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Importance of evidence-based research

About the speaker:  Dr. Ruma Bhargava is a public health and social impact professional with over 14 years of experience working in policy, advocacy, research and implementation. A Chevening fellow from the University of Oxford, she currently leads the Health Care Vertical of the India Centre of the World Economic Forum. She is the founder of Samarpann, an NGO working in 70 schools with 13,500 children in rural and tribal India ensuring their health, education, and livelihood. She regularly consults with multiple stakeholders – UN, Govt, and Civil Society in domains of Health Systems Strengthening, Maternal and Child Health, Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases, and digital health. She holds an MBA from NTU Singapore, and master’s in Public Health and Bachelors’s in Dental Surgery from Manipal University.

What will you learn: In this podcast, you’ll learn about:

  • What is the evidence and why is it so important?
  • Examples of good and bad evidence
  • Understanding the difference between opinion, data and evidence
  • Different forms/ types of evidence
  • How can one use evidence-based approach for — internal processes (with team), external communication (with customers, beneficiaries, funders, etc) and collaboration (with other organizations)
  • Challenges in communicating evidence