There are a number of programmes addressing the use of routinely-collected data and the training of researchers, including:
The ALPHA network: This network aims to maximise the usefulness of data generated in community-based longitudinal HIV studies in sub-Saharan Africa for national and international agencies involved in designing or monitoring interventions and epidemiological forecasting.
The THRiVE consortium: This consortium aims to train East African health researchers in excellence. The model for supervision of PhD studies from THRiVE has been used for the SEARCH project. THRiVE is one of the Wellcome Trust African Institutional Initiatives, for strengthening health-related research, with Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University college as one of the collaborating institutions.
The SACORE consortium: This consortium is supported by the Wellcome Trust African Institutional Initiative. It focuses on developing research capacity in Zambia and Malawi, tying in with the SEARCH project work in the School of Medicine in the University of Zambia and the College of Medicine in Malawi.