100 Days Awareness on Antimicrobial Resistance
2019-04-12 antimicrobial resistance
100 Days Awareness on Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance, the ability of (pathogenic) bacteria to withstand the action of antibiotic drugs (Nolte O et al., 2014; Ferri M et al., 2017). WHO (2018) describe antimicrobial resistance (A...

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100 Days Awareness on Antimicrobial Resistance
2019-08-07 blog health informs learns
100 Days Awareness on Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance, the ability of (pathogenic) bacteria to withstand the action of antibiotic drugs (Nolte O et al., 2014; Ferri M et al., 2017). WHO (2018) describe antimicrobial resistance (A...

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Africa Evidence Leadership Award
2019-08-07 advocates africa evidence leadership award award connects
Africa Evidence Leadership Award

The Africa Evidence leadership Award 2019The purpose of the award is to raise awareness of evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) in Africa and highlight the growing status of evidence amongst decis...

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Africa Evidence Week celebrates Africa’s evidence-use for decisions
2019-08-07 africa evidence week blog informs learns
Africa Evidence Week celebrates Africa’s evidence-use for decisions

Evidence weeks were conceptualised by the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) to draw the focus of the global evidence-informed decision-making community to a specific issue or talkin...

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Community Evidence Home Schools (CEHS): A tool for achieving early years intervention benefits for children aged 3-5 years in fragile communities
2019-09-09 africa evidence week blog cameroon education informs learns
Community Evidence Home Schools (CEHS): A tool for achieving early years intervention benefits for children aged 3-5 years in fragile communities

IMAGE: Petra teaching her 3-5years children in their transformed pre-school setting (Bambili, 2019) Since 2016, civil disobedience operations, school boycotts, destruction and closure of sch...

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DataMaps, Evidence, and Decision Making for Sustainable Development Goals: Experiences from Basic Services in Cameroon
2019-09-12 africa evidence week blog cameroon evidence-informed decision-making informs learns
DataMaps, Evidence, and Decision Making for Sustainable Development Goals: Experiences from Basic Services in Cameroon

When the Europeans arrived Cameroon in the 17th Century, they were surprised to meet a king in the Bamoum Kingdom North of the Rio dos Cameroes with a map, statistics, and wri...

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EBMAfricaNet: An innovative approach of translating and implementing evidence using freely available evidence from existing evidence networks
2019-09-13 africa evidence week blog cameroon evidence-informed decision-making informs learns
EBMAfricaNet: An innovative approach of translating and implementing evidence using freely available evidence from existing evidence networks

In June 2018 at the JBI collaboration colloquium in Antwerp, eBASE Africa initiated a bold concept of evidence implementation with iScientia Belgium to increase the use of existing guidelines through ...

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Engaging policy makers in the use of evidence in agriculture: Case study in inland fishery in Benin
2019-09-11 africa evidence week benin blog environment informs learns
Engaging policy makers in the use of evidence in agriculture: Case study in inland fishery in Benin

The fishery sector and related industries in Benin provide up to 32% of the animal proteins consumed by people and generate employment for around 600 000 people,&nbs...

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Evidence-Policy-Action Network for advancing evidence use in policy and practice in Benin
2019-09-10 africa evidence week benin blog evidence-informed decision-making informs learns
Evidence-Policy-Action Network for advancing evidence use in policy and practice in Benin

In Benin, the Evidence-Policy-Action (EPA) Network is established to create a functional and multi-stakeholders’ platform between evidence generators (researchers,&...

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Evidence Hesitancy: How an innovative evidence translation approach decrypted a wicked problem
2019-09-09 africa evidence week blog cameroon evidence-informed decision-making informs learns
Evidence Hesitancy: How an innovative evidence translation approach decrypted a wicked problem

In 2016, eBASE Africa a JBI affiliated group in collaboration with CamCoSo a Cochrane affiliated consumer group in Cameroon, started work with traditional story tellers, poets...

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Expérience de l’Organisation Ouest-Africaine de la Santé (OOAS) dans la promotion de l’utilisation des évidences dans la prise de décision et la prati
2019-09-11 africa evidence week blog french health informs learns
Expérience de l’Organisation Ouest-Africaine de la Santé (OOAS) dans la promotion de l’utilisation des évidences dans la prise de décision et la prati

L’Organisation Ouest-Africaine de la Santé (OOAS), l’institution spécialisée en santé de la Communauté Economique des Etas de l’Afrique de l’...

