Our Work

Our Work

Strengthening Use of Research Evidence for Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health

The Strengthening Use of Research Evidence for Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health (enSURE Adolescent and Youth SRH) programme, seeks to increase use of evidence in decision making processes for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH). African policymakers face challenges with accessing and using evidence for decision making in general. This challenge is particularly pronounced among policymakers responsible for adolescent SRH policy decisions. They have limited technical skills to access and use research evidence. In addition, until recently, most health systems in Africa do not include specific adolescent health indicators in the health management information system. The enSURE programme is being implemented to address these gaps in Kenya and Malawi and lesson will be used to inform regional actions.

Project Manager

Violet I. Murunga
Violet I. Murunga Senior Knowledge Translation Officer Read More

Project Overview

enSURE Adolescent and Youth SRH) programme is designed to achieve three main results:

  1. Increase the range of policy-oriented research evidence that demonstrate the value of prioritizing young people’s SRH issues and to guide design and implementation of effective programmes.
  2. Strengthen the commitment of policy-makers, opinion leaders, and other stakeholders to prioritize young people’s SRH issues in the formulation of policies and laws, planning, resource allocation, and design of effective intervention programmes.
  3. Strengthen the capacity of researchers, programme managers and policy-makers in the communication and use of research evidence in decision-making processes.