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Table 1 Key events in development and implementation of the Malawian Health Research Capacity Strengthening Initiative (HRCSI)

From: Implementing a national health research for development platform in a low-income country – a review of Malawi’s Health Research Capacity Strengthening Initiative

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Events Funders gauge interest and feasibility Malawian Task Force consults and develops proposal Initial proposal to funders HRCSI starts incubation with Steering Group (funders) and initial project implementers (LATH UMOYO) Amended version of HRCSI proposal funded and initiation of granting NCST established HRCSI restructured, secretariat under NCST Board Extra support and accountability mechanisms introduced for financial and project management; proactive media engagement initiated National Health Research Agenda promulgated HRCSI developed guidelines for grant schemes National meeting with presentations by grantees Consolidation phase ends and external funding ceased
Grants awarded       
  1. LATH UMOYO, Liverpool Associates in Tropical Health Malawian subsidiary; NCST, Malawi National Council of Science and Technology