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Overview of Rapid Review Course Preparation and Execution

The Rapid Review course held by the Faculty of Public Health University of Indonesia (FPHUI) was the first of its kind at the University, and was a collaboration between USAID’s Health Evaluation and Applied Research Development (HEARD) Project and the FPHUI. Prior to...

Spotlight on Implementation Science (Academic)

What is the significance of evidence synthesis in public health program and policy? There are various sources of evidence that can serve as a basis for improving health program and policy. Ideally, at the college level, we need to design a large study that serves as a...

Spotlight on Implementation Science (Policy)

As a policymaker, what do you see as the major challenge of using evidence to improve policy? Currently, there are not many stakeholders who use data or research results as scientific evidence to improve health policy. For example, only 15% of provinces used research...

Rapid Review vs. Systematic Review: What are the differences?

There is increasing movement towards evidence-informed decision making for health policy and systems. Systematic reviews have been commonly used to inform policy decisions and health systems. A systematic review, however, is usually very resource intensive and takes...

Multilateral Health Bodies Outside of the World Health Organization

Multilateral health bodies serve a critical role, bringing diverse ministries of health together in partnership to share best practices and establish norms and standards for health systems.  The World Health Organization, as the health arm of the United Nations, and...