Within the Knowledge Management, Bioethics and Research Department, the Knowledge Translation program provides technical cooperation for strengthening national guideline programs, facilitates the implementation of standards and procedures for guideline development within the Organization and provides regional support to the WHO Guideline Review Committee (GRC).
This program contributes to PAHO's goal of attaining equitable health and development for people in the Americas by working with Member States to strengthen their health systems and promoting the use of evidence-based programs for public health and practice. Decision-making processes at all levels of the health system must be integrated with scientific evidence and health information in order to achieve evidence-based health care and evidence-informed policy making.
Diverse PAHO/WHO policies, strategies and reports highlight the need for an appropriate use of evidence in decision making.
Main lines of action
- Governance of national guideline programs
- Guideline development standards and procedures
- World Health Organization Guideline Review Committee (GRC)
- Guideline repositories in the Americas
- Capacity building
- Reporting guidelines