Evidence Informed Policy Network (EVIPNet) for Better Health Policymaking in sub-Saharan Africa

Research results have no value unless they are made available for due consideration by practitioners and policymakers. Scientific articles are not enough. There is need to package research results for a wider audience and to insure that the flow of information goes both ways, resulting in evidence-informed policy and policy-informed research. However, researchers do not necessarily have the skills to do this.

This grant will enable the World Health Organization's Evidence Informed Policy Network (WHO-EVIPNet) to support, expand and disseminate successful experiences in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Mali and Zambia, plus the three countries - Ethiopia, Mozambique and Mali - involved in the Regional East African Community Health Policy Initiative (REACH-Policy).

The goal is to create strong in-country expertise in institutionalizing knowledge translation approaches, tools and practices, as well as to foster a spirit of exchange across the network.

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Start Date

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

End Date

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


36 months

IDRC Officer

Ingabire, Marie-Gloriose

Total funding

CA$ 521,000


North of Sahara, South of Sahara, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Mali, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Zambia


Maternal and Child Health

Project Leader

Ulysses Panisset


World Health Organization

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