Front runners for use of research evidence to improve health policymaking: Kenya evidence champions meet up
19 September 2014
L-R: Hon. James Nyikal (Parliamentary Committee on Health) speaks during the discussions while Prof. Elizabeth Bukusi (Deputy Director-Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute-KEMRI) looks on.

The SECURE Health programme team held a meeting with various health experts and policymakers on September 18, 2014 who are partnering with AFIDEP as champions to promote the use of research evidence in health policymaking in Kenya. The evidence champions are leaders in influential positions in government, academia and the civil society who will help strengthen leadership and institutional support mechanisms for increased use of research evidence in decision-making. It is envisioned that they will use their expertise and professional connections to influence this change.

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L-R: Dr. Josephine Kibaru-Mbae (Director General, National Council for Population and Development-NCPD), Dr. Rose Oronje (Communications and Policy Engagement Manager, AFIDEP) and Dr. Samson Wasao (Director of Research, AFIDEP) engage on issues.

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L-R: Teresia Nyawira (National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation, NACOSTI), Dr. Charles Nzioka (Head, Division of Health Research & Development, Ministry of Health), Dr. Marsden Solomon (Programs Director, FHI 360-Kenya Office) and Jones Abisi (Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, AFIDEP).

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Prof. James Machoki (Deputy Director, Institute of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, University of Nairobi), Dr. Josephine Kibaru-Mbae (Director General, NCPD) and Prof. Elizabeth Bukusi (Deputy Director of Research, KEMRI).