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[Correspondence] Response to what WHO can do to support research in LMICs

José M Belizán and Suellen Miller1 (April 29, p 1697) described what the WHO could do to support research in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) with an emphasis on better use of evidence in policy development. WHO established the Evidence-Informed Policy Network (EVIPNet)2,3 in 25 LMICs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America with the main goal of bridging the gap between research and policy. EVIPNet teams, composed of researchers, policy makers, and civil society, facilitate access and synthesis of evidence, develop policy options, and organise discussions between stakeholders—in which individuals can speak openly without fear of retribution—to build trust and improve communication.

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