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The Platform on Human Health's activities focus on strengthening capacities in relation to research based education, health research and dissemination:

  • Development of postgraduate courses and support to PhD and MSc projects
  • Enabling Research Environment
  • Institutional Capacity Building
  • Networking, communication, dissemination

The Platform on Human Health has established a set of principles to guide the proposal development process and the implementation of activities:

  • As a first priority the PHH considers the institutional needs of partners in the South, secondly, reflects on the current and expected future priorities within the health sector of the countries where the partner institutions are located
  • The PHH relates to the priorities for Danish development assistance at overall, country and sector levels
  • The institutional, educational and research priorities of the PHH should match areas where the Danish partner institutions have significant and relevant  international expertise
  • Activities supported by the PHH must focus on achieving long-term sustainability, taking into consideration human capacity and managerial, infrastructural and financial aspects
  • The partnerships between Southern and Danish institutions will build on established partnerships and will include transparency and equality in decision making
  • The PHH will initially focus on a limited number of countries partners to increase impact and may gradually increase the number of partners
  • Activities of the PPH must have the backing of the top management of the Southern partner institutions, be aligned with other ongoing national or international initiatives and must never be stand alone activities but designed to become fully integrated within the programs of the partners
  • To foster knowledge sharing and increase development impact, partners from government, private sector and civil society will be consulted and considered partners in defining research and educational strategies and as users of research based knowledge and education


In the first phase (2011-2013) Danish PHH partner universities collaborate with partner intitutions in Ghana, Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar.

In Ghana, the PHH partners are the College of Health Sciences at the University of Ghana (UG) and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

In Tanzania mainland, PHH has formed a joint partnership with Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) and National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR).

In Zanzibar, PHH partners comprise the State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) and the Zanzibar College of Health Sciences (ZCHS).

PHH also supports thematic working groups, and engages in networking and communication activities across existing PHH partnerships, with the other BSU Platforms, and with other national and international partners.

Building Stronger Universities
Platform on Human Health

Phone: +45 35 32 67 04

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