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Translating data, information, knowledge and evidence into policies and action is extremely important, otherwise what is the use of these resources if they don't contribute to improving health of people through policies and practices. Contextualisation and adaptation of information to fit the local needs is an integral part of knowledge translation. For this we trust local experts who need access to good quality information and the need the necessary skills to translate knowledge into policy and actions. For this purpose we have programmes like EVIPNet to help in that. Sharing of country experience and bringing this experience back for use at a global level is what HIFA015 is trying to do, as part of improving the different elements of the knowledge cycle.



Date of HIFA message: 
Monday, June 2, 2014
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Najeeb Al-Shorbaji
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UN Agency
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HIFA profile: Najeeb Al-Shorbaji has been working for World Health Organization (WHO) since 1988 in different capacities. He is currently Director of the Knowledge, Ethics and Research Department at WHO headquarters, Geneva. Previously he was Coordinator for Knowledge Management and Sharing in EMRO (Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office), Egypt. He is a member of a number of national and international professional societies and associations specialised in information management and health informatics. He has authored over 70 research papers and articles presented in various conferences and published in professional journals. shorbajin AT
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