Evidence-informed policy-making

Strenghening Independent Immunization and Vaccine Advisor Commitees (NITAG) technical capacities

The SIVAC Initiative implemented by the Health Policy and Institutional Development Unit of the Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP) collaborated with WHO and CDC-Kenya to organize on August 4-7, 2014 in Naivasha (Kenya) a regional training which brought together members of the Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan NITAGs, secretariats of future NITAGs in Ethiopia and Zambia, and EPI focal persons in WHO and UNICEF country offices. A total of 35 people participated in the workshop Between 2008 and 2013 the SIVAC Initiative has supported the creation or strengthening of 13 NITAGs and organized over 20 training workshops in collaboration with its partners. In East and Southern Africa, the SIVAC Initiative has supported Kenya and Uganda in the set-up of their NITAG and has initiated collaboration the Republic of South Sudan and Zambia who have expressed interest in setting-up/strengthening their NITAG.

Ethic - Interview of WHO expert Marie-Charlotte Bouësseau - Service Delivery and Safety Department in Geneva, HQ from WHO - 3 October 2014

Interview of WHO expert (in french) on the discussion topics from HIFA-EVIPNet

Interview of WHO expert, Marie-Charlotte Bouësseau by Isabelle Huguet-Wachsmuth to preapre the discussion framework on Ethic for HIFA-EVIPNet. Marie-Charlotte Bouësseau works in Service Delivery and Safety department in the WHO HQ and which is in charge of quality of care and patient security. Her role in this department is to work more particularly on ethic questions and she have done this work for 12 years now in the WHO HQ

Knowledge Translation Platform and Health Policy Advisory Committee in Ebonyi State Nigeria

The Nigeria EVIPNet Team initiated the establishment of the Health Policy Advisory Committee in Ebonyi State Nigeria, which was inaugurated by the Commissioner for Health Dr. Sunday Nwangele in August 2011 and had 18 persons as members. The members comprised of 10 directors from the ministry of health, 5 senior researchers from the University, a chief executive officer of an NGO, a director of primary health at the local government service commission and the executive secretary of the AIDs control agency. The Team also initiated the establishment of health policy and health systems training programme in the Ebonyi State University specifically designed for policymakers and key stakeholders in the heath sector. The Nigeria Team has been able to organize a policy dialogue on the strengthening of free maternal health care programme in the State with large range of stakeholders including media and representatives of civil society.

New evidence briefs for policy on improving health care financing, health extension programme, skilled birth attendance and knowledge translation

Ethiopia and Uganda have produced in 2014 new evidence briefs for policy on improving health care financing, health extension programme, skilled birth attendance and knowledge translation

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