Volume 9 Supplement 1

Strengthening the research to policy and practice interface: Exploring strategies used by research organisations working on Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS

Proceedings

Edited by Sally Theobald, Olivia Tulloch and Hilary Standing

Strengthening the research to policy and practice interface: Exploring strategies used by research organisations working on Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS.

Liverpool, UK

18-19 May 2009

  1. Introduction

    Strengthening the research to policy and practice interface: exploring strategies used by research organisations working on sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS

    This commentary introduces the HARPS supplement on getting research into policy and practice in sexual and reproductive health (SRH). The papers in this supplement have been produced by the Sexual Health and H...

    Sally Theobald, Olivia Tulloch, Joanna Crichton, Kate Hawkins, Eliya Zulu, Philippe Mayaud, Justin Parkhurst, Alan Whiteside and Hilary Standing

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S2

    Published on: 16 June 2011

  2. Review

    What shapes research impact on policy? Understanding research uptake in sexual and reproductive health policy processes in resource poor contexts

    Assessing the impact that research evidence has on policy is complex. It involves consideration of conceptual issues of what determines research impact and policy change. There are also a range of methodologic...

    Andy Sumner, Jo Crichton, Sally Theobald, Eliya Zulu and Justin Parkhurst

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S3

    Published on: 16 June 2011

  3. Research

    Strategies and tensions in communicating research on sexual and reproductive health, HIV and AIDS: a qualitative study of the experiences of researchers and communications staff

    Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and HIV issues are often controversial and neglected, leading to challenges with engaging policy actors. Research evidence is complex, posing further challenges for ensurin...

    Joanna Crichton and Sally Theobald

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S4

    Published on: 16 June 2011

  4. Research

    Getting research into policy - Herpes simplex virus type-2 (HSV-2) treatment and HIV infection: international guidelines formulation and the case of Ghana

    Observational epidemiological and biological data indicate clear synergies between Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) and HIV, whereby HSV-2 enhances the potential for HIV acquisition or transmission. In 2001...

    H Burris, J Parkhurst, Y Adu-Sarkodie and P Mayaud

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S5

    Published on: 16 June 2011

  5. Research

    National policy development for cotrimoxazole prophylaxis in Malawi, Uganda and Zambia: the relationship between Context, Evidence and Links

    Several frameworks have been constructed to analyse the factors which influence and shape the uptake of evidence into policy processes in resource poor settings, yet empirical analyses of health policy making ...

    Eleanor Hutchinson, Justin Parkhurst, Sam Phiri, Di M Gibb, Nathaniel Chishinga, Benson Droti and Susan Hoskins

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S6

    Published on: 16 June 2011

  6. Research

    Engaging media in communicating research on sexual and reproductive health and rights in sub-Saharan Africa: experiences and lessons learned

    The mass media have excellent potential to promote good sexual and reproductive health outcomes, but around the world, media often fail to prioritize sexual and reproductive health and rights issues or report ...

    Rose Ndakala Oronje, Chi-Chi Undie, Eliya Msiyaphazi Zulu and Joanna Crichton

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S7

    Published on: 16 June 2011

  7. Research

    Investing in the future: lessons learnt from communicating the results of HSV/ HIV intervention trials in South Africa

    Communicating the results of randomised controlled trials may present challenges for researchers who have to work with communities and policy-makers to anticipate positive outcomes, while being aware that resu...

    Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, Jonathan Stadler, Philippe Mayaud and Helen Rees

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S8

    Published on: 16 June 2011

  8. Research

    The impact of HIV and AIDS research: a case study from Swaziland

    Swaziland is experiencing the world’s worst HIV and AIDS epidemic. Prevalence rose from four percent of antenatal clinic attendees in 1992 to 42.6 percent in 2004. The Report ‘Reviewing ‘Emergencies’ for Swazi...

    Alan Whiteside and Fiona E Henry

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S9

    Published on: 16 June 2011

  9. Research

    Using research to influence sexual and reproductive health practice and implementation in Sub-Saharan Africa: a case-study analysis

    Research institutions and donor organizations are giving growing attention to how research evidence is communicated to influence policy. In the area of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV there is les...

    Olivia Tulloch, Philippe Mayaud, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, Baafuor Kofi Opoku, Nana Oye Lithur, Eugene Sickle, Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, Mwita Wambura, John Changalucha and Sally Theobald

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S10

    Published on: 16 June 2011

  10. Commentary

    Challenges in linking health research to policy: a commentary on developing a multi-stakeholder response to orphans and vulnerable children in Ghana

    The Research and Development Division (RDD) of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has a remit to build research capacity and conduct policy relevant research. By being situated within the GHS, RDD has good access ...

    John Owusu Gyapong, Richmond Ato Selby and Kwadwo Antwi Anakwah

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S14

    Published on: 16 June 2011