New Initiative to Translate Science Into Global Health Solutions

The University of California, San Francisco and Berlin-based health consultancy SEEK Development have secured a USD3.2 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help translate scientific evidence into global health policy and action, according to a press release.

“The gap between available scientific knowledge and its application in solving global health problems is one of the reasons why poor countries suffer such a high burden of disease and premature death,” said Richard Feachem, director of the UCSF Global Health Group.

The Evidence-to-Policy Initiative, or E2Pi, aims to conduct independent analyses of existing research evidence to help put forward recommendations for policymakers. The initiative has already drafted briefings on the progress achieved in combating HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, polio, immunization, maternal and child health, nutrition, and neglected tropical diseases.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.