Dear HIFA colleagues,
The World Health Organization has just issued a call for expressions of interest on a topic that is highly relevant to HIFA.
'Scoping review of Science and Knowledge Translation in health emergency policy-making'
Here is the call from WHO:
Expressions of interest should be sent to email@example.com by 5 February 2023.
HIFA does not meet the criteria to be a lead applicant for this work, but we can provide effective support to ensure the success of the project. HIFA has considerable experience and success in supporting multistakeholder discussion around issue relating to health policymaking. This includes:
1. SUPPORT-SYSTEMS 2022-2024 - How can decision-making processes for health systems strengthening and universal health coverage be made more inclusive, responsive and accountable? Working with the University of Ghana, the Kenyan Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), the University of Oslo, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. (Find out more on our website:
and register for our webinar on 1st February:
2. Communicating health research 2022: Working with TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases at WHO, to explore how researchers can better communicate health research evidence to policymakers. Outputs and next steps will be communicated here on HIFA in the coming days.
3. Country-level policymaking; systematic reviews; implementation research. A series of in-depth discussions on the HIFA forums, each presented at international conferences 2016-2018. Supported by TDR.
If you are planning to submit an expression of interest and would like to include input from HIFA, please let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org
Best wishes, Neil
Dr Neil Pakenham-Walsh, HIFA Coordinator
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