Photo: Dr. Kahabuka receiving a young scientist award from the minister of health then Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi at the National Family Planning Conference (Oct, 2013)
Photo: Dr. Kahabuka's young scientist award (Oct, 2013)
How CSK Was Found
CSK Research Solutions was born out of Dr. Catherine Kahabuka's strong passion for improved health care delivery systems in Tanzania. While working as a young medical doctor in a rural district of Tanzania, she observed many system challenges inhibiting people's access to available life-saving interventions. This made her abandon her life-long ambition of becoming a pediatrician and instead pursue a PhD in health systems. Believing that research is a "vital part" of effective health programs, she invested in developing strong skills in research methods. Soon after completing her PhD, Dr. Kahabuka started working as an independent consultant for health systems research in Tanzania. For her first assignment, she provided leadership for the development of the” Tanzania National Family Planning Research Agenda 2013-2020”, where she worked closely with researchers from the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) and program managers from the family planning unit of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW). The Research Agenda was launched at the National Family Planning Conference in Oct 2013, where she was awarded a” young scientist award” in recognition of her potential to make outstanding scientific contribution to the field of family planning and demonstrating potential for future scientific leadership.
To further contribute towards improved health care delivery systems through quality evidence, she together with Mr. Salum Mshamu founded CSK Research Solutions in 2014.