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Though the Institute has been trying to generate knowledge in major health problems of the country there existed no mechanism of translating the knowledge from the research setting into effective practices of health services and products to strengthen the health care system of the country. This directorate was created to bridge this major gap in knowledge translation and technology transfer in 2009.

Mission of the directorate

To contribute to the improvement of the health system of the country by synthesizing and disseminating research findings (Knowledge translation) and through technology transfer.


  1. Synthesize evidence by writing policy briefs and systematic reviews on priority health system problems
  2. Transfer technologies from research findings emanating from the Institute through commercialization
  3. Transfer appropriate technologies from abroad

Achievements so far:

The Directorate since its establishment has produced five policy briefs and conducted five policy dialogues. The policy briefs are as follows:

Mamuye Hadis, Amanuel Dibaba, Sabit Ababor, Yibeltal Assefa, Mamuye Hadis. Improving skilled birth attendance in Ethiopia: an evidence-based policy brief. 2014

Amanuel Dibaba ,Mamuye Hadis, , Sabit Ababor, Yibeltal Assefa. Improving health care financing in Ethiopia: an evidence-based policy brief. 2014

Sabit AbaborAmanuel Dibaba , Yibeltal Assefa Mamuye Hadis. Improving health extension program in Ethiopia: an evidence-based policy brief.  2014

Mamuye Hadis, Woldruffael Gebeyehu, Adugna Woyesa. Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage in Rural Ethiopia: an evidence-based policy brief. 2012

Adugna Woyessa, Mamuye Hadis, Amha Kebede.  Human resource capacity to effectively implement malaria elimination: A policy brief for Ethiopia. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 29:2. 2013