AFIDEP is attending the What Works Global Summit 2019 (WWGS 2019), an event that brings together policymakers, practitioners, knowledge brokers and researchers from the global evidence community all over the world. The summit will run from 16-18 October 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico. Dr. Bernard Onyango, a Senior Knowledge Translation Scientist whose role at
Between 10-12 October 2019, AFIDEP and partners will hold an inception meeting to develop a work plan for a new initiative aimed at strengthening institutional capacity for evidence use in the Ministries of Health in Kenya, Uganda, and Malawi. The Heightening Institutional Capacity for Government Use of Health Research (HIGH-Res) project brings together a
AFIDEP is pleased to announce and welcome a new member to its Board of Directors! Sarai Chisala-Tempelhoff is a human rights and social justice lawyer and legal researcher. She is a Senior Legal Researcher & Founder of the Gender and Justice Unit, a social justice and gender equality initiative that hones in on legal
October 5th, is World Teachers Day, celebrated around the world to highlight the work that teachers play in everyday life in building societies. The theme for this year is “Young Teachers: The future of the Profession.” In Africa, and particularly in Malawi, the theme’s message could not be more poignant. The continent is at a crossroads, and decisions governments make today about the role of teachers in shaping the minds of young Africans will have long-lasting impacts.
In Kenya, almost 1 in every 5 girls between the ages of 15 and 19 are reported to be pregnant or have had a child already. This will no doubt be an important issue of focus for world leaders convening at the 25th International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) to be held 12-14 November 2019 in Nairobi. To put a
From 14th – 16th June 2019, experts converged in Dar es Salaam under the African Research Collaboration on Sepsis (ARCS) initiative to discuss sepsis in Malawi, Gabon and Uganda and the need to highlight sepsis as a policy issue. The meeting saw experts identify three inter-related problems confronting sepsis in these countries.