Supporting the Use of Research within African Health Systems

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Contract/Grant agreement number
: 222881
EC contribution
: € 2,988,536.00
: 60 months
Starting date
: 01/06/2009
: Evidence-informed policymaking, Health policymaking, Knowledge translation, Policy briefs, Policy dialogues, Rapid response services, health systems, Lowand middle-income countries.
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In order to achieve universal and equitable access to health care, improve the quality of health care, and use health care resources wisely, policy makers need to make wellinformed decisions. Unfortunately, health policies are often not well-informed by research evidence. Poorly informed decision-making is one of several reasons why services fail to reach those most in need, health indicators are off track, and it appears unlikely that many countries in Africa will meet the health Millennium Development Goals.

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