Overview - African Health Observatory and Knowledge Management Unit

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The African Health Observatory and Knowledge Management Unit supports Regional and country efforts at strengthening health systems through the African Health Observatory and a network of national health observatories.

The unit supports the strengthening of WHO's capacity in knowledge acquisition, generation, sharing, dissemination and use, including web-related activities at the Regional Office, and provides support to member states to:

  • Strengthen the evidence base to inform policies and strategies and to monitor health in the African Region.
  • Strengthen the capacity of member states to improve the:
    • availability, quality and use of information;
    • sharing, translation and application of information;
    • use of information and communications technology for health;