Evidence synthesis | (CHPSD) - The CHPSD is a multi-disciplinary collaborative effort to support evidence based policy making and health systems strengthening, by establishing a platform for health systems research and evidence, and facilitating coordinated stakeholder engagements.

Evidence synthesis

The evidence synthesis strategy

KERU seeks to create a mechanism of synthesizing and packaging the evidence in timely, customized, and user-friendly versions. The challenges in evidence synthesis that have been identified include:

  • 1. Unavailability of timely evidence
  • 2. Limited capacity for researchers to synthesize, package and
    communicate evidence in a user-friendly format.

KERU Evidence Synthesis Initiatives

  • Conduct Training workshops for researchers on knowledge
    synthesis, packaging, communication and Translation
  • Develop Policy and Evidence Briefs by synthesizing existing research evidence on current topical policy issues.
  • Conduct seminars within academic and research community on approaches to better synthesize engage policy makers on evidence.
  • Write and publish OpEd and other opinion pieces in print
    media on topical issues to contribute to and influence discussions.

KERU Evidence Synthesis Report

“In this Evidence Synthesis Titled ‚ÄúPursing National Health Insurance in the ( post) COVID-19 Era; Policy Implications and Options for Uganda, we allude to the value of social health protection in the view of Covid -19 by characterising the effects of COVID_19 on social protection in Uganda as well as linking the effects of this pandemic on the National Health Insurance Scheme in Uganda. We conclude this synthesis by providing the implications of COVID-19 on the NHIS agenda in Uganda and key policy recommendations for adoption”.

Publications and Resources

Pursing National Health Insurance in the ( post) COVID-19 Era https://www.chpsd.musph.ac.ug/publications/

- Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research https://www.who.int/alliance-hpsr/about/en/

- A Methods Guide for Evidence Synthesis for Health Policy And Systems https://www.who.int/alliance-hpsr/resources/publications/hsr-synthesis/en/

- Rapid Reviews to Strengthen Health Policy and Systems - A Practical Guide. https://www.who.int/alliance-hpsr/resources/publications/rapid-review-guide/en/

- Strengthening Health Systems - The role and promise of policy and systems research. https://www.who.int/alliance-hpsr/resources/publications/hssfr/en/

- Health Policy & Systems Research Teaching and Training Resources https://www.who.int/alliance-hpsr/resources/training/en/ http://courses.healthsystemsglobal.org/

- Collaboration for Health Policy & Systems Analysis in Africa(CHEPSAA) http://www.hpsa-africa.org/index.php/modules-courses

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