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Capacity Building Audit

 

On the 5th of October 2011 the KwaZulu Natal MEC for Health Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo visited the district in order to learn more about the research activities being carried out. After a presentation by Dr Frank Tanser about the research activities at the Centre, the MEC asked for details of the Capacity Building activities we have been and are engaged in.

 

Below is the final document sent to the MEC giving an up-to-date picture of the range and extent of our activities in this area:

 


 

Our capacity building strategy focus on both our staff and the community in which we do our research.

 

1.    Staff Development Grant

Staff development is done through a grant made possible by the Wellcome Trust, which recognizes that most of the staff members, who are from the local community, were previously disadvantaged and require opportunities to enhance their educational qualifications and therefore their job marketability. The grant pays tuition fees at a rate determined by a formula that depends on the number of successful applicants and the sum of their tuition requirements. The grant pays for any formal programme of study from certificate up to a master’s degree. From 2007 up to 2011, 579 programmes were funded and successfully completed, majority of which were degrees

Programme

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Total

Certificates

97

12

42

17

11

179

Diplomas

9

7

17

27

14

74

First Degree

35

33

59

44

71

242