Evidence-informed policy-making

EVIPNet Africa


EVIPNet Africa is a regional network of WHO-sponsored evidence-to-policy partnerships in 11 sub-Saharan African countries with a steering group and country teams. The network was launched on March 27-29, 2006 at a successful workshop held at WHO AFRO HQ in Brazzaville, Congo. EVIPNet Africa can trace its origins local inspiration was the preparatory work that led to the establishment of the EAC's Regional East African Community Health Policy initiative (REACH-Policy).

EVIPNet Africa steering group

The African ateering group was formed in 14 November 2007 in Cape Town, South Africa in a EVIPNet Africa planning meeting held during the SUPPORT Collaboration course on policy relevant reviews, at the South African MRC/Cochrane Centre. Formed by the leaders of current EVIPNet-Africa country teams (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Zambia-ZAMPHOR) and representatives of REACH and WHO Regional Office for Africa (AFRO).

  • Burkina Faso: Dr Bocar Kouyaté, Adviser of Ministry of Health and Salimata Ki, Health Research Direction of Ministry of Health
  • Cameroon: Dr Pierre ONGOLO-ZOGO MD, MSc, Director of CentreRadiologist – lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde I
  • Centrafrique: Professeur Agrégé Gérard GRESENGUET Doyen de la Faculté des Sciences de la Santé (Université de Bangui)
  • Ethiopia: Dr. Amha Kebede, the acting Director of EHNRI Deputy Director of Ethiopian Health & Nutrition Research Institute
  • Mozambique: Dra. Gertrudes Machatine Directora, Direcção Nacional de Planificação e Cooperação, Ministério da Saúde and Francisco Mbofana, Senior Researcher National Institute of Health
  • REACH Uganda: Dr. Harriet Nabudere, Technical Officer, EAHRC/REACH Policy Initiative East African Community
  • Zambia: Dr. Joseph M. Kasonde International Health Consultant, Zambia Forum for Health Research (ZAMFOHR)