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  1. Content type: Research

    As countries continue to improve their family planning (FP) programmes, they may draw on WHO’s evidence-based FP guidance and tools (i.e. materials) that support the provision of quality FP services.

    Authors: Joan Marie Kraft, Titilope Oduyebo, Tara C. Jatlaoui, Kathryn M. Curtis, Maura K. Whiteman, Lauren B. Zapata and Mary Eluned Gaffield

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:42

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  2. Content type: Commentary

    Team science, defined as collaborative research efforts that leverage the expertise of diverse disciplines, is recognised as a critical means to address complex healthcare challenges, but the practical impleme...

    Authors: Tullika Garg, Kathryn Anzuoni, Valentina Landyn, Alexandra Hajduk, Stephen Waring, Leah R. Hanson and Heather E. Whitson

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:41

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  3. Content type: Research

    The quality of the evidence used in health technology assessment (HTA) agency reports has been considered essential for decision-making processes and their legitimacy. In Brazil, CONITEC is the agency responsi...

    Authors: Tania Yuka Yuba, Hillegonda Maria Dutilh Novaes and Patrícia Coelho de Soárez

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:40

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  4. Content type: Commentary

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development covers a wide range of interrelated goals, including poverty eradication and economic growth, social inclusion, environmental sustainability and peace for all people...

    Authors: Fadi El-Jardali, Nour Ataya and Racha Fadlallah

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:38

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  5. Content type: Research

    Measuring research impact is of critical interest to philanthropic and government funding agencies interested in ensuring that the research they fund is both scientifically excellent and has meaningful impact ...

    Authors: Jacqueline A. Bowden, Nicole Sargent, Steve Wesselingh, Lincoln Size, Claire Donovan and Caroline L. Miller

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:39

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  6. Content type: Study Protocol

    Immunisation remains one of the most important and cost-effective interventions to reduce vaccine-preventable child morbidity, disability and mortality. Health programmes like the Expanded Program of Immunizat...

    Authors: Binyam Tilahun, Alemayehu Teklu, Arielle Mancuso, Zeleke Abebaw, Kassahun Dessie and Desalegn Zegeye

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:37

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  7. Content type: Research

    Decision-making in mental health systems should be supported by the evidence-informed knowledge transfer of data. Since mental health systems are inherently complex, involving interactions between its structur...

    Authors: Younjin Chung, Luis Salvador-Carulla, José A. Salinas-Pérez, Jose J. Uriarte-Uriarte, Alvaro Iruin-Sanz and Carlos R. García-Alonso

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:35

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  8. Content type: Review

    Health managers play a key role in ensuring that health services are responsive to the needs of the population. Participatory action research (PAR) is one of the approaches that have been used to strengthen ma...

    Authors: Moses Tetui, Joseph Mumba Zulu, Anna-Karin Hurtig, Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho, Suzanne N. Kiwanuka and Anna-Britt Coe

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:33

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  9. Content type: Research

    In 2006, a local collective combating homelessness set up an ‘experimental squat’ in an abandoned building in Marseille, France’s second largest city. They envisioned the squat as an alternative to conventiona...

    Authors: Pauline Rhenter, Aurélie Tinland, Julien Grard, Christian Laval, Jean Mantovani, Delphine Moreau, Benjamin Vidaud, Tim Greacen, Pascal Auquier and Vincent Girard

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:34

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  10. Content type: Opinion

    Implementation research (IR) facilitates health systems strengthening and optimal patient outcomes by generating evidence for scale-up of efficacious strategies in context. Thus, difficulties in generating IR ...

    Authors: Nadia A. Sam-Agudu, Muktar H. Aliyu, Olusegun A. Adeyemi, Frank Oronsaye, Bolanle Oyeledun, Amaka G. Ogidi and Echezona E. Ezeanolue

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:32

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  11. Content type: Review

    Health policy-making can benefit from more effective use of research. In many policy settings there is scope to increase capacity for using research individually and organisationally, but little is known about...

    Authors: Abby Haynes, Samantha J. Rowbotham, Sally Redman, Sue Brennan, Anna Williamson and Gabriel Moore

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:31

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  12. Content type: Research

    Public–private partnerships (PPPs), widely used as a means of leveraging the skills, expertise and resources of the private sector to mutual advantage, were similarly adopted by South Africa to support public ...

