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Table 4 Progress with the implementation of proposed theme-based activities

From: Impact of capacity building interventions on individual and organizational competency for HPSR in endemic disease control in Nigeria: a qualitative study

Thematic network

Proposed activity

Progress with implementation

Purpose of activity (influence on capacity for HPSR and GRIPP)

Neglected tropical diseases


Review existing literature on the prevalence of NTDs

• Carried out a scoping review of epidemiological studies on NTDs

• Held series of meetings to compare individual findings towards data synthesis

To improve individual competence and organizational capacity to undertake HPSR

Capacity building of local government NTD focal persons and other users of evidence in the state on HPSR

• Leveraged on an on-going program to step-down training workshop on HPSR to NTD focal persons at local government level

Advocate for evidence-based decision making

Planning for implementation

To improve organizational capacity for GRIPP


Mobilize and sensitize key stakeholders and community leaders

• Sensitized community on NTDs and need for increased uptake of free Ivermectin for onchocerciasis

To improve program implementation



Undertake survey on the availability of malaria diagnostic tools and personnel in selected local government areas in the state and disseminate findings to policy makers

• Conducted a pilot study on the utilization of anti-infective medicine

• Mapped out study area

• Begun reviewing literature and designing the study protocol

To improve individual competence in HPSR

Research priority setting in malaria

• Data collation to enable identification of research priorities

To improve organizational capacity for GRIPP


Evaluate the distribution of LLINs and effectiveness of ACTs

Nothing to report


Maternal and child health


Assessment of utilization of maternal health services

• Completed literature reviews on the proposed research topic

• Developed study protocol and obtained ethical approval

• Met with health workers in the proposed study site

To improve individual competence in HPSR


Periodic survey on access to free MCH

Nothing to report


Health systems strengthening


Evaluate the effect of training various cadres of health workers on timely/prompt patient care to reduce hospital waiting time

• Process of collecting data for a baseline study (on ways of improving patient care) which will inform the design of training intervention for health workers

To improve individual competence in HPSR


Assessment of clients’ perceptions of service delivery in tertiary hospitals

• Team meetings to discuss findings from the literature review and brainstorm on research design