The World Health Assembly (WHA) in its 67th meeting, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended evidence based decision-making among national policy makers and other stakeholders.

We, at Makerere University College of health sciences are scaling up efforts to build capacity of researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders in evidence informed public policy making using Rapid Response Evidence Briefs. The Rapid Response Service aims at making synthesised research evidence easily accessible to policy makers in a timely way (short period).

The workshop is organised by the Centre for Rapid Evidence Synthesis (ACRES) at Makerere University College of Health Sciences; and is aimed at equipping team leads of Knowledge Translation Platforms (KTPs) with skills and knowledge to understand, implement and manage Rapid Response Services at their home institutions.