1. Project title:  Moving Maternal, Newborn and Child Evidence Into Policy in West Africa  "MEP"

2. Geographical coverage:

  • Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal

3. Start date: 1st November 2014

4. End date: 31 July 2020

5. Project objectives:

General objective

  • Improve the demand for production, and the use of research results for decision-making in maternal and child health (MCH) policies, programmes and practices within the Community of West African States region.

Specific objectives

  • Conduct a situational analysis for the production and use of research results at national and regional levels in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) in the ECOWAS region;
  • Strengthen WAHO's capacity to promote the use of health research in the ECOWAS region;
  • Promote the use of evidence to improve the quality of MNCH decision-making in the ECOWAS region;
  • Strengthen collaboration between researchers and SMNI decision-makers in the ECOWAS region.

6. Components: A total of three (03)

  • C1: Situational analysis;
  • C2: Platform for Strengthening Knowledge Transfer;
  • C3: Monitoring, evaluation and learning.

7. Linkage with WAHO 2016-2020 Strategic Plan.

  • P1 : Health information and research for health
  • P7 : Maternal, newborn, child, adolescent, youth and elderly health
  • P13 : Institutional Strengthening of WAHO
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