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  1. Diabetes is a global epidemic affecting every country. Small countries, however, face distinctive challenges related to their health system governance and their ability to implement effective health systems’ r...

    Authors: Sarah Cuschieri, Elena Pallari, Natasa Terzic, Ala’a Alkerwi and Árún Kristín Sigurðardóttir

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:43

    Content type: Research

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  2. The translation of public health research evidence into policy is critical to strengthening the capacity of local health systems to respond to major health challenges. However, a limited amount of public healt...

    Authors: Annie Malama, Joseph Mumba Zulu, Selestine Nzala, Maureen Mupeta Kombe and Adam Silumbwe

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:42

    Content type: Research

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  3. Poor funding for Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR) is a major constraint to the development, generation and uptake of HPSR evidence in Low and Middle-Income countries. The study assessed the status of ...

    Authors: Ijeoma Nkem Okedo-Alex, Ifeyinwa Chizoba Akamike, Gladys Onyinye Olisaekee, Chinyere Cecilia Okeke and Chigozie Jesse Uneke

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:41

    Content type: Research

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  4. Researchers have shown an increased interest in involving professionals from outside academia in research projects. Professionals are often involved in research on ageing and health when the purpose is to addr...

    Authors: Christine E. Laustsen, Albert Westergren, Pia Petersson and Maria Haak

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:39

    Content type: Research

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  5. Health policy and management decisions rarely reflect research evidence. As part of a broader randomized controlled study exploring implementation science strategies we examined how allied health managers resp...

    Authors: Jennifer White, Kellie Grant, Mitchell Sarkies and Terrence Haines

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:38

    Content type: Research

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  6. Co-creation strategies, such as cooperative planning, are promising as a means to ensure that physical activity interventions address real-world problems and are tailored to the target group. This has already ...

    Authors: Johanna Popp, Eva Grüne, Johannes Carl, Jana Semrau and Klaus Pfeifer

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:37

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  7. Performing cancer research relies on substantial financial investment, and contributions in time and effort from patients. It is therefore important that this research has real life impacts which are properly ...

    Authors: Catherine R. Hanna, Kathleen A. Boyd and Robert J. Jones

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:36

    Content type: Review

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  8. Mental health remains a neglected issue on the global health policy agenda, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), and the translation of research evidence into policy and practice is slow. T...

    Authors: Nicole Votruba, Jonathan Grant and Graham Thornicroft

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:35

    Content type: Research

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  9. Prioritisation processes are widely used in healthcare research and increasingly in social care research. Previous research has recommended using consensus development methods for inclusive research agenda set...

    Authors: Katherine Cowan, Naomi J. Fulop, Amelia Harshfield, Pei Li Ng, Antiopi Ntouva, Manbinder Sidhu, Jon Sussex, Sonila M. Tomini and Holly Walton

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:34

    Content type: Research

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  10. Understanding why research is conducted may help address the under-utilisation of research. This study examined the reasons for childhood obesity prevention knowledge production in New South Wales (NSW), Austr...

    Authors: Robyn Newson, Lucie Rychetnik, Lesley King, Andrew J. Milat and Adrian E. Bauman

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:33

    Content type: Research

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  11. Antiretroviral therapy has turned HIV into a chronic condition, with morbidity from HIV-associated noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) becoming more common as HIV-infected individuals live longer. In Nigeria, the ...

    Authors: Muktar H. Aliyu, Mahmoud U. Sani, Donna J. Ingles, Fatimah I. Tsiga-Ahmed, Baba M. Musa, Carolyn M. Audet and C. William Wester

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:32

    Content type: Commentary

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  12. Between 2014 and 2016, Switzerland’s access to some of the EU funding was limited after a referendum against mass immigration was accepted and the country refused to sign the free movement accord to the EU’s n...

    Authors: Jasmina Saric, Miriam Bolz, Marco Waser and Michael Käser

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:30

    Content type: Commentary

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  13. Addressing the uptake of research findings into policy-making is increasingly important for researchers who ultimately seek to contribute to improved health outcomes. The aims of the Swiss Programme for Resear...