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Experience of the West African Health Organization (WAHO) in promoting the use of evidence in decision-making and practice in the ECOWAS region
2019-09-11 africa evidence week blog health informs learns
Experience of the West African Health Organization (WAHO) in promoting the use of evidence in decision-making and practice in the ECOWAS region

The West African Health Organization (WAHO), is the specialized health institution of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). One of its missions is to promote research to co...

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From capacity building to developing capacities: dreaming big about improving evidence use
2019-02-20 capacity building
From capacity building to developing capacities: dreaming big about improving evidence use

Knowledge and information sharing are two of the main reasons people join the Africa Evidence Network (AEN). More specifically, demand for more capacity development for evidence production and use com...

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Healthcare evidence brokering for Agenda 2063: the role of early career clinicians and biomedical students in patient involvement
2019-09-12 africa evidence week blog cameroon health informs learns
Healthcare evidence brokering for Agenda 2063: the role of early career clinicians and biomedical students in patient involvement

Optimal health is a major determinant of any sustainable development worldwide. Recognition of this factor is gradually attracting a compulsory investment to achieve Agenda 2063 aspiration of: A ...

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Highlights from Africa Evidence Week
2019-09-13 africa evidence week informs news
Highlights from Africa Evidence Week

My colleagues and I on the secretariat of the AEN are overwhelmed by the festivities from all across Africa during Africa Evidence Week. We are proud of (but not surprised by!) the wealth of evidence-...

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If evidence-informed decision-making is our religion, we fall prey to this deadly sin
2019-05-03 mel monitoring and evaluation
If evidence-informed decision-making is our religion, we fall prey to this deadly sin

Monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL). Sometimes just thinking about it can make us break out into a cold sweat. Nearly everyone I have worked with knows it is important – like eating your veggie...

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In Africa, we are bringing the sunshine into our homes!
2019-09-12 africa evidence week blog cameroon environment informs learns
In Africa, we are bringing the sunshine into our homes!

In Cameroon and most of Africa, food is usually prepared by women and children on a three stones fireside. They usually spend hours gathering wood and several more hours cooking food. Women and childr...

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Interview with Zimbabwe policy-maker: rapid synthesis service
2019-09-10 africa evidence week blog health informs learns zimbabwe
Interview with Zimbabwe policy-maker: rapid synthesis service

Governments across the globe are progressively realizing the significance of research synthesis in health policy and systems decision-making processes. Research evidence is required to ...

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Luvuyo Zigana – ‘captured’ for evidence-informed policy-making in the water-environment-human nexus
2019-08-07 blog environment informs learns
Luvuyo Zigana – ‘captured’ for evidence-informed policy-making in the water-environment-human nexus

My name is Luvuyo Zigana, a 25-year-old environmental anthropologist by training and a policy developer by profession. I am an astute and experienced professional with expertise in policy development ...

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Need for evidence informed and multisectoral National Alcohol policy in Zimbabwe
2019-08-07 blog health informs learns zimbabwe
Need for evidence informed and multisectoral National Alcohol policy in Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe national Alcohol policy was drafted in 2011 and to date it has not been passed into law which is a very worrisome situation. Another key question is that who led the alcohol policy making...

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New EIDM hub launched in time for Africa Evidence Week
2019-09-02 africa evidence week news
New EIDM hub launched in time for Africa Evidence Week

The Africa Evidence Network (AEN) secretariat has been working on rebuilding the AEN's website over the last five months, launching the first phase of the new evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) ...

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Only together – award recipient’s reflections on how to champion evidence in Africa
2019-06-19 africa evidence leadership award awards
Only together – award recipient’s reflections on how to champion evidence in Africa

Mapula Tshangela is the second recipient of the Africa Evidence Leadership Award offered by the Africa Evidence Network. We caught up with Mapula about receiving the award and asked her some questions...

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Only together – award recipient’s reflections on how to champion evidence in Africa
2019-08-07 africa evidence leadership award blog informs learns
Only together – award recipient’s reflections on how to champion evidence in Africa

Mapula Tshangela is the second recipient of the Africa Evidence Leadership Award offered by the Africa Evidence Network. We caught up with Mapula about receiving the award and asked her some questions...

