Data packaging for policymakers is key

Speaking at the Clinical Information Network, CIN meeting last week, Dr Peter Cherutich urged research institutions that work with hospitals to package their research outputs as per global standards. Information and data targeting policymakers should capture in a snapshot, crucial information by creative use of infographics, maps and graphs.

Data should be simplified and packed in a manner that outlines an overview of results, gaps and impact. Dr Cherutich assured KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme of continued support in the area of strengthening data quality and in facilitating research around implementation science. ‘The Ministry of Health supports quality data that informs quality of care’. Dr Cherutich is the Head of Preventive and Promotive Health at the Ministry of Health in Kenya and officially opened the three day CIN meeting that begun on 15th and ended on the 17th of November 2017 and was attended by hospital paediatricains.