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Evidence as a catalyst for policy and societal change.
Towards more equitable, resilient, and sustainable global health.

Mobilizing reliable evidence in a global health crisis. Informing safe and effective health policies and programmes. Driving sustainable change towards resilient country capacity and global health equity.
Join global experts and stakeholders at the WHO Global E2P Summit to determine the state and perspectives of evidence-informed health policy- and decision-making beyond the pandemic.


Core Themes:
Evidence-informed health policy beyond the pandemic 


Leveraging evidence in a health emergency

During the COVID-19 pandemic, policy-makers, healthcare providers, and research actors faced major challenges in translating a rapidly evolving body of new evidence into tangible response efforts and health policy options. Taking stock of country experiences, the E2P summit will capitalize on lessons in evidence-informed policy-making in and beyond global health emergencies.

Strengthening knowledge translation and country resilience

Trust in science and dedicated governance structures for agile knowledge translation processes are crucial for promoting the use of best available evidence and ensure responsive and timely decision-making. At the E2P Summit, experts and global stakeholders will explore latest strategies to institutionalize and sustain evidence-informed policy-making at country level.

Joining forces across sectors and evidence workstreams

For evidence to make a difference for patients, communities, policy-makers and practitioners, interdisciplinary collaboration across evidence workstreams and sectors are vital. On the way to achieving WHO's triple billion targets and the Sustainable Development Goals, the E2P Summit offers a steppingstone to spark new collaborations across the evidence ecosystem.


The E2P Summit 2021 will be held in English. For most sessions, interpretation in different languages will be provided by WHO Regional Offices (ARA, FRA, POR, RUS, SPA).

> Download the full agenda


14:00-14:10 (CET):

  • Brief reflections on day 2 focus events


14:10-14:15 (CET):

  • Video highlights from country case studies


14:15-15:30 (CET):


15:50-16:40 (CET):

Keynote Speakers

For a full list of presenters and panelists participating in the E2P Summit, explore the detailed agenda and individual session abstracts.


The network behind the Summit
Get to know EVIPNet

Evidence. Knowledge Translation. Impact

The Summit is organized by WHO's Evidence-informed Policy Network (EVIPNet), a global leader in empowering countries to put actionable evidence in the hands of users. 

With over a decade of successful knowledge translation initiatives in more than 50 countries, EVIPNet supports member countries in working towards safe and cost-effective health interventions through systematic use of the best-available evidence and participatory decision-making processes.

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A glance backstage:
The teams behind the E2P Summit 2021 

Scientific Advisory Committee

A multi-sectoral group of research and evidence-to-policy experts with representatives from all WHO regions provided thematic advice and strategic support to the organization of the WHO Global E2P Summit.

Executive Committee

A team of WHO headquarters and regional office staff and EVIPNet country team jointly worked on planning and programming of the WHO Global E2P Summit and all regional events.

WHO Secretariat: The Evidence to Policy and Impact Unit

WHO’s Evidence to Policy and Impact Unit led the organization of the WHO Global E2P Summit within the Organization and coordinated the work of the scientific advisory and executive committees.


Summit partners

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Contact Info

For questions, partnerships and media queries, contact:

EVIPNet - Evidence-informed Policy Network

World Health Organization

Evidence-informed Policy Network

20, Avenue Appia

CH-1211 Geneva 27