Focus Area


3 April 2023 / Journal Articles

HPV vaccine communication is critical in ensuring that the community understands the importance of vaccination. The most effective communication strategies included those which educate the population about the HPV vaccine, facilitate decision-making on vaccine uptake and community ownership of the vaccination process immunisation.   Authors: Sandra Y Oketch, Edwin O Ochomo, Jeniffer A Orwa, Lilian M Mayieka, Leila H Abdullahi Full-Text Link:  

29 March 2023 / Fact Sheets

The share of Domestic General Government Health Expenditure as a percentage of General Government Expenditure indicates the priority of the government to spend on health from own government resources. On the other hand, the out-of-pocket expenditure has remained high over the years. An indication that households allocate more of their own resources for health services.  

13 March 2023 / Fact Sheets

This factsheet presents Kenya’s adolescent sexual and reproductive health status and trends. The main data source is the Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS). Where the data are drawn from elsewhere, we acknowledge the source of data on the specific chart and summary of the data.

22 February 2023 / Fact Sheets

Access to quality healthcare remains a major challenge in Africa. To address this problem, African countries have made a raft of commitments to increase their allocations to health. Among these commitments are the 2001 Abuja Declaration where countries committed to allocate 15% of their annual budgets to health, and African Leadership Meeting (ALM) got member states to commit to increasing their domestic allocations to health and tackling the persisting inefficiencies in spending health budgets.  

22 February 2023 / Research Briefs

Globally and in Africa, health is recognised as critical for sustainable development and there has been growing pressure on governments to allocate adequate resources to health. This brief starts by highlighting global and regional commitments that African countries have ratified that focus on health and domestic health financing and the status, challenges and opportunities for African governments to translate these commitments at country level. The brief then highlights three key innovations in domestic health financing and efficient use of resources being implemented and explored in Africa and elsewhere. This brief is based on a rapid review of existing evidence and […]

13 February 2023 / Research Reports

The Botswana DD Roadmap provides an overarching framework to guide the country’s long-term development aspirations of transitioning into a high-income status as articulated in the country’s Vision 2036. This document identifies priority interventions enabling the country to harness the demographic dividend, hence achieving the transformation enshrined in Botswana’s long-term development aspirations. 

15 December 2022 / Bi-Annual Newsletter

AFIDEP News is the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) newsletter. It is published twice a year to provide our stakeholders with updates on AFIDEP’s programmes and highlight emerging policy issues in population dynamics and demographic dividend; health and wellbeing; transformative education and skills development; environment and climate change; and governance and accountability. Download here:  

3 August 2022 /

Le projet BUILD (Building Capacity for Integrated Family Planning (FP) and Reproductive Health (RH) and Population, Environment and Development (PED) Action) est un projet international de cinq ans conçu pour tirer parti de l’interconnexion entre la population, l’environnement et le développement, afin de susciter un engagement politique fort, des ressources financières durables et une redevabilité en faveur de la  planification familiale (FP) et de la santé reproductive (RH) volontaires dans les pays à revenu faible et intermédiaire (PRFM). Le projet BUILD cherche à amplifier l’approche PED à un autre degré d’action transformatrice au-delà des clivages disciplinaires, géographiques, socioculturels et sectoriels […]

28 June 2022 / Annual Reports

At AFIDEP, we believe that robust, comprehensive, timely, relevant, and well-packaged evidence should inform all public policy formulation and implementation decisions to achieve optimal development outcomes. This 2021 annual report highlights our impact and the considerable progress we have made towards achieving the mandate of our We continue to build on our achievements and expand our partnerships to ensure evidence counts towards transforming people’s lives throughout Africa.  

3 June 2022 / Journal Articles

Sepsis causes 20% of global deaths, particularly among children and vulnerable populations living in developing countries. This study investigated how sepsis is prioritised in Malawi’s health system to inform health policy. In this mixed-methods study, twenty multisectoral stakeholders were qualitatively interviewed and asked to quantitatively rate the likelihood of sepsis-related medium-term policy outcomes being realised. Respondents indicated that sepsis is not prioritised in Malawi due to a lack of local sepsis-related evidence and policies. However, they highlighted strong linkages between sepsis and maternal health, antimicrobial resistance and COVID-19, which are already existing national priorities, and offers opportunities for sepsis researchers […]

3 June 2022 / Journal Articles

Sepsis has been recognised as a global health priority by the United Nations World Health Assembly, which adopted a resolution in 2017 to improve sepsis prevention, diagnosis, and management globally. This study investigated how sepsis is prioritised in Gabon. From May to November 2021, we conducted a qualitative study in healthcare stakeholders at the local, regional, and national levels. Stakeholders included the Ministry of Health (MOH), ethics/regulatory bodies, research institutions, academic institutions, referral hospitals, international funders, and the media. Twenty-three multisectoral stakeholders were interviewed. Respondents indicated that sepsis is not yet prioritised in Gabon due to the lack of evidence […]

10 May 2022 / Policy Briefs

Although Tuberculosis (TB) affects people of both sexes and all age groups, the highest-burden is in adult men, who accounted for 56% of all global TB cases in 2019. In Kenya, 66% of all cases notified with TB in 2020 were men. Policies on gender and TB should place greater emphasis on the high burden of TB among men and the need to invest in male-friendly diagnostic and screening services, with the aim of reducing undiagnosed TB. This compelling evidence necessitates development of policies that guide a gendered approach to resources and interventions to end TB.