The Consortium for National Health Research (CNHR) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) and the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) and with funding from the Wellcome Trust and the Department for International Development (DFID) hosted the 3rd Annual National Health Research-to-Policy Dialogue Conference on 19th – 21st June 2014. The conference was officially opened by Prof. Fred Segor, the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Health.  The conference brought together a very rich variety of stakeholders in the health sector including health researchers, heads of research and teaching institutions, policy makers (both at the National Government as well as of the County Government levels) and development partners.

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Focusing on the “Use of Research Results for Dialogue, Action and Change”, the conference dialogue was centered around the theme: “Mobilizing and Sensitizing National Stakeholders on the need for a demand-driven generation, uptake and utilization of research evidence in Kenya” while the guiding question for the conference was: “What specific health research evidence should be generated in order to stimulate its demand, uptake and utilization in policy development that is responsive to the challenges of devolving health care delivery in Kenya?”