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Evidence-informed country-level policymaking (53) Policy BUDDIES project: South Africa, Cameroon and UK

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I want to share our experience with the Policy BUDDIES project - a collaborative project between researchers in South Africa, Cameroon and the United Kingdom with the aim of increasing policy-makers' demand for research evidence during health policy-making by building the capacity of policy-makers to find and interpret it, but most notably by building formalized linkages with local, objective researchers in the fields of health evidence, evidence-based healthcare, or knowledge translation….

Our biggest lesson, which informed our intervention, was that researchers need a thorough understanding of the policy process and environment, how the health system operates, as well as the priorities of policymakers. This can inform effective dialogue between researchers and policymakers, and contribute to enhancing use of research evidence in decision-making.


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Thursday, March 10, 2016
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Taryn Young
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University or training college
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Taryn Young, Director Centre for Evidence-based Health Care. Coordinator MSc in Clinical epidemiology, Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, Fakulteit Geneeskunde en Gesondheidswetenskappe, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiteit Stellenbosch University
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