    Authors: Séverine Erismann, Maria Amalia Pesantes, David Beran, Andrea Leuenberger, Andrea Farnham, Monica Berger Gonzalez de White, Niklaus Daniel Labhardt, Fabrizio Tediosi, Patricia Akweongo, August Kuwawenaruwa, Jakob Zinsstag, Fritz Brugger, Claire Somerville, Kaspar Wyss and Helen Prytherch

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:29

    Content type: Research

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  14. Action to address the structural determinants of health inequalities is prioritized in high-level initiatives such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and many national health strategies. Yet, ...

    Authors: Ana Porroche-Escudero, Jennie Popay, Fiona Ward, Saiqa Ahmed, Dorkas Akeju, Jane Cloke, Mark Gabbay, Shaima Hassan, Koser Khan and Esmaeil Khedmati-Morasae

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:28

    Content type: Research

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  15. Despite a number of important global public health successes, for many health behaviours there is a continued lack of interventions that have been sufficiently scaled up to achieve system-wide integration. Thi...

    Authors: Harriet Koorts and Harry Rutter

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:27

    Content type: Commentary

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  16. The unacceptably high rate of maternal and child mortality in Nigeria prompted the government to introduce a free maternal and child health (MCH) programme, which was stopped abruptly following a change in gov...

    Authors: Chinyere Okeke, Ana Manzano, Uche Obi, Enyi Etiaba, Obinna Onwujekwe, Tolib Mirzoev and Benjamin Uzochukwu

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:26

    Content type: Research

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  17. Many nations have established primary health care (PHC) organizations that conduct PHC planning for defined geographical areas. The Australian Government established Primary Health Networks (PHNs) in 2015 to ...

    Authors: Alice Windle, Sara Javanparast, Toby Freeman and Fran Baum

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:25

    Content type: Research

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  18. Improving the health and well-being of the whole population requires that health inequities be addressed. In an era of unprecedented international migration, meeting the health care needs of growing multicultu...

    Authors: Lisa Woodland, Ilse Blignault, Cathy O’Callaghan and Ben Harris-Roxas

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:24

    Content type: Research

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  19. Self-care interventions are influencing people’s access to, expectation and understanding of healthcare beyond formal health delivery systems. In doing so, self-care interventions could potentially improve hea...

    Authors: Manjulaa Narasimhan, Carmen H. Logie, Kevin Moody, Jonathan Hopkins, Oswaldo Montoya and Anita Hardon

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:23

    Content type: Review

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  20. Public policy is increasingly recognized as an important component of physical activity promotion. This paper reports on the current status of physical activity policy development and implementation in four Eu...

    Authors: Peter Gelius, Sven Messing, Sarah Forberger, Jeroen Lakerveld, Fiona Mansergh, Wanda Wendel-Vos, Joanna Zukowska and Catherine Woods

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:22

    Content type: Research

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  21. With an increasing aging population and a lower ratio between the active and the dependent population, population aging is considered a global social and health challenge, associated with increased demand in h...

    Authors: Demetris Lamnisos, Konstantinos Giannakou and Mihajlo (Michael) Jakovljevic

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:21

    Content type: Research

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  22. The expectation that climate change will further exacerbate extreme weather events such as heatwaves is of primary concern to policymakers and scientists. Effective governance is fundamental to preparedness fo...

    Authors: Kirsten Vanderplanken, Peter van den Hazel, Michael Marx, Ahmad Zia Shams, Debarati Guha-Sapir and Joris Adriaan Frank van Loenhout

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:20

    Content type: Research

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  23. Progress towards achieving Universal Health Coverage and institutionalizing healthcare priority setting through health technology assessment (HTA) in the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) region ...

    Authors: Manushi Sharma, Yot Teerawattananon, Saudamini Vishwanath Dabak, Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai, Fiona Pearce, Songyot Pilasant, Junainah Sabirin, Mayfong Mayxay, Melissa Guerrero, Nguyen Khanh Phuong, Sudigdo Sastroasmoro and Thant Sin Htoo

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:19

    Content type: Research

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  24. Using social media for health purposes has attracted much attention over the past decade. Given the challenges of population ageing and changes in national health profile and disease patterns following the epi...

    Authors: Chi-Wai Lui, Zaimin Wang, Ning Wang, Gabriel Milinovich, Hang Ding, Kerrie Mengersen, Hilary Bambrick and Wenbiao Hu

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:18

    Content type: Commentary

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  25. People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Nepal are not receiving adequate support to self-manage their chronic conditions, and primary health care can play a key role in the effective manage...

