Public health graduates putting their skills into practice to improve population health.
Leveraging the strengths of African public health graduates through:
An alumni-led identification and prioritisation of problems that need to be addressed by the African and the global public health communities through research and evidence;
Creation of ongoing “space” (forums etc) with key African policy makers to support and spread the buy-in from governing organisations of the prioritised problems;
Build ongoing connections with leading Public Health academics (and academic organisations) to develop a research agenda around the prioritised problems;
Utilise the social capital of both the existent alumni network and the invited policy and academic network members to develop actions and strategies around the prioritised areas for action.
Education – to build on the expertise of the Alumni (and similar) to ‘snowball’ capacity building through online courses. This would include hybrid courses with face-to-face components, and short courses.
Research – to perform collaborative research among the members and partners to tackle the prioritised problems