Articles by Juliet Nabyonga-Orem

Health Systems and Services Cluster; World Health Organization, Inter-Country Support Team for Eastern & Southern Africa; P.O Box CY 348; Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe

The World Health Organization African Region’s renewed focus on knowledge translation

Posted in articles by and on June 19, 2019

Knowledge translation (KT), use of evidence in decision making, diffusion of evidence in policy development, evidence-based decision making…  – whatever term you may prefer for it, KT is not really a new phenomenon. Still, realization remains elusive, certainly in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa.  Does the current (continent-wide) Universal health … Read more »

The scientific and grant writing workshop at the 5th AfHEA conference in Accra: Only a drop in the ocean or the start of a great health research capacity journey?

Posted in articles by , and on March 27, 2019

In recent years, Universal health coverage (UHC) has gained political momentum in sub-Saharan African countries. Although countries acknowledge that starting points aredifferent and respective journeys to UHC context-specific, the “how to” needs further elaboration. Hence the importance ofcontextualised evidence to provide tailored answers to inform planning, policy decisions and resource allocation.  Generation of (more) local evidence calls for strengthened national health research systems. However, the low health research capacity in … Read more »

Universal Health Coverage – Unprecedented commitment in Eastern and Southern African Countries. Is it time to rejoice?

Posted in articles by on January 15, 2019

The commitment to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) lays the basis for a renewed momentum to ensure health for all. Within the SDG agenda we associate ‘Health for All’ with Goal 3: “Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages”. Since the endorsement of the SDGs in 2015, … Read more »

WHO Africa’s Third Forum on health systems strengthening for UHC and the SDGs

Posted in articles by , , and on November 21, 2018

Recently, the WHO Regional Office for Africa held a Forum entitled “Health systems strengthening for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”, in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (12-16 November 2018).  The Forum brought together health systems and services (HSS) focal persons in WHO country offices, and Directors of … Read more »