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National symposium on evidence synthesis held in Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A national symposium on evidence synthesis began in on Thursday with a focus on making science and synthesised knowledge the bedrock of all societal and policy interventions in the areas of public health, and social development.

The symposium is being organised by The for Global and the Campbell Collaboration.

Delivering the keynote address on 'Synthesising and Contextualising Evidence for and Public in India: Need and Way Forward', said evidence-informed policy requires investments and partnerships between those who generate the evidence, those who disseminate it, those who frame policies and those who implement them.

Every policy decision should have an evidence footprint, said Tharyan, the of B V Moses in Evidence-Informed Health Care and at the Christian Medical College, Vellore.

Tharyan said that there was a need to recognise systematic review as a legitimate form of original research.

"Currently, the does not recognise systematic reviews as a form of original research and this needs to change if we need to improve the quality of evidence for policy-making," he said.

Dr. Anju Sinha, General of Indian Council of Medical Research, read out a message of ICMR General and said evidence synthesis was critical in influencing policy and practice that can move us closer towards universal health coverage and sustainable development goals.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 22:00 IST