Bridging the divide between research and policy in Nigeria: the role of a health policy advisory committee

J Public Health Policy. 2012 Nov;33(4):423-9. doi: 10.1057/jphp.2012.30. Epub 2012 Aug 23.


Our research group at Ebonyi State University in Nigeria, with the help of the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, has worked with government and other stakeholders to create a Health Policy Advisory Committee. We describe the key elements of the committee and how it has helped bridge gaps between researchers and policymakers to facilitate the use of research-based evidence in policy and programme development.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Advisory Committees / organization & administration
  • Developing Countries
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Health Policy*
  • Health Services Research / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Nigeria
  • Policy Making
  • Program Development