As part of the Teasdale-Corti Global Health Research Partnership Program, this program of work aims to build a sustainable research environment on comprehensive primary health care (CPHC) through partnership with the University of Western Cape in South Africa.

Objectives include:

  1. Undertake a literature review of the impact of CPHC experiences.
  2. Initiate and support a new program of research on critical issues facing CPHC development and sustainability in participating countries (Aoteatora/New Zealand, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, South Africa, India, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Bolivia, Ecuador, Australia and Canada).
  3. Train a cohort of researchers and research users in the participating countries who are committed to producing knowledge that will inform policy, management, and practice in CPHC.
  4. Evaluate the impact of the entire program on new knowledge about, implementation of and support of CPHC in partnering countries.

Our final symposium materials Publications and Presentations

For more information on theTeasdale-Corti Global Health Research Partnership Program, please follow this link to the website of the International Development Research Centre.

Photos of training events and research team

Photo of T-Corti Final symposium participants

Other links and websites of interest include:

Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health
The Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research
The International People's Health University

The People's Health Movement

Several workshops have taken place over 2008 and 2009

Indigenous CPHC training March 2009


Capetown CPHC training November 2008


Colombia CPHC training September 2008


Several Teasdale-Corti project team members participated in a successful one week ‘trial run’ training program on Comprehensive Primary Health Care research, hosted by the South Australian Community Health Research Unit at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, February 17th – 22nd, 2008
team photo

Strengthening Comprehensive Primary Health Care

In February, SACHRU (South Australia Community Health Research Organisation) organised a 5 day short course entitled “Comprehensive primary health care research and evaluation 2008”. This short course is contributing to the international Teasdale Corti project ‘Revitalizing Health for All: Learning from Comprehensive Primary Health Care Experiences’ that recognises the need for an increased evidence base for comprehensive PHC in order to strengthen and support the provision of effective, efficient, equitable and sustainable PHC services.

The course was conducted by an eminent panel of international experts in the field of  comprehensive PHC, all of them associated with the Teasdale-Corti project: (i) Professor Fran Baum, Head: Department of Public Health and Director: SA Community Health Research Unit (SACHRU), Flinders University, (ii) Professor Ron Labonte, Canada Research Chair, Globalization/Health Equity Institute of Population Health (iii) Associate Professor David Legge, La Trobe University and (iv) Professor David Sanders, Director Public Health Program, University of the Western Cape, South Africa. The other presenters were from SACHRU, Flinders University and Country Health SA.

The aim of this short course was to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to design and implement a comprehensive primary health care research/evaluation project.

The first part of the course included an overview of comprehensive PHC, global learning and case studies, programme logic, theory of change, research methods with focus on participatory research, issues in analysis and research ethics. The final two days were spent in developing proposals for presentation and critique. The overall format of the course was participatory in order to generate discussions, interaction, sharing and reviewing in the form of group work, panel discussions, case studies etc.

The course participants also benefited from the concomitant lunch time seminars given by the panel members.  The presentations encompassed social determinants of health, globalization, health sector reform and their impact on health and development.

The course attracted 36 senior and mid-level managers from a range of professional fields with a good mix from health and allied sectors serving urban and rural areas, and mainstream and special population groups.

SACHRU hopes to keep in touch with participants to hear about their ongoing research proposals and successful funding applications.