    Authors: Uday Narayan Yadav, Jane Lloyd, Kedar Prasad Baral, Narendra Bhatta, Suresh Mehta and Mark Fort Harris

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:17

    Content type: Research

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  26. Licences to operate pharmacy premises are issued by statutory regulatory bodies. The Health Institutions and Facilities Act (Act 829) and Health Professions Regulatory Bodies Act (Act 857) regulate pharmacy pr...

    Authors: Augustina Koduah, Reginald Sekyi-Brown, Joseph Kodjo Nsiah Nyoagbe, Daniel Amaning Danquah and Irene Kretchy

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:16

    Content type: Research

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  27. In April 2016, the Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) declared War on Diabetes (WoD) to rally a whole-of-nation effort to reduce diabetes burden in the population. This study aimed to explore how this policy h...

    Authors: Lai Meng Ow Yong and Ling Wan Pearline Koe

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:15

    Content type: Research

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  28. In Uganda and other resource-poor countries, relevant research findings face a tortuous path to translation into policy and routine practice. Implementation science (ImSc) research could facilitate faster tran...

    Authors: Aggrey S. Semeere, Fred C. Semitala, Olivia Lunkuse, Anne Katahoire, Nelson K. Sewankambo and Moses R. Kamya

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:14

    Content type: Research

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  29. Implementing evidence-informed population health interventions in new contexts often requires adaptations. While the need to adapt interventions to better fit new contexts is recognised, uncertainties remain r...

    Authors: A. Movsisyan, L. Arnold, L. Copeland, R. Evans, H. Littlecott, G. Moore, A. O’Cathain, L. Pfadenhauer, J. Segrott and E. Rehfuess

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:13

    Content type: Review

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  30. Co-production of research evidence is valued by local government to improve effective decision-making about public services in times of austerity. However, underlying structural issues of power (so-called ‘dar...

    Authors: Peter van der Graaf, Mandy Cheetham, Sam Redgate, Clare Humble and Ashley Adamson

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:12

    Content type: Research

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  31. The developments in global health, digital technology, and persistent health systems challenges, coupled with global commitments like attainment of universal health coverage, have elevated the role of health r...

    Authors: Juliet Nabyonga-Orem, James Avoka Asamani and Micheal Makanga

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:11

    Content type: Research

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  32. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has spread throughout more than 160 countries, infecting millions of people worldwide. To address this health emergency, countries have organized the flow of pr...

    Authors: Mário Fabrício Fleury Rosa, Everton Nunes da Silva, Christina Pacheco, Marcos Vinícius Pereira Diógenes, Christopher Millett, Carlos Augusto Grabois Gadelha and Leonor Maria Pacheco Santos

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:10

    Content type: Commentary

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  33. The national Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme (PHPES) is a response-mode funded evaluation programme operated by the National Institute for Health Research School for Public Health Research (NIHR SPHR)...

    Authors: Peter van der Graaf, Lindsay Blank, Eleanor Holding and Elizabeth Goyder

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:9

    Content type: Research

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  34. The emergence of patient and public involvement (PPI) in healthcare in the UK can be traced as far back as the 1970s. More recently, campaigns by harmed patients have led to a renewed focus on strengthening PP...

    Authors: Josephine Ocloo, Sara Garfield, Bryony Dean Franklin and Shoba Dawson

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:8

    Content type: Research

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  35. The Collaboration for Evidence-based Healthcare and Public Health in Africa (CEBHA+) is a research consortium concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of non-communicable diseases. CEBHA+ seeks t...

    Authors: Lisa M. Pfadenhauer, Tanja Grath, Peter Delobelle, Nasreen Jessani, Joerg J. Meerpohl, Anke Rohwer, Bey-Marrié Schmidt, Ingrid Toews, Ann R. Akiteng, Gertrude Chapotera, Tamara Kredo, Naomi Levitt, Seleman Ntawuyirushintege, Kerstin Sell and Eva A. Rehfuess

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:7

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  36. Globally, insufficient physical activity (PA) is one of the main risk factors for premature mortality. Although insufficient PA is prevalent in nearly every demographic, people with socio-economic disadvantage...

