EquitAble is a four-year collaborative research project comprised of researchers from Ireland, Norway, Sudan, Namibia, Malawi and South Africa. The project will produce empirical knowledge on access to health care for vulnerable people in resource poor settings in Africa.
Healthcare can be neither universal nor equitable if it is less accessible to some sections of society than it is to others. EquitAble’s focus on activity limitations in Africa will provide data that is crucial to enable universal and equitable access to healthcare in resource poor areas. The project aims to provide the disability sector with data to develop evidence-based advocacy; government ministries with opportunities to implement evidence-based policy decisions; and service providers with data to enact evidence-based practice. However, this project will go beyond making recommendations and producing guidelines; it will address the process of bridging the evidence-policy-practice gaps, by identifying barriers and facilitators for the implementation of our research findings thus enabling the project to have a real impact.
EquitAble’s primary objectives are to:
EquitAble consists of five work packages:
Timeframe for the project:
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