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CIIC-HIN | Empowering Health Through Evidence-Based Policy Decisions

In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, CIIC-HIN (Center for Innovative Impact and Capacity Building for Health Information and Nutrition) emerged as a beacon of hope, founded with a clear vision to address the critical need for evidence-based policy decisions.

Led by the visionary Professor Jeanine Condo and a team of passionate primary health researchers and academics, CIIC-HIN embarked on a transformative journey to reshape the healthcare landscape in Rwanda.

The year was 2020, and the world was grappling with the unprecedented challenges posed by the pandemic. It was during this time that the founders of CIIC-HIN recognized the pressing need for reliable and timely evidence to guide policy decisions and mitigate the impact of the crisis. With a deep-rooted belief in the power of research, they set out to establish an organization that would bridge the gap between research and policy implementation, focusing on improving health outcomes. CIIC-HIN’s founders, inspired by their own experiences and armed with a wealth of academic knowledge, also identified the importance of building local capacity. They understood that sustainable change could only be achieved by nurturing a new generation of skilled researchers and health information systems specialists within Rwanda. Thus, in addition to its mission of driving evidence-based policy decisions, CIIC-HIN committed itself to empowering local talent and strengthening the research ecosystem.

Through rigorous research initiatives and collaborations with key stakeholders, CIIC-HIN has produced a body of evidence that has influenced policy decisions and shaped healthcare practices. The organization’s commitment to generating high-quality research and its ability to effectively communicate findings have earned it recognition and respect within the academic and policy communities.

Furthermore, CIIC-HIN has made substantial strides in building local capacity. By implementing training programs, mentorship initiatives, and partnerships with academic institutions, the organization has empowered researchers and health information systems specialists to contribute to evidence-based practices. CIIC-HIN remains committed to its core values of innovation, collaboration, and impact, guided by the visionary leadership of Professor Jeanine Condo and the expertise of its local and internationally trained professionals.
Join us on this remarkable journey as CIIC-HIN continues to push boundaries, innovate, and empower individuals to create a healthier and brighter future for all.