Delivery of universal health services continues to be hampered by the lack of capacity to access and utilise timely and robust data and research evidence to inform policies to help achieve universal access to health coverage. This issue came to the fore during a recent Health Data Collaborative (HDC) meeting convened by the Ministry
The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) has convened an Experts Meeting on the Demographic Dividend in Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. The meeting will take place from May 29th to the 31st, 2016 at the Dusit D2 Hotel. The meeting has been organised by the Evidence for Development Project (Evi4Dev), which is supported by
Teen pregnancy is both a public health and education sector problem in Kenya. The recently launched 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey reported that one in five girls aged 15-19 (18.1 percent) have begun childbearing, meaning that they are pregnant with their first child or have ever given birth to one or more children.
The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) is co-convening Malawi’s 2nd Family Planning and Population Conference with the Government of Malawi’s Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development and other partners. The conference is scheduled to take place between June 22nd and 24th, 2016 at the Bingu International Conference Centre in Lilongwe. The Conference,
An initiative to engage African scholars in the diaspora in order to facilitate their contribution towards the growth of tertiary education in the continent has been set in motion. Spearheaded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Programme aims to engage African academic diaspora to contribute towards developing tertiary
Researchers from the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) will share recent research findings on adolescent, maternal health and related issues during the Population Association of America (PAA) 2016 Annual Meeting scheduled to take place between 28 March and 2 April 2016, in Washington DC. On 31 March 2016, AFIDEP’s Dr. Abiba Longwe-Ngwira will