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Assessing communities of practice in health policy: a conceptual framework as a first step towards empirical research

  • Maria Paola Bertone1,
  • Bruno Meessen1, 2Email author,
  • Guy Clarysse3,
  • David Hercot1, 2,
  • Allison Kelley2,
  • Yamba Kafando2, 4,
  • Isabelle Lange5,
  • Jérôme Pfaffmann3,
  • Valéry Ridde4, 6,
  • Isidore Sieleunou1, 2 and
  • Sophie Witter7
Health Research Policy and Systems201311:39

DOI: 10.1186/1478-4505-11-39

Received: 21 January 2013

Accepted: 3 October 2013

Published: 20 October 2013

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Original Submission
21 Jan 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
6 Feb 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Maria Jansen
20 Feb 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sara Bennett
4 Mar 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Maarten Kok
15 Sep 2013 Author responded Author comments - Maria Paola Bertone
Resubmission - Version 2
15 Sep 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
22 Sep 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Maria Jansen
27 Sep 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sara Bennett
3 Oct 2013 Author responded Author comments - Maria Paola Bertone
Resubmission - Version 3
3 Oct 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 3
Publishing
3 Oct 2013 Editorially accepted
20 Oct 2013 Article published 10.1186/1478-4505-11-39

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Public Health,, Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM)
(2)
Facilitator of one of the Harmonization for Health in Africa Communities of Practice
(3)
UNICEF West and Central Africa Regional Office (WCARO)
(4)
Département de Santé Publique et de Biologie Médicale, Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé (IRSS)
(5)
Maternal and Neonatal Health Group, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
(6)
Research Centre of the University of Montreal Hospital Centre (CRCHUM)Tour Saint-Antoine
(7)
FEMHealth project coordinator, Immpact, University of Aberdeen

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