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        Press Release Template and Instructions

Purpose:This tool provides a template and instructions for developing press releases to disseminate information via news media about research, conferences, and other initiatives.

What is a press release? A press release is an official statement issued by an organization directed to members of the news media for purposes of announcing something apparently newsworthy.

Why is it important? According to a blog post by  ...

TIPS ON WRITING EVIDENCE SUMMARIES

Purpose of this document

This document presents what an Evidence Summary is and provides basic guidelines regarding the structure and content of an evidence summary. The suggested format below may be adjusted to address the needs of the targeted potential readers.

Evidence Summaries -definition

Evidence summaries are short one or two page documents that describe in a lay and friendly language the findings from the best available research on a particular topic with implications for further research.

Each summary...

Evaluating researcher-stakeholder engagements

One of the aims of KTNET Africa is to evaluate the KT effects across the network so as to identify and document best practices. Evaluation of events gives a chance to researchers to quickly understand whether awareness and access to evidence improved service delivery. In addition, evaluation of events helps researchers gain an insight into the usefulness of an event. Results from the evaluation are useful in planning future engagements and guiding researchers improve stakeholder experience.

Evaluation criteria

The...

 

Press Release Template and Instructions

Purpose          This tool provides a template and instructions for developing press releases to disseminate information via news media about research, conferences, and other initiatives.

What is a press release? A press release is an official statement issued by an organization directed to members of the news media for purposes of announcing something apparently newsworthy.

Why is it important? According to a blog post by  ...

In the blog Dr Olico-Okui shared with us in April this year, he discussed the conditions needed for true and active community engagement and participation [1]. We share his point of view, which is also supported by a study conducted in Burundi, in the province of Makamba and Bubanza [2].   Indeed, one wonders how the community can be engaged with such limited literacy skills, limited education in general, both compounded by poverty. Other factors determining community engagement into health and social actions are the existence of mechanisms that can help to express community opinions and...

 Dr. Getnet Alemu presenting at the annual partners' meeting.   

The Knowledge Translation Network (KTNET) Africa project held its 2nd annual partners’ meeting from 27-29th January 2015 at Soramba Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting was attended by 28 participants that included principal investigators (PIs), co- principal investigators (Co-PIs), coalition contact persons from the eight NWO/WOTRO funded coalitions, representatives from NWO/WOTRO as well as members from the KTNET Africa Secretariat. The three days meeting was aimed at achieving the following objectives; 

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At the recently concluded global health systems symposium, KTNET Africa partners participated actively in presenting their research using posters. More than six posters were presented from research funded by the Netherlands Organization for scientific research.

These included:Two posters from Ghana (CoHEiSION project) both of which were presented by the lovely Christine Fenenga.  In one poster Dr Fenenga revealed that communities, health providers and health insurers have different explanatory models for health implying that...

Many researchers before Avedis Donabedian (2005) claimed the concept of quality in healthcare could not be defined in concrete objective terms because it is practically challenging to apply it in the health services industry.  In more recent times, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) stated that quality care is “the degree to which health services for individuals and populations increase the likelihood of desired health outcomes and are consistent with current professional knowledge”. The IOM (2001) proposed that high quality should be:

Safe – avoiding injuries to patients from the care...

KTNET Africa secretariat is pleased to announce the availability of small stakeholder engagement grants for round two. Four successful applicants will receive between Euro 1200 and Euro 1500 each depending the scope of the activity.

Eligibility:

Eligibility for funding is for WOTRO funded researchers under KTNET Africa and priority will be given to those who have not yet benefited from holding a stakeholder engagement.

Scope:

Applications for this funding should be tailored to Knowledge Translation (KT) activities including but not limited to policy dialogue,...

Since 2012, the Community Based Health Insurance (CBHI) Project in Ethiopia funded by Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO/WOTRO), has been conducting research to answer several major policy and practice questions: “Through which conduits do health shocks affect household welfare? How do households cope, is it through increased expenditures, foregone healthcare, greater use of labour or borrowing?” also “Do CBHI schemes improve health care utilization, out-of-pocket health expenditures, and household responses to health shocks?” among other things.

On Friday 31st...

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