Evidence-based Public Health Workshop

Seminar  2022-10-24 9:00 a.m.    2022-10-28 5:00 p.m.

Evidence-based Public Health Workshop

The Collaboration for Evidence-based Healthcare and Public Health in Africa (CEBHA+) invites you to a five-day, interactive workshop on Evidence-based Public Health, hosted by the Centre for Evidence-based Health Care, Division Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

Date: 24-28 October 2022

Time: 09:00-17:00

Venue: The Blaauwberg Beach Hotel, 106 Beach Boulevard, Blaauwberg, Big Bay

Objectives of the workshop:

The workshop will introduce the concepts of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and focus on finding, appraising, interpreting and applying best evidence to public health questions relevant to the African setting. After this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Explain and discuss the principles and importance of EBPH
  • Explain concepts of “complex interventions” and “complex systems” and understand how these affect evaluation of public health interventions in primary research and evidence synthesis
  • Formulate clear questions relevant to public health in Africa
  • Search for best evidence to answer these questions
  • Describe the study designs used to evaluate public health interventions
  • Critically appraise a controlled before after study on a public health intervention and interpret results
  • Describe the value of research synthesis in public health
  • Critically appraise systematic reviews and interpret results
  • Discuss applicability of evidence to public health decision-making in Africa
  • Outline the value of public health guidelines and discuss concepts of evidence use in policy and practice

This workshop is suitable for:

  • Researchers planning to undertake systematic reviews of public health interventions or working on other aspects of evidence-based public health;
  • Mid-career professionals working in public health institutions; and
  • Students undertaking postgraduate studies and wishing to embark on a career in evidence-based public health.

Application to participate:

If you are interested in participating in the workshop, we request that you submit an online application before 30 September 2022, as spaces are limited. Successful participants will be notified via email by 7 October 2022.

Follow this link to apply.

For enquiries, please contact: Traci Naidoo: tracin@sun.ac.za.

This workshop is supported by funding from the Collaboration for Evidence-based Healthcare and Public Health in Africa (CEBHA+) project which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the Research Networks for Health Innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa Funding Initiative.



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