    Authors: David R. Walwyn and Adolph T. Nkolele

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:30

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  13. Content type: Research

    The question of how to measure, assess and optimise the returns from investment in health and medical research (HMR) is a highly policy-relevant issue. Research Impact Assessment Frameworks (RIAFs) provide a c...

    Authors: Simon Deeming, Penny Reeves, Shanthi Ramanathan, John Attia, Michael Nilsson and Andrew Searles

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:28

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  14. Content type: Research

    A strategy for minimising the time and obstacles to accessing systematic reviews of health system evidence is to collect them in a freely available database and make them easy to find through a simple ‘Google-...

    Authors: Marit Johansen, Gabriel Rada, Sarah Rosenbaum, Elizabeth Paulsen, Nkengafac Villyen Motaze, Newton Opiyo, Charles S. Wiysonge, Yunpeng Ding, Fidele K. Mukinda and Andrew D. Oxman

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:27

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  15. Content type: Case Study

    There has been a renewed interest in broadening the research agenda in health promotion to include action on the structural determinants of health, including a focus on the implementation of Health in All Poli...

    Authors: Ketan Shankardass, Carles Muntaner, Lauri Kokkinen, Faraz Vahid Shahidi, Alix Freiler, Goldameir Oneka, Ahmed M. Bayoumi and Patricia O’Campo

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:26

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  16. Content type: Research

    Research conducted on conditions responsible for the greatest disease burden should be given the highest priority, particularly in resource-limited settings. The present study aimed to assess the research outp...

    Authors: Loai Albarqouni, Khamis Elessi and Niveen M. E. Abu-Rmeileh

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:25

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  17. Content type: Research

    The economic implications of major system change are an important component of the decision to implement health service reconfigurations. Little is known about how best to report the results of economic evalua...

    Authors: Rachael M. Hunter, Naomi J. Fulop, Ruth J. Boaden, Christopher McKevitt, Catherine Perry, Angus I. G. Ramsay, Anthony G. Rudd, Simon J. Turner, Pippa J. Tyrrell, Charles D. A. Wolfe and Stephen Morris

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:23

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  18. Content type: Correction

    It has been highlighted that the original manuscript [1] contains a typesetting error in the surname of Virginia Vandall-Walker. This was incorrectly captured as Virgnia Vandall-Walker in the original manuscri...

    Authors: Elizabeth Manafo, Lisa Petermann, Ping Mason-Lai and Virginia Vandall-Walker

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:24

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    The original article was published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:5

  19. Content type: Research

    The Knowledge Network project was launched in 2010 to build evidence on the HIV epidemic by using the data generated by HIV programme implementing organisations in India. This paper describes the implementatio...

    Authors: Deepika Ganju, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, Rajatashuvra Adhikary, Sangram Kishor Patel, Niranjan Saggurti and Gina Dallabetta

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:22

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  20. Content type: Correction

    It has been highlighted that the original manuscript [1] contains a typesetting error in the surname of Caspar David Roelofs. This was incorrectly captured as Caspar David Roelefs in the original manuscript wh...

    Authors: Maarten Olivier Kok, Roland Bal, Caspar David Roelofs and Albertine Jantine Schuit

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:21

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    The original article was published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:100

  21. Content type: Research

    Policy-makers, managers, scientists, patients and the general public are confronted daily with figures on health and healthcare through public reporting in newspapers, webpages and press releases. However, inf...

    Authors: Reinie G. Gerrits, Dionne S. Kringos, Michael J. van den Berg and Niek S. Klazinga

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:20

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  22. Content type: Research

    Global guidance can help countries strengthen their health systems to deliver effective interventions to their populations. However, to have an impact, guidance needs to be contextualised or adapted to local s...

    Authors: Elizabeth Alvarez, John N. Lavis, Melissa Brouwers and Lisa Schwartz

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:19

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  23. Content type: Review

    Globally, road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death among those aged 15–29 years. However, road traffic injury research has not received adequate attention from the scientific community in low- and ...

    Authors: Neeraj Sharma, Mohan Bairwa, B. Gowthamghosh, S. D. Gupta and D. K. Mangal

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:18

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