Human capital for evidence-based planning

Wherever CIET is active, capacity building is part of the process. An important capacity-building component of the project is assisting health planners and managers to organise their efforts increasingly in relation to the results they achieve in terms of impact and coverage and help improve local and state government capacity for results-based management of health.

Health planners from state ministries of health and local government departments in Bauchi and Cross River states have attended a course in epidemiology and evidence-based planning with two modules of two weeks each in February and June 2011, a three week module in May 2012 and a one week module in May 2013.

Participants and instructors at module one of the course in epidemiology and evidence-based planning, Abuja, February, 2011

This course is also a key element in the development of an Open and Distance Learning Masters course in Epidemiology geared to the needs of these same state and local government health planners and managers.

More details on capacity-building in Nigeria can be found at:

For more information on CIET short courses and academic programmes, visit the teaching and training page on the main CIET website.