Reproductive & Child Health Research Unit

PMNCH constituency

Academic, Research & Training Institutes

Focal point

Position

Dr Khalifa Elmusharaf

Health focus

  • Health systems strengthening
  • Maternal/Reproductive Health
  • Newborn health
  • Child health

Strategic objective(s)

  • Broker knowledge and innovation for action

Mission statement

The University of Medical Sciences and Technology (UMST) established the Reproductive and Child Health Research Unit (RCRU) as a thinking tank and leading centre for conducting research on maternal and child health in Sudan to produce evidences and to do research that can listen to hard-to-reach communities in conflict affected fragile states, and to support evidence based health systems decisions and policies. RCRU is working in partnership with policy makers, health providers, community leaders, local & international NGOs, and Communities. While they are doing research to generate evidence they empower women, engage communities, increase their level of readiness to participate in future projects, advocate for context understanding, and build the capacity. RCRU implement innovative methodological approaches that overcome the challenges of conducting research in conflict or among hard-to-reach population such as dealing with sensitive issues, lack of trust, high illiteracy rate, and competing with NGOs that provide services and food

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Website:

Organization e-mail:

info@rcru.org

Full address:

University of Medical Sciences & Technology. P.O.Pox 12810 Khartoum 11111

Country:

Sudan

Telephone:

+249912254555

Number of staff:

25

Scope of work:

National

Year established:

2010

WHO Region:

Africa