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  1. Research

    An output evaluation of a health research foundation’s enhanced grant review process for new investigators

    We assessed the ability of the Manitoba Medical Service Foundation (MMSF, a small not-for-profit foundation affiliated with Manitoba Blue Cross) to determine the best candidates for selection to receive resear...

    Gregory W. Hammond, Mê-Linh Lê, Tannis Novotny, Stephanie P. B. Caligiuri, Grant N. Pierce and John Wade

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:57

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  2. Review

    Underutilisation of routinely collected data in the HIV programme in Zambia: a review of quantitatively analysed peer-reviewed articles

    The extent to which routinely collected HIV data from Zambia has been used in peer-reviewed published articles remains unexplored. This paper is an analysis of peer-reviewed articles that utilised routinely co...

    Tendai Munthali, Patrick Musonda, Paul Mee, Sehlulekile Gumede, Ab Schaap, Alwyn Mwinga, Caroline Phiri, Nathan Kapata, Charles Michelo and Jim Todd

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:51

    Published on: 13 June 2017

  3. Research

    ‘Holding the line’: a qualitative study of the role of evidence in early phase decision-making in the reconfiguration of stroke services in London

    Health service reconfigurations are of international interest but remain poorly understood. This article focuses on the use of evidence by senior managerial decision-makers involved in the reconfiguration of s...

    Alec Fraser, Juan I. Baeza and Annette Boaz

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:45

    Published on: 9 June 2017

  4. Research

    Improving active case finding for tuberculosis in South Africa: informing innovative implementation approaches in the context of the Kharitode trial through formative research

    Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading infectious killer worldwide, with approximately 1.8 million deaths in 2015. While effective treatment exists, implementation of active case finding (ACF) methods to identify pe...

    Deanna Kerrigan, Nora West, Carrie Tudor, Colleen F. Hanrahan, Limakatso Lebina, Reginah Msandiwa, Lesego Mmolawa, Neil Martinson and David Dowdy

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:42

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  5. Research

    Towards understanding the drivers of policy change: a case study of infection control policies for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in South Africa

    Explaining policy change is one of the central tasks of contemporary policy analysis. In this article, we examine the changes in infection control policies for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Sou...

    Trust Saidi, Faatiema Salie and Tania S. Douglas

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:41

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  6. Research

    Research capacity building through North–South–South networking: towards true partnership? An exploratory study of a network for scientific support in the field of sexual and reproductive health

    We explored the perceptions of members of the Network for Scientific Support in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health (NetSRH) on North–South–South networking and on constraints and perspectives for Sout...

    K. Van der Veken, L. Belaid, T. Delvaux and V. De Brouwere

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:39

    Published on: 5 May 2017

  7. Research

    Policymaker experiences with rapid response briefs to address health-system and technology questions in Uganda

    Health service and systems researchers have developed knowledge translation strategies to facilitate the use of reliable evidence for policy, including rapid response briefs as timely and responsive tools supp...

    Rhona Mijumbi-Deve, Sarah E. Rosenbaum, Andrew D. Oxman, John N. Lavis and Nelson K. Sewankambo

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:37

    Published on: 3 May 2017

  8. Research

    Responding to non-communicable diseases in Zambia: a policy analysis

    Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are an emerging global health concern. Reports have shown that, in Zambia, NCDs are also an emerging problem and the government has begun initiating a policy response. The pres...

    Mulenga M. Mukanu, Joseph Mumba Zulu, Chrispin Mweemba and Wilbroad Mutale

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:34

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  9. Research

    A need to accelerate health research productivity in an African University: the case of Makerere University College of Health Sciences

    In the last decade, Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) has taken strides in research and training to improve healthcare through collaborative training and research programs. However, there...

    Damalie Nakanjako, Dickens Akena, Dan K. Kaye, James Tumwine, Elialilia Okello, Annettee Nakimuli, Andrew Kambugu, Hazel McCullough, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Moses R. Kamya and Nelson K. Sewankambo

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:33

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  10. Review

    Operations research in global health: a scoping review with a focus on the themes of health equity and impact

    Operations research (OR) is a discipline that uses advanced analytical methods (e.g. simulation, optimisation, decision analysis) to better understand complex systems and aid in decision-making.

    Beverly D. Bradley, Tiffany Jung, Ananya Tandon-Verma, Bassem Khoury, Timothy C. Y. Chan and Yu-Ling Cheng

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:32

    Published on: 18 April 2017

  11. Research

    Academic research productivity of post-graduate students at Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda, from 1996 to 2010: a retrospective review

    Research is a core business of universities globally, and is crucial in the scientific process as a precursor for knowledge uptake and use. We aimed to assess the academic productivity of post-graduate student...

    E. A. Obuku, J. N. Lavis, A. Kinengyere, D. K. Mafigiri, F. Sengooba, C. Karamagi and N. K. Sewankambo

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:30

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  12. Commentary

    Development of the Good Health Research Practice course: ensuring quality across all health research in humans

    Quality and ethics need to be embedded into all areas of research with human participants. Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines are international ethical and scientific quality standards for designing, cond...

    Patricia Henley, Varalakshmi Elango, Olaf Horstick, Riris Andono Ahmad, Christine Maure, Pascal Launois, Corinne Merle, Jamila Nabieva and Yodi Mahendradhata

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:28

    Published on: 31 March 2017

  13. Research

    Adoption of innovative and evidence-based practices for children and adolescents in state-supported mental health clinics: a qualitative study

    This study examined how mental health clinic administrators decided whether or not to adopt evidence-based and other innovative practices by exploring their views of implementation barriers and facilitators an...

    Lawrence A. Palinkas, Mee Young Um, Chung Hyeon Jeong, Ka Ho Brian Chor, Serene Olin, Sarah M. Horwitz and Kimberly E. Hoagwood

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:27

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  14. Research

    International consultation on long-term global health research priorities, research capacity and research uptake in developing countries

    In recognition of the need for long-term planning for global health research, and to inform future global health research priorities, the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DfID) carried ...

    David Mc Conalogue, Sue Kinn, Jo-Ann Mulligan and Malcolm McNeil

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:24

    Published on: 21 March 2017

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