Networks for Policy Engagement Workshop Highlights the Gaps and Opportunities in Evidence Informed​ Decision Making

The Networks for Policy Engagement workshop, co-hosted by AFIDEP and the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Centre (MLW), marked an exciting two days of sharing passion for, lessons on, and commitment to the field of evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM). Taking place in Lilongwe, Malawi 25-27 February, the workshop brought together a dynamic, multidisciplinary group of research

Strengthening Malawi Parliament Committees: Performance evaluation with Committee Chairs

At the heart of effective Parliament work is the impact that comes from the contributions of Parliamentary Committees. In carrying out its legislative, representative and oversight functions, the Malawi Parliament has 19 committees comprising of elected Members of Parliament (MPs) from different political parties. These committees are appointed in order to respond to, consider,

Collaboration among policymakers and researchers underpins evidence use

The gap between policymakers and researchers has been acknowledged as a major reason for the limited use of research in policy decisions. In order to bridge this gap, it is critical that individual networks and institutions are strengthened to enhance mechanisms for promoting collaboration between researchers, policymakers, and other stakeholders who can influence the

Early career health researchers trained on how to influence policy

From 15 to 19 October, 2018, the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) held a 5-day training at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) on policy engagement and evidence uptake for the benefit of country coordinators and research fellows working under the Partnership for Increasing the Impact of Vector Control(PIIVeC) programme, in addition

Tuberculosis in Malawian prisons: A public health concern

Reports of increased tuberculosis (TB) infections in Malawi prisons call for urgent systemic and policy action to improve living conditions in prisons across the country. Six cases of multidrug resistance TB (MDR-TB) have been reported, posing a high risk of a surge in MDR-TB cases in Malawi.

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