Jinglin He

Non-governmental organization leader engaging policymakers and stakeholders, as well as UN agencies, in advancing social-development initiatives
The pandemic heightened the world’s attention for reliable evidence to guide decision-making. That’s true whether you are a decision-maker who relies on evidence, a researcher who produces evidence, or an evidence intermediary, who helps to put best evidence into the hands of those who need it to make decisions. We now have an opportunity to apply the best of what we’ve learned from using evidence before and during the pandemic to tackle the biggest societal challenges of our time. Top of mind for me is addressing the growing burden of noncommunicable diseases such as hypertension and diabetes. We can get ahead of the disease burden by getting behind the best evidence. The Global Commission on Evidence to Address Societal Challenges makes recommendations for ways to ensure evidence becomes a mainstay in how we make decisions.