Research

Current Projects

Research Question/s, Research Plan, Co-investigators & Planned Publication Dates
Research Question Methodology Co-investigators Stage
What is the satisfaction level of the community of services at CCP? CHW-administered survey questionnaire of random sample of full population Prof. Jason Cohen (ICT, SEBS) Write up. In abeyance
What are the CCP staffs’ proposal around improvements for an electronic health record system in CCP? Focus group discussion of CCP staff Prof. Jason Cohen (ICT, SEBS) Write up. In abeyance
What is the relationship of CCP to traditional healers and how can it improve health outcomes for patients? Focus group discussions of CCP staff and local traditional healers Stephen Pentz & Sinethemba Data analysis
What are the community’s experience of the CCP Walking Clubs and its contribution to their health? Focus group discussions of community Dr Estelle Watson (Biokineticist,  CESSM) Protocol Approved
What is the ecology of health care in the community of Chiawelo Community Practice? CHW-administered survey questionnaire of random sample of full population Dr Santhuri Pillay (FM Registrar) Ethics Committee
How does the cost of CCP compare to non-hospital PHC expenditure in the District Health Barometer? A descriptive cost evaluation based on observations, document review and key informant interviews GEMP2 students Ethics Committee
Improve screening for alcohol use by healthcare workers at Chiawelo CHC Quality Improvement Project by audits pre- & post-training Dr Cami Bigoshi (FM Registrar) Ethics Committee
How does the clinical outcomes of chronic care in CCP compared to that of the Chiawelo CHC? Descriptive audit of chronic care records of CCP and Chiawelo CHC. Ms Pillay (CCP Clinical Associate) Idea
How does the waiting time and patient satisfaction of CCP compared to that of the Chiawelo CHC? Audit of waiting times of CCP and Chiawelo CHC Dr Kabir (CCP Family Physician) Idea
What are student/interns experience of CCP and its influence on their career choices? Self-administered survey questionnaires of students rotating and focus group discussions with selected students/interns Dr Mary Kawonga (SPH) Idea
What have the power dynamics been in the development / establishment of CCP in Chiawelo CHC? Focus group discussions / interviews of community leaders, CCP and Chiawelo CHC staff Catherine Burns (UP) idea

Older Projects

The HURAPRIM Project is a collaboration between Universities of Ghent (Belgium), Oxford (UK), Vienna (Austria), Bamako (Mali), Mbarara (Uganda), Ahfad (Sudan) Botswana (Botswana) and Wits (South Africa). It is designed to look at Human Resource issues in Primary Care in Africa. More information on the HURAPRIM Project is available here. See EU FP7 HURAPRIM Wits Brief

See protocols for various HURAPRIM studies:

 

There are a whole host of publications that have emerged. See Prof Moosas list

 

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