Webinar: Using Embedded Research to Strengthen National Health Systems: Learning from Ghana and Ethiopia

From the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research:

Webinar: Using Embedded Research to strengthen National Health Systems: Learning from Ghana and Ethiopia
March 16, 2018, 16:00 CET

Many low-and middle-income countries face numerous challenges in generating relevant, context sensitive, timely evidence that can be used in health policy decision-making. The natural consequences are weak health systems and poor population health outcomes. Embedded research is a novel approach to generate and use evidence to inform decision-making and strengthen health systems. With embedded research methodology, decision-makers are engaged in the research process and the research is aligned with decision-makers’ needs and timeframe. The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research has played a major role in advocating for embedded research, which was central to the 2012 WHO Strategy on Health Policy and Systems Research.

Learn about applying Embedded Research!
This webinar will focus on national level experiences of using embedded research to increase evidence-informed decision-making and strengthen health systems. It will draw on learnings from implementation research projects in Ghana and Ethiopia supported by a range of actors including the African Health Initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF), and carried out in close collaboration with policy- and decision-makers.
Presenters will share successes and challenges from their own experiences in designing and implementing the embedded approach within their national settings. The webinar will shed light on:

  • What is embedded research?
  • What has been done to embed research into decision-making processes in Ghana and Ethiopia?
  • How has this contributed to evidence-informed decision-making?
  • What can other countries learn from this experience?


  • Dr. Koku Awoonor Williams, Director, Policy Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Division, Ghana Health Service, Ghana: Applying Embedded Implementation Science to Developing Community Based Primary Health Care: learning from the Community Based Health Planning and Services Initiative (CHPS+) in Ghana
  • Dr. Binyam Tilahun, Assistant Professor and Project Director, Capacity Building and Mentorship Program (CBMP) at the University of Gondar, Ethiopia and Dr. Theo Lippeveld, Project Director, Ethiopia Data Use Partnership (DUP): Realizing the Information Revolution in the Ethiopian Health System: The Role of Embedded Implementation Science

Presentations will be followed by a question and answer discussion session.

Join the webinar at: http://www.webex.com and select “Join.” Meeting number: 844 530 647