The Intersection of Research and Advocacy for Health Equity

Why Research Matters for Noncommunicable Disease Advocacy

A simple advocacy framework

“Advocacy requires multiple efforts, including coordination, strategic thinking, information gathering, communication, and mobilization. Having realized that, at some point there comes a time when change is needed and my efforts are important for enacting this change, I thought of ways to engage myself in advocacy — predominantly through research on NCDs, a topic I am very passionate about.”

After day four of the 4th National Health Care Quality Improvement Conference, Serena Hotel Kampala. [Photo Credit: Grace Lubega]

“Having comprehensive, accurate, compelling data available is key in advocating for change. It’s critical that we invest in research so we can obtain the evidence needed to lobby for improvements to healthcare services, especially for the most impacted populations.”



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