PHESA and Manipal College of Nursing, MAHE, in collaboration with EPPI-Centre, UCL Social Research Institute, University College London, UK, organized a webinar on 'Indigenizing systematic review evidence for policy decisions in India'. This webinar was organized on 5th March 2021, under the Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC) grant received by the above-mentioned institutions, for a capacity building project on ‘Indigenising Evidence Synthesis and Systematic Reviews for International Development and Global Challenges’.
Objective of the webinar was to gain expert opinion and views of all the relevant stakeholders on a handbook based on Indigenizing systematic review evidence for Indian context. This handbook will be designed for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and is an important outcome of the prestigious SPARC grant received by MCON, MAHE, Manipal; PHESA, PSPH, MAHE; and UCL, UK. Dr. Bhumika TV, presented a portion of the handbook content, during the webinar.
Relevant stakeholders and renowned experts representing policy makers, researchers, systematic review experts, public health and community medicine experts, practicing clinicians were invited for their valuable inputs. The online webinar was also open to the general public for their feedback on the same. All the important inputs received during this webinar will be incorporated into the handbook.