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  1. Several influenza pandemics have taken place throughout history and it was assumed that the pandemic would emerge from a new human virus resulting from the adaptation of an avian virus strain. Mexico, since 20...

    Authors: José A Córdova-Villalobos, Elsa Sarti, Jacqueline Arzoz-Padrés, Gabriel Manuell-Lee, Josefina Romero Méndez and Pablo Kuri-Morales

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:21

    Content type: Commentary

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  2. Increasing rates of HIV have been recorded amongst the Injection Drug User community from all parts of Pakistan. This has mobilized the health authorities into definitive action before there is a general sprea...

    Authors: Mohammad A Rai, Alefiyah Rajabali, Muhammad N Khan, Mohammad A Khan and Syed H Ali

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:20

    Content type: Commentary

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  3. Tuberculosis is a major public health problem in Myanmar as in other developing countries. About 73% of TB patients seek care at private general practitioners' clinics before presenting to the public TB centre...

    Authors: Saw Saw, Lenore Manderson, Mridula Bandyopadhyay, Than Tun Sein, Myo Myo Mon and Win Maung

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:19

    Content type: Research

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  4. The Integrated Management of Childhood Illness Strategy (IMCI) is effective in improving management of sick children, and thus child survival. It is currently recommended that in-service IMCI case management t...

    Authors: Ameena E Goga, Lulu M Muhe, Kevin Forsyth, Mickey Chopra, Samira Aboubaker, Jose Martines and Elizabeth M Mason

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:18

    Content type: Research

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  5. Despite improving trends, countries in Europe continue to face public-health challenges. This study investigated the priorities of stakeholders for research to meet these challenges.

    Authors: Mark McCarthy, Gabrielle Harvey, Claudia Conceição, Giuseppe la Torre and Gabriel Gulis

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:17

    Content type: Research

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  6. Community Advisory Boards are now seen as standard practice for clinical vaccine and drug trials worldwide. In the past, most Community Advisory Boards (CABs) were established by activists and lobbyists to mon...

    Authors: Kafuruki Shubis, Omar Juma, Rahiya Sharifu, Brandt Burgess and Salim Abdulla

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:16

    Content type: Commentary

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  7. The increasing resources available for and number of partners providing health sector aid have stimulated innovations, notably, the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, which aim to improve aid coordination...

    Authors: Jesper Sundewall, Birger C Forsberg, Kristina Jönsson, Collins Chansa and Göran Tomson

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:14

    Content type: Research

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  8. Globally, health research organizations are called upon to re-examine their policies and practices to more efficiently and effectively address current scientific and social needs, as well as increasing public ...

    Authors: Jonathan M Kagan, Mary Kane, Kathleen M Quinlan, Scott Rosas and William MK Trochim

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:12

    Content type: Review

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  9. Primary health care research is under pressure to be accountable to funders in terms of benefits for practice and policy. However, methods to assess the impact of primary health care research must be appropria...

    Authors: Elizabeth C Kalucy, Eleanor Jackson-Bowers, Ellen McIntyre and Richard Reed

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:11

    Content type: Research

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  10. Recognising the potential of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) to improve practice, one of the strategies of the SEA-ORCHID project was to facilitate the development of evidence-based CPGs, and to support cl...

    Authors: Jadsada Thinkhamrop, Tari Turner and Sivasangari Subramaniam

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:9

    Content type: Research

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  11. In 1985 medical schools were integrated into the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Health and Medical Education was created in Iran. Under this infrastructure education, research and service provision ar...

    Authors: Reza Majdzadeh, Saharnaz Nedjat, Jaleh Gholami, Sima Nedjat, Katayoun Maleki, Mostafa Qorbani, Mostafa Shokoohi and Mahnaz Ashoorkhani

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:8

    Content type: Research

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  12. Improving health workers' performance is vital for achieving the Millennium Development Goals. In the literature on human resource management (HRM) interventions to improve health workers' performance in Low a...

    Authors: Marjolein Dieleman, Barend Gerretsen and Gert Jan van der Wilt

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:7

    Content type: Research

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  13. Hemorrhage is the leading cause of obstetric mortality. Studies show that Active Management of Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL) reduces Post Partum Hemorrhage (PPH). This study describes the practice of AMTSL and ...

