Evidence-informed policy-making

Evidence to inform policy-makers can be sought in different ways, depending on several factors, including: the timeframe in which the researcher has to operate (how quickly a policy-maker requires a response), the resources available and the type of evidence required (for example, global or local). The nature of the query or policy-maker’s request dictates the type of evidence and how it is made available. If no evidence is found, the alternative measures available may require consideration.

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Extended series of trainings in HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme in Republic of Moldova

The WHO Country Office in the Republic of Moldova organized a new round of trainings in the Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative (HINARI) Programme in the Republic of Moldova in Chisinau and Tiraspol.

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Health Evidence Network (HEN)

Recognizing that public health, health care and health systems policy-makers need access to timely, independent and reliable health information for decision-making, WHO/Europe started HEN in 2003. It acts as a platform, providing evidence in multiple formats to help decision-making.

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Evidence-informed Policy Network (EVIPNet)

Launched in the WHO European Region in October 2012, EVIPNet is a global WHO initiative that promotes the systematic use of health-research evidence in policy-making. It is present in all WHO regions and is coordinated at both the regional and global levels.

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Research Agenda for Health Economic Evaluation

The Research Agenda for Health Economic Evaluation is a research project implemented by WHO to outline gaps in the economic evidence for the treatment of the 10 highest morbidity conditions in EU. The project makes recommendations for future research in the area of health economics.

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