EVIPNet, Evidence Informed Policy Networks, is an innovative mechanism designed to promote the systematic use of high quality health research in policymaking in low and middle income countries.
EVIPNet Americas was launched in July 2007 when representatives from 9 countries met with PAHO staff and an international resource group to discuss EVIPNet.
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- To promote country based mechanisms to facilitate the regular use of research evidence into the decision making process.
- To provide countries a reliable and trustworthy source of evidence while taking into consideration the local needs.
- To better use regional resources through the development of multi-country networks using the local networks with similar organizational dynamics as the starting point.