    Authors: Godfrey S Mfinanga, Godfather D Kimaro, Esther Ngadaya, Sirili Massawe, Rugola Mtandu, Elizabeth H Shayo, Amos Kahwa, Ominde Achola, Alice Mutungi, Rod Knight, Deborah Armbruster, David Sintasath, Andrew Kitua and Cynthia Stanton

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:6

    Content type: Research

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  14. During the Suharto era public funding of health in Indonesia was low and the health services were tightly controlled by the central government; district health staff had practically no discretion over expendit...

    Authors: Peter Heywood and Nida P Harahap

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:5

    Content type: Research

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  15. Organizational leaders in business and medicine have been experiencing a similar dilemma: how to ensure that their organizational members are adopting work innovations in a timely fashion. Organizational leade...

    Authors: Gerald E Crites, Megan C McNamara, Elie A Akl, W Scott Richardson, Craig A Umscheid and James Nishikawa

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:4

    Content type: Research

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  16. This paper presents findings from the Tobacco Control in Arizona Healthcare Systems Survey, conducted in 2000. The purpose of the survey was to assess the status of Arizona healthcare systems' awareness and im...

    Authors: Mary E Gilles, Louise J Strayer, Robert Leischow, Chun Feng, J Michael Menke and Lee Sechrest

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2008 6:13

    Content type: Research

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  17. Few empirical studies of research utilisation have been conducted in low and middle income countries. This paper explores how research information, in particular findings from randomised controlled trials and ...

    Authors: Karen Daniels and Simon Lewin

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2008 6:12

    Content type: Research

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  18. The 2004 International Conference on Improving Use of Medicines recommended that emerging and expanding health insurances in low-income countries focus on improving access to and use of medicines. In recent ye...

    Authors: Catherine E Vialle-Valentin, Dennis Ross-Degnan, Joseph Ntaganira and Anita K Wagner

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2008 6:11

    Content type: Research

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  19. We describe a step-wedge cluster-randomised community-based trial which has been conducted since 2003 to accompany the implementation of a community health insurance (CHI) scheme in West Africa. The trial aims...

    Authors: Manuela De Allegri, Subhash Pokhrel, Heiko Becher, Hengjin Dong, Ulrich Mansmann, Bocar Kouyaté, Gisela Kynast-Wolf, Adjima Gbangou, Mamadou Sanon, John Bridges and Rainer Sauerborn

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2008 6:10

    Content type: Research

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  20. We aimed to examine the co-authorship networks in three successful Iranian academic research centers, in order to find the association between the scientific productivity and impact indicators with network fea...

    Authors: Reza Yousefi-Nooraie, Marjan Akbari-Kamrani, Robert A Hanneman and Arash Etemadi

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2008 6:9

    Content type: Research

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  21. Over the past ten years, calls to strengthen health systems research capacities in low and middle income countries have increased. One mechanism for capacity development is the partnering of northern and south...

    Authors: Susannah H Mayhew, Jane Doherty and Siriwan Pitayarangsarit

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2008 6:8

    Content type: Research

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  22. Scoping studies have been used across a range of disciplines for a wide variety of purposes. However, their value is increasingly limited by a lack of definition and clarity of purpose. The UK's Service Delive...

    Authors: Stuart Anderson, Pauline Allen, Stephen Peckham and Nick Goodwin

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2008 6:7

    Content type: Review

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  23. Institutional operating figures and benchmarking systems are important features for the implementation of efficacy in basic and applied sciences. They are needed for research evaluation and funding policy. How...

    Authors: Beatrix Groneberg-Kloft, Cristian Scutaru, Carolin Kreiter, Silvana Kölzow, Axel Fischer and David Quarcoo

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2008 6:6

    Content type: Research

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  24. Randomized trials have long been the gold-standard for evaluating clinical practice. There is growing recognition that rigorous studies are similarly needed to assess the effects of policy. However, these stud...

