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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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

    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

  18. Authors: Ranjana Nagi, Susan Rogers Van Katwyk and Steven J. Hoffman
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:129

    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

  19. Blood donation policy in Canada for gay, bisexual and other men who have had sex with men (gbMSM) has changed progressively in the last decade from indefinite deferral to 3-month deferral from last male-to-mal...

    Authors: Elisabeth Vesnaver, Mindy Goldman, Sheila O’Brien, Paul MacPherson, Terrie Butler-Foster, Don Lapierre, Joanne Otis, Dana V. Devine, Marc Germain, Andrew Rosser, Richard MacDonagh, Taylor Randall, William Osbourne-Sorrell, Broderic Clement-Thorne, Taim Bilal Al-Bakri, Kyle A. Rubini…
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:131
  20. Translating clinical guidelines into routine clinical practice is mandatory to achieve population level improvement of health. Emergence of specific therapy for acute stroke yielded the ‘time is brain’ concept...

    Authors: Szilvia Harsanyi, Nandor Balogh, Laszlo Robert Kolozsvari, Laszlo Mezes, Csaba Papp and Judit Zsuga
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:128
  21. Knowledge translation (KT) platforms are organisations, initiatives and networks that focus on supporting evidence-informed policy-making at least in part about the health-system arrangements that determine wh...

    Authors: Arun C. R. Partridge, Cristián Mansilla, Harkanwal Randhawa, John N. Lavis, Fadi El-Jardali and Nelson K. Sewankambo
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:127
  22. Non-communicable diseases contribute to 62% of total deaths in India; of concern are the preventable premature deaths, which account for a staggering 48% of mortality. The objective of this study was to establ...

    Authors: Ishu Kataria, Mariam Siddiqui, Theresa Gillespie, Michael Goodman, Preet K. Dhillon, Carla Bann and Linda Squiers
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:126
  23. Hearing loss (HL) affects 466 million people of all ages worldwide, with a rapidly increasing prevalence, and therefore requires appropriate public health policies. Multi-disciplinary approaches that make use ...

    Authors: Giorgos Dritsakis, Lyubov Trenkova, Mariola Śliwińska-Kowalska, Dario Brdarić, Niels Henrik Pontoppidan, Panagiotis Katrakazas and Doris-Eva Bamiou
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:125
  24. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Vicki Brown, Huong Tran, Miranda Blake, Rachel Laws and Marj Moodie
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:124

    The original article was published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:115

  25. Terms used to describe government-led resource withdrawal from ineffective and unsafe medical services, including ‘rationing’ and ‘disinvestment’, have tended to be used interchangeably, despite having distinc...

    Authors: Mark Embrett, Glen E. Randall, John N. Lavis and Michelle L. Dion
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:123
  26. Developing research capability and capacity within the healthcare professions is a challenge throughout diverse international settings. Within England, the National Institute for Health Research aimed to addre...

    Authors: J. Nightingale, S. Fowler-Davis, K. Grafton, S. Kelly, C. Langham, R. Lewis, B. Bianco and D. Harrop
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:122
  27. While HIV programmes have started millions of persons on life-saving antiretroviral therapy in Africa, longitudinal health information systems are frail and, therefore, data about long-term survival is often i...

    Authors: Njekwa Mukamba, Laura K. Beres, Chanda Mwamba, Jeanna Wallenta Law, Stephanie M. Topp, Sandra Simbeza, Kombatende Sikombe, Nancy Padian, Charles B. Holmes, Elvin H. Geng and Izukanji Sikazwe
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:121
  28. Numerous models, tools and frameworks have been produced to improve the sustainability of evidence-based interventions. Due to the vast number available, choosing the most appropriate one is increasingly diffi...

    Authors: L. Lennox, A. Linwood-Amor, L. Maher and J. Reed
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:120
  29. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: A. Metin Gülmezoglu, Anne Ammerdorffer, Manjulaa Narasimhan, Alyce N. Wilson, Joshua P. Vogel, Lale Say and Özge Tunçalp
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:119

    The original article was published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:107

  30. While known efficacious preventive health interventions exist, the current capacity to scale up these interventions is limited. In recent years, much attention has focussed on developing frameworks and methods...

    Authors: Karen Lee, Femke van Nassau, Anne Grunseit, Kathleen Conte, Andrew Milat, Luke Wolfenden and Adrian Bauman
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:118
  31. Large-scale partnerships between universities and health services are widely seen as vehicles for bridging the evidence–practice gap and for accelerating the adoption of new evidence in healthcare. Recently, d...

    Authors: Tracy Robinson, Cate Bailey, Heather Morris, Prue Burns, Angela Melder, Charlotte Croft, Dmitrios Spyridonidis, Halyo Bismantara, Helen Skouteris and Helena Teede
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:117
  32. Countries are transitioning assets and functions from polio eradication to integrated immunization and surveillance activities. We assessed the extent of linkages between and perceptions of National Immunizati...

    Authors: Sharon A. Greene, Blanche-Philomene Melanga Anya, Humayun Asghar, Irtaza A. Chaudhri, S. Deblina Datta, Morgane E. Donadel, Koffi Isidore Kouadio, Abigail M. Shefer and Kathleen F. Cavallaro
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:116
  33. Translating research evidence into practice is challenging and, to date, there are relatively few public health interventions that have been effectively and cost-effectively implemented and delivered at scale....

