The National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) with K2P Center launched the first Policy Fellowship Program that strives to build the capacity of policy fellows to ensure impact in the field of Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR) in Cambodia. This program includes courses on HPSR and coaching to produce a policy brief of a priority health policy problem in Cambodia.
Experiences and knowledge shared during the program will help to promote the use of evidence-informed decision making through building the capacity, skills, self- development and ensure the positive impact from the knowledge translation products at the end of the program.
Selection of Fellows:
Out of 10 applications, 2 fellows were selected (one researcher and one practitioner from the National Pediatric Hospital). Fellows embarked on a 5-day intensive training at NIPH, between 28th Sept and 2nd Oct 2020, that will be complemented by off-site coaching and mentorship.
Fellows are currently working on policy briefs addressing priority topics they have identified as part of the mentorship program.