    Authors: Riti Shimkhada, John W Peabody, Stella A Quimbo and Orville Solon

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2008 6:5

    Content type: Research

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  25. The complex evidence-policy interface in low and middle income country settings is receiving increasing attention. Future Health Systems (FHS): Innovations for Equity, is a research consortium conducting healt...

    Authors: Shamsuzzoha B Syed, Adnan A Hyder, Gerald Bloom, Sandhya Sundaram, Abbas Bhuiya, Zhang Zhenzhong, Barun Kanjilal, Oladimeji Oladepo, George Pariyo and David H Peters

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2008 6:4

    Content type: Commentary

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  26. Health and medical research invariably impacts on the lives of everyday people. Organisations in the developed world are increasingly involving the public in health research projects, and research governance s...

    Authors: Carla Saunders, Afaf Girgis, Phyllis Butow, Sally Crossing and Andrew Penman

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2008 6:3

    Content type: Commentary

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  27. There exists a disconnection between evolving policies in the policy arenas of mental health, housing, and income support in Canada. One of the complexities associated with analysing the intersection of these ...

    Authors: Cheryl Forchuk, Libbey Joplin, Ruth Schofield, Rick Csiernik, Carolyne Gorlick and Katherine Turner

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2007 5:14

    Content type: Commentary

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  28. Comparative, multi-country research has been underutilised as a means to inform health system development. South-south collaboration has been particularly poor, even though there have been clearly identified b...

    Authors: Suraya Dawad and Nina Veenstra

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2007 5:13

    Content type: Commentary

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  29. Lao PDR is a low-income country with an urgent need for evidence-informed policymaking in the healthcare sector. During the last decade a number of Health Systems Research (HSR) projects have been conducted in...

    Authors: Kristina Jönsson, Göran Tomson, Christer Jönsson, Sengchanh Kounnavong and Rolf Wahlström

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2007 5:11

    Content type: Research

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  30. Micronutrient deficiency undernutrition, due to insufficient levels of vitamins and minerals in the diet, remains one of the most prevalent and preventable nutritional problems in the world today. Micronutrien...

    Authors: Monica H Campos-Bowers and Brian F Wittenmyer

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2007 5:10

    Content type: Commentary

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  31. Achieving universal health insurance coverage by means of different types of insurance programs may be a pragmatic and feasible approach. However, the fragmentation of the health financing system may imply cos...

    Authors: Björn Ekman

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2007 5:6

    Content type: Research

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  32. In the landmark 1990 publication Scholarship Reconsidered, Boyer challenged the 'teaching verses research debates' by advocating for the scholarship of discovery, teaching, integration, and application. The schol...

    Authors: Anne Hofmeyer, Mandi Newton and Cathie Scott

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2007 5:5

    Content type: Commentary

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  33. Millions of child deaths and stillbirths are attributable to birth asphyxia, yet limited information is available to guide policy and practice, particularly at the community level. We surveyed selected policym...

    Authors: Joy E Lawn, Ananta Manandhar, Rachel A Haws and Gary L Darmstadt

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2007 5:4

    Content type: Research

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  34. Policy implementation in the context of health systems is generally difficult and the Kenyan health sector situation is not an exception. In 2005, a new health sector strategic plan that outlines the vision an...

    Authors: Anna H Glenngård and Thomas M Maina

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2007 5:3

    Content type: Research

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  35. Research findings are increasingly being recognized as an important input in the formation of health policy. There is concern that research findings are not being utilized by health policy-makers to the extent...

    Authors: Michael A Albert, Atle Fretheim and Diadié Maïga

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2007 5:2

    Content type: Research

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  36. Supported by development partners, the Government of Bangladesh carried out a comprehensive reform of health services in Bangladesh between 1998 and 2003, intended to make services more responsive to public ne...

    Authors: Anne Cockcroft, Neil Andersson, Deborah Milne, Md Zakir Hossain and Enamul Karim

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2007 5:1

    Content type: Research

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  37. The World Health Organization (WHO), like many other organisations around the world, has recognised the need to use more rigorous processes to ensure that health care recommendations are informed by the best a...

    Authors: Atle Fretheim, Holger J Schünemann and Andrew D Oxman

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2006 4:27

    Content type: Review

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