EVIPNet, Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals (IVB) and SIVAC
EVIPNet, the WHO Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals (IVB) and the Supporting National Independent Immunization and Vaccine Advisory Committees (SIVAC) Initiative are collectively working in support of capacity-building for evidence-based policy-making on vaccines and immunization at country level. Concretely, they support National Immunization Technical Advisory Groups (NITAGs), which provide guidance to national policy-makers and programme managers on immunization-related policy and programme decisions.
- WHO immunization policy resources: Position papers on vaccines
- National advisory committees on immunization
EVIPNet, Patient Safety and African Partnerships for Patient Safety (APPS)
APPS is working in collaboration with WHO EVIPNet to build support structures that strengthen the interface between patient safety evidence and policy. WHO Ptient Safety department, APPS and EVIPNet have organized together workshop "From research to action: a practical guide for achieving evidence-informed policy-making" for the pre-conference session of the 29th ISQua International Conference in Geneva in October 2012. Evidence-informed policy-making is key to achieving safe, effective and sustainable health care and health system improvements.
African Partnerships for Patient Safety (APPS) Announces Series of Resources and Tools – A framework for action!
African Partnerships for Patient Safety (APPS), part of the WHO’s Patient Safety programme has today announced the availability of a series of resources and tools that have been developed for patient safety improvement activity in the context of an African hospital. The programme catalyses improvements in patient safety through the use of hospital-to-hospital partnerships and facilitates spread of patient safety improvements across and between countries. These tools, co-developed and refined by frontline health professionals from the 6 hospital-to- hospital partnerships involved in the programme since 2009, are now openly available and although developed with hospital-to-hospital partnerships in mind have utility and applicability to any health setting wishing to implement patient safety improvements. The tools focus on four areas: planning; improvement; approaches and communications.
Supporting the Use of Research Evidence (SURE)
A Collaborative project funded by the European Commission - Research Seventh Framework Programme to support EVIPNet Africa (Evidence-Informed Policy Network) and REACH (Regional East African Community Health Policy Initiative)
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
EVIPNet is grateful to IDRC for funding the project Evidence-informed policy network for better health policymaking in Sub-Saharan Africa, a grant provided for 2009 to 2011. The collaboration between IDRC’s Governance, Equity and Health (GEH) programme and WHO EVIPNet is working to support, expand and disseminate successful experiences in African countries in developing and implementing Knowledge Translation (KT) tools, methods and approaches for evidence-informed policy-making. The end goal of this work is to create strong in-country, regional and global knowledge and expertise on institutionalizing KT practices, tools and approaches, as well as fostering a vibrant spirit of exchange across the network.