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Promoting EIDM amongst health care and education policy-makers through JBI- Comprehensive Systematic Review Premier Course Training; eBASE Africa, Cam
2019-08-07 blog education health informs learns
Promoting EIDM amongst health care and education policy-makers through JBI- Comprehensive Systematic Review Premier Course Training; eBASE Africa, Cam

Effective Basic Services (eBASE) Africa, is a multinational collaborativee organisation with headquarters in Bamenda, Cameroon. eBASE Africa is active in implementing charity and development projects ...

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QES scholars learning about Africa’s evidence production and use
2019-08-07 blog informs learns
QES scholars learning about Africa’s evidence production and use

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship programme funds students to travel abroad so they may engage in meaningful learning and professional experiences.  The Africa Centre for Evidenc...

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Strengthening the Use of Research in Environmental Policy Processes in South Africa
2019-09-13 africa evidence week blog environment informs learns south africa
Strengthening the Use of Research in Environmental Policy Processes in South Africa

As part of celebrating the amazing work being done on evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) across our continent during #AfricaEvidenceWeek, as the South African centre of the Collaboration of Envi...

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Supporting Research Evidence to Inform Policy Implementation in Education; the Right Thing to do With Pre-Service Teachers in HTTC Bambili-Cameroon
2019-09-13 africa evidence week blog cameroon education informs learns
Supporting Research Evidence to Inform Policy Implementation in Education; the Right Thing to do With Pre-Service Teachers in HTTC Bambili-Cameroon

The Higher Teachers’ Training College (HTTC) Bambili is one of Cameroon’s standard institutions for higher learning, created mainly to train teachers teaching secondary and ...

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The #AfricaEvidenceWeek: What’s happening in Ghana?
2019-09-09 africa evidence week blog evidence-informed decision-making ghana informs learns
The #AfricaEvidenceWeek: What’s happening in Ghana?

Ghana joins other countries across the continent to showcase developments within the evidence-informed policy/decision making (EIPM/EIDM) space on the continent during th...

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Using VakaYiko’s EIPM toolkit post-programme: a case of the Ethiopian Ministry of Health Workshop
2019-01-18 capacity development eipm evidence-informed policymaking toolkit training vakayiko workshop
Using VakaYiko’s EIPM toolkit post-programme: a case of the Ethiopian Ministry of Health Workshop

Many times, very innovative programmes are implemented on pilot/explorative basis; and from which very useful knowledge and resources are produced. But a core question remains as ‘to what extent are s...

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Using VakaYiko’s EIPM toolkit post-programme: a case of the Ethiopian Ministry of Health Workshop
2019-08-07 'case study' blog ethiopia health informs learns toolkit
Using VakaYiko’s EIPM toolkit post-programme: a case of the Ethiopian Ministry of Health Workshop

Many times, very innovative programmes are implemented on pilot/explorative basis; and from which very useful knowledge and resources are produced. But a core question remains as ‘to what extent are s...

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What happened on day 1 of Africa Evidence Week?
2019-09-10 africa evidence week informs news
What happened on day 1 of Africa Evidence Week?

The first day of Africa Evidence Week was an amazing start to the celebration of Africa's EIDM. We reached 1300 impressions, 58 retweets, 53 likes, and 30 clicks per link, just on day one! Some of...

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What happened on day 2 of Africa Evidence Week?
2019-09-11 africa evidence week informs news
What happened on day 2 of Africa Evidence Week?

The buzz of Africa Evidence Week has continued into day 2, with 13000 (yes - thousand) impressions, 72 retweets, 80 likes, and 34 clicks per link on day two alone. Some of the high...

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What happened on day 3 of Africa Evidence Week?
2019-09-12 africa evidence week informs news
What happened on day 3 of Africa Evidence Week?

The third day of Africa Evidence Week has continued to be a celebration: from the @Africa_evidence account we've had 12700 impressions, 70 retweets, 84 likes, and 32 clicks per link...

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What happened on day 4 of Africa Evidence Week?
2019-09-13 africa evidence week informs news
What happened on day 4 of Africa Evidence Week?

Africa Evidence Week is exceeding all of our expectations, and this is because of the incredible participation by organisations from across Africa and the globe celebrating Africa's EIDM. On day 4...

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Why should we bother getting research evidence to people who cannot read or write?
2019-09-13 africa evidence week blog cameroon evidence-informed decision-making informs learns
Why should we bother getting research evidence to people who cannot read or write?

Data from Cameroon suggests that literacy rates for populations above 15 years of age is about 71%, with marked disparity for females at 61%. Rates for indigenous populations, rural populations, or po...

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