This report marks 10 years of painstaking and determined effort by EVIPNet throughout the world, and describes 10 examples of the significant impact EVIPNet has had on local or national health policy. The wealth of achievement and learning generated by EVIPNet’s activities to date is being drawn on by policy-makers, researchers and civil society groups worldwide.
African network expands translation of research into policy and practice
Newly adopted strategy requests Member States to set up knowledge translation platforms to facilitate African governments’ support for initiatives of this sort.
The proposed strategy is intended to provide guidance to Member States for strengthening their national health research systems in order to optimize research production and uptake. It shall also provide for a set of regional support actions to facilitate the overall improvement of research capacity in the Region. The strengthening and expansion of EVIPNet, as a platform that helps bridge the gap between research policy and practice, is a key component of this Strategy.
EVIPNet Europe publishes its 2015 Annual Report
In the year 2015, EVIPNet Europe was expanded to four additional countries: Hungary, Kazakhstan, Lithuania and Poland. It also participated actively in numerous conferences and external workshops, and led a series of successful capacity-building activities.
Meeting of EVIPNet Africa to share lessons learnt and discuss future plans
From 14 to 16 October 2015, representatives from the EVIPNet African network met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to build on their 10 years of experience by sharing lessons learnt and developing future joint plans. The African network was launched in March 2006 and covers a total of 12 countries to date: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, the Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia.
What is EVIPNet?
The Evidence-Informed Policy Network (EVIPNet) is a network established by the World Health Organization to promote the systematic use of research evidence in health policy-making in order to strengthen health systems and get the right programs, services and drugs to those who need them.