In 2016 and 2017 HIFA is supported by the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), WHO and The Lancet to support a series of online discussions on the uptake of evidence into policy and practice.
Improvements in health and health systems worldwide, and especially in low- and middle-income countries, are largely dependent on the translation of cumulative research evidence into policy and practice. HIFA is uniquely positioned to convene the full range of relevant stakeholders worldwide to explore how this evidence can be better translated, looking at drivers and barriers at all levels: international, national and facility level worldwide.
The HIFA Project on Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice promotes communication, understanding and advocacy on the HIFA forums around the information, knowledge management and knowledge translation challenges for countries to:
(a) develop national policy and practice guidelines
(b) use these guidelines to support improvements in policy and practice at national, district and local levels and at the front line of health care.
The remit includes country-level policymaking, implementation research and systematic reviews.