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  1. Obesity and non-communicable diseases are significant public health issues globally and particularly in the Pacific. Poor diet is a major contributor to this issue and policy change is a powerful lever to impr...

    Authors: Gade Waqa, Marj Moodie, Wendy Snowdon, Catherine Latu, Jeremaia Coriakula, Steven Allender and Colin Bell

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:74

    Content type: Research

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  2. In 1982, the Annals of Virology published a paper showing how Liberia has a highly endemic potential of Ebola warning health authorities of the risk for potential outbreaks; this journal is only available by subs...

    Authors: Elise Smith, Stefanie Haustein, Philippe Mongeon, Fei Shu, Valéry Ridde and Vincent Larivière

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:73

    Content type: Research

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  3. Recognising radical shifts in the global health research (GHR) environment, participants in a 2013 deliberative dialogue called for careful consideration of equity-centred principles that should inform Canadia...

    Authors: Katrina Plamondon, Dylan Walters, Sandy Campbell and Jennifer Hatfield

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:72

    Content type: Research

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  4. Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs) are partnerships between healthcare organisations and universities in England. Their mission is to generate novel treatments, technologies, diagnostics and other intervention...

    Authors: Trisha Greenhalgh, Pavel V. Ovseiko, Nick Fahy, Sara Shaw, Polly Kerr, Alexander D. Rushforth, Keith M. Channon and Vasiliki Kiparoglou

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:70

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  5. Chronic diseases are a serious and urgent problem, requiring at-scale, multi-component, multi-stakeholder action and cooperation. Despite numerous national frameworks and agenda-setting documents to coordinate...

    Authors: Sonia Wutzke, Nick Roberts, Cameron Willis, Allan Best, Andrew Wilson and William Trochim

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:69

    Content type: Research

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  6. Indigenous people in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States of America experience disproportionately poor mental health compared to their non-Indigenous counterparts. To optimally allocate resour...

    Authors: Cecily McIntyre, Meredith G. Harris, Amanda J. Baxter, Stuart Leske, Sandra Diminic, Joseph P. Gone, Ernest Hunter and Harvey Whiteford

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:67

    Content type: Research

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  7. As a well-known theory in studying the effective factors on behaviour, the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) is frequently used in evaluating the health behaviour of people and healthcare providers, but rarely...

    Authors: M. H. Imani-Nasab, B. Yazdizadeh, M. Salehi, H. Seyedin and R. Majdzadeh

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:66

    Content type: Research

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  8. The capacity to demand and use research is critical for governments if they are to develop policies that are informed by evidence. Existing tools designed to assess how government officials use evidence in dec...

    Authors: Daniela C. Rodríguez, Connie Hoe, Elina M. Dale, M. Hafizur Rahman, Sadika Akhter, Assad Hafeez, Wayne Irava, Preety Rajbangshi, Tamlyn Roman, Marcela Ţîrdea, Rouham Yamout and David H. Peters

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:65

    Content type: Research

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  9. For 20 years, substantial effort has been devoted to catalyse health policy and systems research (HPSR) to support vulnerable populations and resource-constrained regions through increased funding, institution...

    Authors: Krista M. English and Babak Pourbohloul

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:64

    Content type: Research

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  10. In 2010, the Italian Ministry of Health decided to start the planning process to elaborate the National Plan of Prevention 2010–2012 jointly with the 21 Regions. The National Institute of Health was responsibl...

    Authors: Angela Giusti, Alberto Perra and Flavia Lombardo

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:63

    Content type: Research

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  11. This paper is one of three linked studies that attempts to understand the process of institutionalisation of policy units within Burkina Faso’s health system. It examines the relationships between the existenc...

    Authors: Andre Zida, John N. Lavis, Nelson K. Sewankambo, Bocar Kouyate and Kaelan Moat

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:62

    Content type: Research

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  12. As in other areas of international development, we are witnessing the proliferation of ‘traveling models’ developed by international experts and introduced in an almost identical format across numerous countri...

    Authors: Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan, Aïssa Diarra and Mahaman Moha

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15(Suppl 1):60

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  13. The many forms of healthcare fee exemptions implemented in Burkina Faso since the 2000s have varied between total exemption (free) and cost subsidisation. This article examines both options, their contextual v...

    Authors: Maurice Yaogo

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15(Suppl 1):58

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  14. The need for locally-driven, locally-generated evidence to guide health policy and systems decision-making and implementation in West Africa remains urgent. Thus, health policy and systems research (HPSR) is a...

    Authors: Selina Defor, Aku Kwamie and Irene Akua Agyepong

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15(Suppl 1):55

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  15. Despite improvements over time, West Africa lags behind global as well as sub-Saharan averages in its maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) outcomes. This is despite the availability of an increasing body ...

    Authors: Irene Akua Agyepong, Aku Kwamie, Edith Frimpong, Selina Defor, Abdallah Ibrahim, Genevieve C. Aryeetey, Virgil Lokossou and Issiaka Sombie

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15(Suppl 1):54

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  16. West Africa has adopted numerous strategies to counter maternal and infant mortality, provides national maternal and infant health programmes, and hosts many active technical and financial partners and non-gov...

    Authors: Issiaka Sombie, Aissa Bouwayé, Yves Mongbo, Namoudou Keita, Virgil Lokossou, Ermel Johnson, Laurent Assogba and Xavier Crespin

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15(Suppl 1):53

    Content type: Commentary

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  17. West Africa was the focus of global attention during the Ebola virus disease outbreak, when systemic health system weaknesses compounded a serious emergency and complicated response efforts. Following the cris...

