In the newly constituted cabinet of the Malawi government, President Peter Mutharika has appointed individuals active in the health sector to head various dockets. Hon. Grace Chiumia a member of the Network of African Parliamentary Committees on Health (NEAPACOH), has been appointed Minister for Youth, Sports and Culture, while Hon. Paul Chibingu, former Chairman
“We shall not allow any new health policy which is not supported by research evidence …” Prof. Fred Segor, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Health The Kenya Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Consortium for National Health Research (CNHR), the National Commission on Science and Technology (NACOSTI) and AFIDEP, convened a high-level conference to
The 2014 Research-to-Policy Dialogue on ‘Use of Research Results for Dialogue, Action and Change’ takes place from June 19-21, 2014 at the Windsor Golf and Country Club Nairobi, Kenya. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Mobilizing and sensitizing national stakeholders on the need for a demand-driven generation, uptake and utilization of research evidence
AFIDEP is conducting a rapid landscape analysis of the maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH), family planning (FP), and HIV/AIDS burden and integration efforts to inform the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s future potential engagement and investments in the area. This study is mapping the overlapping geographies, population groups, the highest burden areas and
AFIDEP is leading a consortium of 5 institutions to implement an innovative three year-programme aiming to optimise the use of research evidence in decision-making for health in Kenya and Malawi. The use of rigorous data and research evidence can improve the effectiveness of health policies, planning and programming, and ultimately contribute to reducing disease
AFIDEP initiates work to strengthen evidence for action and accountability for improved SRH of young people in Eastern and Southern Africa. The new project, funded by NORAD, will: 1. Generate evidence to inform policy and programme interventions in Kenya and Malawi, the EAC and SADC to improve access to young people’s SRH outcomes. 2.