    Authors: Bojana Klepac Pogrmilovic, Sarah Linke and Melinda Craike

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:6

    Content type: Commentary

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  37. The COVID-19 pandemic has created urgent demand around the world for knowledge generation about a novel coronavirus, its transmission, and control, putting academic institutions at the frontline of politics. W...

    Authors: Yodi Mahendradhata and Anna Kalbarczyk

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:5

    Content type: Commentary

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  38. Health financing systems have a key role in achieving universal health coverage (UHC) across the globe. However, little is known about how best to monitor health financing system progress towards UHC, especial...

    Authors: Mina Anjomshoa, Ali Akbari Sari and Amirhossein Takian

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:4

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  39. In this commentary, we present a follow-up of two articles published in 2017 and 2018 about road traffic crashes, which is an important public health issue in Africa and Burkina Faso. The first article reporte...

    Authors: Christian Dagenais, Michelle Proulx, Esther Mc Sween-Cadieux, Aude Nikiema, Emmanuel Bonnet, Valéry Ridde and Paul-André Somé

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:3

    Content type: Commentary

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  40. In September 2016, South Africa (SA) began implementing the universal-test-and-treat (UTT) policy in hopes of attaining the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets by 2020. The SA National Department of Health provided a furt...

    Authors: Dorina Onoya, Idah Mokhele, Tembeka Sineke, Bulelwa Mngoma, Aneesa Moolla, Marnie Vujovic, Jacob Bor, Jonas Langa and Matthew P. Fox

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:2

    Content type: Research

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  41. Progress has been made in recent years to bring attention to the challenges faced by school-aged girls around managing menstruation in educational settings that lack adequate physical environments and social s...

    Authors: Marni Sommer, Bethany A. Caruso, Belen Torondel, Elodie C. Warren, Brooke Yamakoshi, Jackie Haver, Jeanne Long, Thérèse Mahon, Ella Nalinponguit, Neville Okwaro and Penelope A. Phillips-Howard

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:1

    Content type: Review

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  42. Producing evidence in epidemics is crucial to control the current epidemic and prevent its recurrence in the future. Data must be collected and analyzed rapidly to recognize the most efficient and feasible met...

    Authors: Bahareh Yazdizadeh, Reza Majdzadeh, Ayat Ahmadi and Bita Mesgarpour

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:136

    Content type: Commentary

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  43. Lung health is a critical area for research in sub-Saharan Africa. The International Multidisciplinary Programme to Address Lung Health and TB in Africa (IMPALA) is a collaborative programme that seeks to fill...

    Authors: Claire Jensen, Emma Heneine, Brenda Mungai, Violet Murunga, Hleziwe Hara, Rose Oronje, Angela Obasi, Bertie Squire and Eliya Zulu

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:135

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  44. Knowledge mobilisation (KM) is a vital strategy in efforts to improve public health policy and practice. Linear models describing knowledge transfer and translation have moved towards multi-directional and com...

    Authors: Abby Haynes, Lucie Rychetnik, Diane Finegood, Michelle Irving, Louise Freebairn and Penelope Hawe

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:134

    Content type: Commentary

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  45. Midwifery plays a vital role in the quality of care as well as rapid and sustained reductions in maternal and newborn mortality. Like most other sub-Saharan African countries, the Democratic Republic of Congo ...

    Authors: Amuda Baba, Tim Martineau, Sally Theobald, Paluku Sabuni, Marie Muziakukwa Nobabo, Ajaruva Alitimango, John Kisembo Katabuka and Joanna Raven

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:133

    Content type: Research

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  46. The global health community has recognised the importance of defining and measuring the effective coverage of health interventions and their implementation strength to monitor progress towards global mortality...

    Authors: Lara M. E. Vaz, Lynne Franco, Tanya Guenther, Kelsey Simmons, Samantha Herrera and Stephen N. Wall

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:132

    Content type: Research

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  47. The recent article by Nagi et al. (Health Res Policy Syst 18:37, 2020) considerably underestimates the size of the global health research community in Canada as well as its geographical distribution, its breadth ...

    Authors: Theresa W. Gyorkos

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:130

    Content type: Commentary

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    The Letter to the Editor to this article has been published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:129

    The original article was published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:129

  48. Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:129

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:130

    The original article was published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:130