World EBHC Day campaign addresses global health challenges through partnerships for purpose

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JBI, Cochrane, Campbell, GIN, the Institute for Evidence-Based Healthcare, the Centre for Evidence-based Health Care, and NICE recently launched the World Evidence-Based Healthcare (EBHC) Day 2022 campaign, ‘Partnerships for Purpose’. 

World EBHC Day is held on 20 October each year. It is a global initiative that raises awareness of the need for better evidence to inform healthcare policy, practice and decision making in order to improve health outcomes globally. It is an opportunity to participate in debate about global trends and challenges, but also to celebrate the impact of individuals and organisations worldwide, recognising the work of dedicated researchers, policymakers and health professionals in improving health outcomes.

The 2022 campaign aims to examine partnerships and practical considerations around establishing different types of partnerships, accelerating innovation, ensuring equity and integrity, overcoming challenges and biases, lessons learned and achieving impact for improved health outcomes globally.


There is a growing concern, which was heightened during the pandemic, about making partnerships and collaboration equitable for — and beneficial to — all partners. Although willingness to collaborate has increased, vested interests, bureaucracy and inability to change remain limiting factors. Around the globe, organisations have set up networks, task forces and working groups to coordinate efforts and overcome some of these challenges.

Cochrane’s Editor in Chief, Dr Karla Soares-Weiser says, 

"Partnerships are at the heart of evidence-informed healthcare, and I am very proud of the work Cochrane does with our partners. As a global evidence community, we know that we need to work together to coordinate efforts and make the best use of limited resources. Working together is also an opportunity to listen to and learn from other perspectives, ultimately to benefit the health of all worldwide. I look forward to the discussions that this year’s World EBHC Day campaign on partnerships for purpose will generate."

World EHB Day Events

  • Talking the walk: equity in global health partnerships 
    • 19 October 2022
    • Free webinar
    • In this 90-minute moderated discussion we will hear from key global experts who challenged the status quo of what ‘equity’ means in global health partnerships, including open and engaging conversations with participants.  Includes Tamara Kredo, Deputy Director and Chief Specialist Scientist at Cochrane South Africa. 
  • Making health decisions: what’s best for you?
    • 20 Oct 2022
    • Free webinar
    • Hosted by Cochrane UK, this webinar will equip you with some questions and considerations that you can reflect on and discuss with a healthcare professional – to help you make the best health decision for you.
  • Cochrane and Partnerships
    • 20 Oct 2022
    • Free webinar
    • Hosted by Cochrane US Network, this webinar will focus on why partnerships are important across the spectrum - from your own life to healthcare policy and practice. Come hear from three Cochrane Board members and three Cochrane US mentees.

Cochrane World EBHC Day Blogs

Cochrane World EBHC Day Vlogs


Wednesday, October 19, 2022