5 steps to evidence-based health care in Africa
Three of the United Nation’s eight Millennium Development Goals pertain to health: to reduce child mortality rates (goal 4), to improve maternal health (goal 5) and to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases (goal 6).
It is clear that health care lies not only at the core of achieving global development but at the heart of everyday life. Whether on an individual level (doctors caring for their patients) or on a national level (health-care policies), it is crucial that practitioners know what the most cost-effective and up-to-date interventions are.
Research and technology have provided various ways to improve public health and health-care policy. One way in which health care has seen unprecedented growth is through the implementation of evidence-based health care (EBHC).