The AUB GRADE center has been selected by the “Instance Nationale de l’Evaluation et de l’Accrediation en Santé” (INEAS) to build capacity in adapting clinical practice guidelines for Tunisia. The objectives of this project are the (1) elaboration of a handbook on the adaption of clinical practice guidelines in Tunisia, (2) training of the INEAS team in adapting guidelines using the GRADE methodology, and (3) adapting a real guideline for the Tunisian context. This project is being executed via short-term expert missions and is supported by the “Programme d’Appui a la Competitivité des Services” (PACS) Santé technical assistance and is funded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
Dr. Elie Akl, the director of the AUB GRADE center, trained INEAS staff on how to conduct systematic reviews and meta-analyses. The workshop took place in INEAS center, Tunis on the 14th and 15th of May 2018.
Ms. Lara Kahale, the coordinator of the AUB GRADE center, delivered a three-day workshop on the “Adaptation of Practice Guidelines using the GRADE methodology”. The workshop took place in INEAS center, Tunis on the 10th, 11th, and 12th of July 2018. Ms. Kahale was on a second mission from the 3rd till the 5th of September 2018 to help and guide INEAS staff in preparing for the guideline panel meeting on the adaptation of the European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines which is expected to be held in December 2018. Also, together with INEAS staff, she is drafting the handbook on the adaption of clinical practice guidelines for Tunisia.