    Authors: Brown Vicki, Tran Huong, Blake Miranda, Laws Rachel and Moodie Marj
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:115

    The Correction to this article has been published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:124

  34. Policy dialogue for health policies has started to gain importance in recent years, especially for complex issues such as health financing. Moroccan health financing has faced several challenges during the las...

    Authors: El Houcine Akhnif, Hafid Hachri, Abdelouahab Belmadani, Awad Mataria and Maryam Bigdeli
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:114
  35. There is no standardised protocol for developing clinically relevant guideline questions. We aimed to create such a protocol and to apply it to developing a new guideline.

    Authors: Samantha Chakraborty, Bianca Brijnath, Jacinta Dermentzis and Danielle Mazza
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:113
  36. Rapid reviews (RRs) are useful products to healthcare policy-makers and other stakeholders, who require timely evidence. Therefore, it is important to assess how well RRs convey useful information in a format ...

    Authors: Chantelle Garritty, Candyce Hamel, Mona Hersi, Claire Butler, Zarah Monfaredi, Adrienne Stevens, Barbara Nussbaumer-Streit, Wei Cheng and David Moher
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:112
  37. Over the past decade, Research Translation Centres (RTCs) have been established in many countries. These centres (sometimes referred to as Academic Health Science Centres) are designed to bring universities an...

    Authors: Tracy Robinson, Helen Skouteris, Prue Burns, Angela Melder, Cate Bailey, Charlotte Croft, Dmitrios Spyridonidis and Helena Teede
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:111
  38. Healthcare policy-makers are expected to develop ‘evidence-based’ policies. Yet, studies have consistently shown that, like clinical practitioners, they need to combine many varied kinds of evidence and inform...

    Authors: John Gabbay, Andrée le May, Catherine Pope, Emer Brangan, Ailsa Cameron, Jonathan H. Klein and Lesley Wye
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:110
  39. The Evidence-informed Policy Network (EVIPNet) is one of the key mechanisms introduced by WHO to reduce the research-to-policy gap. EVIPNet Europe was launched in 2012. We evaluated the performance and achieve...

    Authors: Louise Lester, Michelle M. Haby, Evelina Chapman and Tanja Kuchenmüller
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:109
  40. Sex and gender considerations are understood as essential components of knowledge translation in the design, implementation and reporting of interventions. Integrating sex and gender ensures more relevant evid...

    Authors: Amédé Gogovor, Tatyana Mollayeva, Cole Etherington, Angela Colantonio and France Légaré
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:108
  41. Self-care interventions and remote care offer innovative and equitable ways to strengthen access to sexual and reproductive health services. Self-isolation during COVID-19 provided the opportunity for obstetri...

    Authors: A. Metin Gülmezoglu, Anne Ammerdorffer, Manjulaa Narasimhan, Alyce N. Wilson, Joshua P. Vogel, Lale Say and Özge Tunçalp
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:107

    The Correction to this article has been published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:119

  42. There have been claims that health research is not satisfactorily addressing healthcare challenges. A specific area of concern is the adequacy of the mechanisms used to plan investments in health research. How...

    Authors: Cristina Morciano, Maria Cristina Errico, Carla Faralli and Luisa Minghetti
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:106
  43. Mali, like the rest of the world, has seen a rapid spread of COVID-19 since the first report of imported cases. Despite being a low-income country, Mali has leveraged scientific research resources via coordina...

    Authors: Seydou Doumbia, Ydrissa Sow, Mahamadou Diakite and Chuen-Yen Lau
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:105
  44. The translation of biomedical research discoveries into clinical practice is marked by extended timelines (averaging 17 years) and multiple sequential process steps. However, even after a drug, device, diagnos...

    Authors: Jason H. Pitzen, Heidi L. Dieter, Darren L. Gronseth, Amber K. Dahl, Venessa L. Boyle, Tharana Maran, C. Michel Harper Jr and Gregory J. Gores
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:104
  45. To explore the health research capacity (HRC) and factors associated with professional and technical personnel (PTP) in a first-class tertiary hospital in northwest China.

    Authors: Peijing Yan, Yongfeng Lao, Zhenxing Lu, Xu Hui, Biao Zhou, Xinyu Zhu, Xiaojie Chen, Li Li, Zixuan Wang, Min Zhang and Kehu Yang
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:103
  46. Irrational prescribing has received increasing attention among policy-makers to improve drug safety and effectiveness while avoiding economic waste. The policies intended to rationalise prescribing have been g...

    Authors: Alexandru M. Rotar, Michael J. van den Berg and Niek S. Klazinga
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:102
  47. Community organisations and community members are increasingly being involved in health research projects worldwide as part of the engagement movement. Achieving deeper forms of community engagement like partn...

    Authors: Bridget Pratt, Tanya Seshadri and Prashanth N. Srinivas
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:101
  48. Although values underpin the goals pursued in health systems, including how health systems benefit the population, it is often not clear how values are incorporated into policy decision-making about health sys...

    Authors: C. Marcela Vélez, Michael G. Wilson, John N. Lavis, Julia Abelson and Ivan D. Florez
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:100
  49. Capacity for health economics analysis and research is indispensable for evidence-informed allocations of scarce health resources; however, little is known about the experience and capacity strengthening prefe...

    Authors: Adrian Gheorghe, Mohamed Gad, Sharif A. Ismail and Kalipso Chalkidou
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:99
  50. Health researchers and funders are increasingly consulting with stakeholders to set their research agendas but these activities are rarely evaluated. The Cochrane Consumers and Communication Group (CCCG) condu...

    Authors: Anneliese Synnot, Allison Tong, Rebecca Ryan and Sophie Hill
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:98