Who are we?



The EBM Africa website is a project led by the Effective Basic Services (eBASE) Africa in collaboration IVS iScientia International.

Our objective is to provide African clinicians with independent, validated, up-to-date, relevant and easily accessible scientific information for consultation, with a view to improving the quality of care.



What information can be found on this site?


  • African national guidelines for malaria, HIV, tuberculosis and hypertension verified and validated by regional Cochrane centers
  • WHO evidence-based guidelines for malaria, HIV, tuberculosis and hypertension
  • About 1000 guidelines to good primary care practice (EBM-GUIDELINES produced by Duodecim, Finland), translated into national languages and some adapted to the African context).
  • Approximately 4000 evidence summaries in English.​

The EBM Africa website is based on the « EBM Guidelines »collection, produced by the Finnish medical scientific society Duodecim.

This is a collection of approximately 1000 good clinical practice guidelines oriented towards primary care.


Information about guidelines

What are the reasons to choose the « EBM Guidelines » collection?
  • The guideline development method, accredited by the British NHS
  • The number of topics covered
  • The specific orientation of primary care
  • Regular updates of information
  • The existence of a French version thanks to the work of our Belgian colleagues (IVS, Ebpracticenet)

EBM Africa is currently putting Finnish guides online, some of which have been translated into local languages. In 2019, some of these guidelines will be adapted to the African context or replaced with national or WHO guidelines.

Our partners

  • In Africa
    • eBase
    • Cochrane Nigeria
    • Cochrane Francophone Hub
    • Africa Evidence Network
    • Ministery of Health Cameroun
    • Ministery of Health Nigeria
    • Ministery of Health Rwanda
    • WHO Afro
    • Funding agency

  • In Europe :

  • Information Technology Partner
    • iScientia International : Belgian IT company supporting the project and translating the guides into French.