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African Institute for Health Policy & Health Systems | Nigeria

Providing high-quality post-graduate training and research in all aspects of health policy, health systems, and knowledge translation.

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The African Institute for Health Policy & Health Systems at Ebonyi State University provides high-quality post-graduate training and research in all aspects of health policy, health systems, and knowledge translation to encourage innovative thinking and evidence-informed policymaking for improved health outcomes.

 Its goal is to be a globally acclaimed institute of academic excellence and a center for learning where individuals can develop their intellectual capabilities in an environment that promotes academic achievement and research excellence.   

    With PEERSS funding and support, the Institute has carried out a number of activities to strengthen evidence-informed policymaking.

    Past PEERS activities include:

    Launching policy dialogues that focus on safer schools during COVID-19 and the use of community volunteers to improve the uptake of insecticide treated bed nets.

    Organizing national multi-stakeholder engagement events that focus on the priority setting of key policy matters within the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) landscape in Nigeria.

    Conducting capacity enhancing workshops on evidence-informed policymaking and knowledge translation that target policymakers, parliamentarians, and other key stakeholders in the policymaking space.

    In the future, the Institute plans on:

    Improving the capacity of Nigeria’s parliament for evidence-informed policymaking and legislation by assessing the knowledge and capacities of key parliament staff.

    Producing an Evidence Guidance Document on how to use evidence in policymaking.

    Strengthening the capacity of key parliament staff.

    Promoting the establishment of rapid response services.

    Providing mentoring support on rapid response services to parliamentarians.

    Meet the experts from Nigeria.

    Role
    Team Lead
    Areas of Expertise
    Health policy & health system; Public health; Epidemiology
    Country
    Nigeria
    Role
    Member
    Areas of Expertise
    Implementation research; Public health; Monitoring & evaluation;
    Country
    Nigeria
    Role
    Member
    Areas of Expertise
    Intersectoral collaboration & linkages; Social re-engineering; Social determinants of health 
    Country
    Nigeria
    Role
    Member
    Areas of Expertise
    Evidence-informed policymaking; Health finance 
    Country
    Nigeria
    Role
    Member
    Areas of Expertise
    Priority setting/advocacy; Citizenengagement; Community health
    Country
    Nigeria
    Role
    Member
    Areas of Expertise
    Politics of health systems, Leadership & governance, Legislation
    Country
    Nigeria
    Role
    Member
    Areas of Expertise
    Information & data management; Knowledge translation
    Country
    Nigeria

    Publications, policy briefs and other resources from the African Institute for Health Policy & Health Systems

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    Promoting Researchers and Policy-Makers Collaboration in Evidence-Informed Policymaking in Nigeria: Outcome of a Two-Way Secondment Model between University and Health Ministry

    There is need to strengthen institutions and mechanisms that can more systematically promote interactions between researchers, policy-makers and other stakeholders who can influence the uptake of research findings. In this article, we report the outcome of a two-way secondment model between Ebonyi State University (EBSU) and Ebonyi State Ministry of Health (ESMoH) in Nigeria as an innovative collaborative strategy to promote capacity enhancement for evidence-to-policy-to-action.
    Language

    English

    Year Published

    2017

    Type of Resource

    Cross-Sectional Study

    Using equitable impact sensitive tool (EQUIST) and knowledge translation to promote evidence to policy link in maternal and child health: report of first EQUIST training workshop in Nigeria.

    The Equitable Impact Sensitive Tool (EQUIST) designed by UNICEF and knowledge translation (KT) are important strategies that can help policymakers to improve equity and evidence-informed policy making in maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH). The purpose of this study was to improve the knowledge and capacity of an MNCH implementation research team (IRT) and policy makers to use EQUIST and KT. A modified "before and after" intervention study design was used in which outcomes were measured on the target participants both before the intervention (workshop) is implemented and after. A 5-point likert scale according to the degree of adequacy was employed. A three -day intensive EQUIST and KT training workshop was organized in Edo State, Nigeria with 45 participants in attendance. Some of the topics covered included: (i) Knowledge translation models, measures & tools; (ii) Policy review, analysis and contextualization; (iii) Policy formulation and legislation process; (iv) EQUIST Overview & Theory of change; (v) EQUIST's situation analysis, scenario analysis and scenario comparison. The pre-workshop mean of understanding of use of KT ranged from 2.02-3.41, while the post-workshop mean ranged from 3.24-4.30. Pre-workshop mean of understanding of use of EQUIST ranged from 1.66-2.41, while the post-workshop mean ranged...
    Language

    English

    Year Published

    2017

    Type of Resource

    EQUIST Study

    Promoting evidence-informed policymaking through capacity enhancement in implementation research for health researchers and policymakers in Nigeria: A cross-sectional study

    Capacity constraints on implementation research among policymakers and researchers are a major challenge to the evidence to policy link. This study was designed to bring together senior policymakers and researchers in Nigeria to consider issues around research-to-policy interface and enhance their capacity on implementation research.
    Language

    English

    Year Published

    2018

    Type of Resource

    Cross-Sectional Study

    Promoting evidence- informed policymaking for maternal and child health in Nigeria: lessons from a knowledge translation workshop

    Knowledge translation (KT) is a process that ensures that research evidence gets translated into policy and practice. In Nigeria, reports indicate that research evidence rarely gets into policymaking process. A major factor responsible for this is lack of KT capacity enhancement mechanisms. The objective of this study was to improve KT competence of an implementation research team (IRT), policymakers and stakeholders in maternal and child health to enhance evidence-informed policymaking.
    Language

    English

    Year Published

    2018

    Type of Resource

    Before-And-After Study

    Improving quality of antenatal care through provision of medical supply kits

    Recent statistics from WHO show that the global maternal health situation is deplorable: up to 830 women died of pregnancy and childbirth-related complications every day in 2015.1 According to the report, nearly all of these deaths occurred in resource-poor settings where health systems are weak and most deaths could have been prevented.1 The WHO African Region is reported to bear the highest burden of global maternal deaths, with almost two-thirds of global maternal deaths in 2015 recorded in the region.1,2 Although the maternal mortality ratio in the WHO African Region reduced from 620 per 100 000 livebirths in 2010 to 542 per 100 000 livebirths in 2015,2 this figure is still unacceptably high. Since most causes of maternal deaths are preventable, there is an urgent need for deployment of interventions that are not only robustly informed by high-quality research evidence but also take into account the contextual requirements of low-income settings.
    Language

    English

    Year Published

    2018

    Type of Resource

    Promoting the use of evidence in health policymaking in the ECOWAS region: the development and contextualization of an evidence-based policymaking guidance

    The Economic Commission of the West African States (ECOWAS), through her specialised health Institution, the West African Health Organization (WAHO) is supporting Members States to improve health outcomes in West Africa. There is a global recognition that evidence-based health policies are vital towards achieving continued improvement in health outcomes. The need to have a tool that will provide systematic guide on the use of evidence in policymaking necessitated the production of the evidence-based policy-making (EBPM) Guidance.
    Language

    English

    Year Published

    2020

    Type of Resource

    EIDM Study

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