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Table 1 Criteria 1

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

Case-study Facilitator of research uptake Impediment to practical application
CS1. Maternal syphilis screening. Ghana. Screening policy introduced as a result of medical evidence, existence of international guidelines and stakeholder partnership. Limited uptake of syphilis screening due to a) poor dissemination and implementation support, and b) lack of belief in the policy, until local practitioners were consulted.
CS2. Influencing legislative change for sexual violence survivors. Ghana. Advocacy and networking of a neglected issue was brought to the attention of parliament and resulted in legislative change. Health care professionals were unaware of new legislation and practical issues prevented implementation.