GHD|EMPHNET believes in the power of data in transforming public health action and impacting public health reality. For this reason, GHD|EMPHNET supports and promotes the use of scientific knowledge for policy development and decision making. To support data for action, GHD|EMPHNET relies on its strong experience in applied research as well as data use and management. GHD|EMPHNET supports the use of data for action by working in partnership with the public and private sectors, universities, and regional as well global institutions. We also link with academia and learning institutions to facilitate learning opportunities.
GHD|EMPHNET focuses on supporting and running research projects that respond to national needs, and also contributes to need-assessments to identify potential research into gaps and needs which, if studied, can be addressed. GHD|EMPHNET works in training data collectors and research teams and ensures that it invests in young researchers. For instance, the organization uses every opportunity to train national staff in data collection, data analysis, interpretation, and use for action.