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[afro-nets] Symposium - From Data to Impact: Using Health Data for Results

  • From: "Leah Gordon" <gordonle@email.unc.edu>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 16:07:48 -0500

>From Data to Impact: Using Health Data for Results

Arusha, Tanzania January 28-29, 2009

Symposium Announcement & Call for Abstracts

Significant human and financial resources have been invested worldwide in the collection of population, facility and community-based data. However, this information is often not used by key stakeholders to effectively inform policy and programmatic decision making. As a result, many health systems fail to fully link evidence to decisions and suffer from a decreased ability to respond to priority needs at all levels of the health system.

In an effort to strengthen the links between data and decision making, MEASURE Evaluation, the Health Metrics Network, and the East, Central and Southern African Health Community (ECSA) are co-organizing a meeting January 28-29, 2009 in Arusha, Tanzania with the objective of sharing successful experiences in using health data to improve programs and policies. Proven approaches for improving the use of data, common challenges to data use and key priorities for creating a culture of evidence-based decision making will be shared in this two day, interactive meeting. The meeting will include plenary presentation, group discussion and break-out learning sessions. In addition to the symposium, a skills building session in approaches and tools to facilitate data use will be held on January 30.

For more information, to register and submit an abstract, visit:

Leah Gordon
Knowledge Management Specialist
MEASURE Evaluation
Carolina Population Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
206 West Franklin Street
CB #8120
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
T: +1.919.966.1714
F: +1.919.966.2391