World Evidence-Based Healthcare (EBHC) Day 2022 in Cameroon

, Tue 13th, Dec 2022, 13:36

On October 20, 2022, eBASE Africa, in conjunction with Cochrane Cameroon, presented a one-day workshop to raise awareness of the third World EBHC Day under the topic "Partnership for Purpose" at the Laurence De VERGNE conference hall of the hospital central in Yaoundé.

The major goal of the workshop was to display what is being done in Cameroon to advance Evidence-Based Health Care in Cameroon, including a demonstration of how to conduct a systematic review and a stakeholder discussion at the conclusion to get more recommendations on how it could be progressed further.

 

Prof. Ongolo-Zogo Pierre, Team Lead of Cochrane Cameroon, opened the program at 11:00 a.m. with a welcome remark. Patrick Okwen, Team Lead at eBASE Africa, Dr. Wafeu Guy, Cochrane Activity Coordinator, Ms. Penka Bogne, eBASE Researcher, and Ongolo Miriam, Translator and Research Officer at eBASE Africa were the day's presenters.

 

In terms of Evidence-Based Health Care progress, courses on EBM/EBHC are now offered at the University of Yaounde I Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

In addition, eBASE Africa has established a network of clinicians, EBM Africa Net, to promote the use of evidence in healthcare practice and to provide equitable access to quality healthcare in the sub-Saharan region of Africa.

Between 2020 and 2022, more than 50 capacity-building sessions on the use of evidence by health professionals, policymakers, and patients were conducted by eBASE Africa and Cochrane Cameroon.

 

From the engagement with stakeholders, we determined that education on EBM/EBHC, capacity building in the use of evidence, and purposeful partnerships are required to advance EBM/EBHC in Cameroon.

 

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