Ethiopia sets up health management centre
Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) has established a National Data Management Centre for Health dedicated to the collection and generation of evidences that serve policy makers. The Centre is aimed at creating a system of data management and evidence synthesis to improve public health practice and policy through generation of high quality evidence for policy makers and others. The ultimate goal of the Centre is to maximize the utilization of available data related to health and to fill the gaps on evidence informed health decision through the application of rigorous scientific methods at national and sub-national levels.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the latter to provide technical assistance for the Centre. Through the partnership, the University would share its lessons and working in managing sub national burden of disease information strengthening data analyzing capacities and others.