This project is a part of the European Union’s ‘Supporting Public Health Institutes Programme’ (SPHIP) which is being implemented in eight countries including Bangladesh.
icddr,b is working closely with the Directorate General Health Services (DGHS), under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to enhance the capacity and skills of policy programme managers in the health sector so that they can easily access, assess, evaluate, adapt and apply research evidence in their settings to ensure evidence based health policy making in Bangladesh.
icddr,b is going to develop systematic review Centre at BSMMU in order to train human resource for systematic review and meta-analysis in the area of interest (NCDs and urban poor). Developing a national resource pool on systematic review is also another priority area of intervention.
Reliable health data is directly linked with people’s health care. District Health Information System (DHIS2) software is being used to collect and analyse aggregate data from government run health facilities. The project is supporting DGHS to generate flawless health data from different tiers of health facilities through this unique IT based health information system which will contribute in transforming data into evidence informed health policy making.