Evidence-informed policy-making

Social Determinants of Health - Interview of Dr Eugenio Raul VILLAR MONTESINOS

Interview of WHO expert, Dr Eugenio Raul VILLAR MONTESINOS, Expert and Coordinator on Social Determinants of Health Unit in World Health Organization by Isabelle Huguet-Wachsmuth to prepare the discussion framework on Social Determinants of Health for HIFA-EVIPNet.

New evidence brief for policy on improving patient safety for better quality of care in Uganda

Uganda have produced new evidence brief for policy and two national policy dialogues on improving patient safety for better quality of care in 2014

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.

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.

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