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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

Health Research Policy and Systems201715:39

Received: 29 September 2016

Accepted: 17 April 2017

Published: 5 May 2017

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Original Submission
29 Sep 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
26 Nov 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Myroslava Protsiv
25 Jan 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jane Doherty
10 Apr 2017 Author responded Author comments - Karen Van der Veken
Resubmission - Version 2
10 Apr 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
17 Apr 2017 Editorially accepted
5 May 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12961-017-0202-z

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Authors’ Affiliations

Woman and Child Health Research Centre, Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine
Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CRCHUM), École de Santé Publique de l’Université de Montréal