    Authors: Sue Godt, Sharmila Mhatre and Anne-Marie Schryer-Roy

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15(Suppl 1):52

    Content type: Introduction

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  18. Aware of the advantages of a project steering committee (SC) in terms of influencing the development of evidence-based health policies, the West African Health Organisation (WAHO) encouraged and supported the ...

    Authors: Namoudou Keita, Virgil Lokossou, Abdramane Berthe, Issiaka Sombie, Ermel Johnson and Kofi Busia

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15(Suppl 1):50

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  19. The number of maternal deaths in sub-Saharan Africa continues to be overwhelmingly high. In West Africa, Sierra Leone leads the list, with the highest maternal mortality ratio. In 2010, financial barriers were...

    Authors: Manso M. Koroma, Samuel S. Kamara, Evelyn A. Bangura, Mohamed A. Kamara, Virgil Lokossou and Namoudou Keita

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15(Suppl 1):49

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  20. In Nigeria, interest in the evidence-to-policy process is gaining momentum among policymakers involved in maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH). However, numerous gaps exist among policymakers on use of re...

    Authors: Chigozie J. Uneke, Issiaka Sombie, Namoudou Keita, Virgil Lokossou, Ermel Johnson and Pierre Ongolo-Zogo

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15(Suppl 1):48

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  21. The implementation of mobile health (mHealth) projects in low- and middle-income countries raises high and well-documented expectations among development agencies, policymakers and researchers. By contrast, th...

    Authors: Vincent Duclos, Maurice Yé, Kagoné Moubassira, Hamidou Sanou, N. Hélène Sawadogo, Gilles Bibeau and Ali Sié

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15(Suppl 1):47

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  22. Since the Commission on Health Research for Development (COHRED) published its flagship report, more attention has been focused on strengthening national health research systems (NHRS). This paper evaluates th...

    Authors: Issiaka Sombié, Jude Aidam and Gabriela Montorzi

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15(Suppl 1):46

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  23. The Localities Embracing and Accepting Diversity (LEAD) programme was established to improve the health of ethnic minority communities through the reduction of racial discrimination. Local governments in the s...

    Authors: Angeline S. Ferdinand, Yin Paradies and Margaret Kelaher

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:61

    Content type: Research

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  24. The demand to use information and communications technology (ICT) in education and research has grown fast among researchers and educators working in global health. However, access to ICT resources and the cap...

    Authors: Jie Wang, Abu S. Abdullah, Zhenyu Ma, Hua Fu, Kaiyong Huang, Hongping Yu, Jiaji Wang, Le Cai, Huimin He, Jian Xiao, Lisa Quintiliani, Robert H. Friedman and Li Yang

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:59

    Content type: Research

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  25. We assessed the ability of the Manitoba Medical Service Foundation (MMSF, a small not-for-profit foundation affiliated with Manitoba Blue Cross) to determine the best candidates for selection to receive resear...

    Authors: Gregory W. Hammond, Mê-Linh Lê, Tannis Novotny, Stephanie P. B. Caligiuri, Grant N. Pierce and John Wade

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:57

    Content type: Research

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  26. The extent to which routinely collected HIV data from Zambia has been used in peer-reviewed published articles remains unexplored. This paper is an analysis of peer-reviewed articles that utilised routinely co...

    Authors: Tendai Munthali, Patrick Musonda, Paul Mee, Sehlulekile Gumede, Ab Schaap, Alwyn Mwinga, Caroline Phiri, Nathan Kapata, Charles Michelo and Jim Todd

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:51

    Content type: Review

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  27. Health service reconfigurations are of international interest but remain poorly understood. This article focuses on the use of evidence by senior managerial decision-makers involved in the reconfiguration of s...

    Authors: Alec Fraser, Juan I. Baeza and Annette Boaz

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:45

    Content type: Research

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  28. High quality health systems research (HSR) in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS) is essential to guiding the policies and programmes that will improve access to health services and, ultimately, health...

    Authors: Aniek Woodward, Kate Sheahan, Tim Martineau and Egbert Sondorp

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:44

    Content type: Research

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  29. In Burkina Faso, malaria remains the primary cause of healthcare use, morbidity and child mortality. Therefore, efforts are needed to support the knowledge transfer and application of the results of numerous s...

    Authors: Esther Mc Sween-Cadieux, Christian Dagenais, Paul-André Somé and Valéry Ridde

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:43

    Content type: Research

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  30. Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading infectious killer worldwide, with approximately 1.8 million deaths in 2015. While effective treatment exists, implementation of active case finding (ACF) methods to identify pe...

    Authors: Deanna Kerrigan, Nora West, Carrie Tudor, Colleen F. Hanrahan, Limakatso Lebina, Reginah Msandiwa, Lesego Mmolawa, Neil Martinson and David Dowdy

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:42

    Content type: Research

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  31. Explaining policy change is one of the central tasks of contemporary policy analysis. In this article, we examine the changes in infection control policies for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Sou...

    Authors: Trust Saidi, Faatiema Salie and Tania S. Douglas

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:41

    Content type: Research

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  32. The attention to and demand for stronger linkages between research, policy and practice are increasing, especially in fields concerned with sensitive and challenging issues such as sexual and reproductive heal...

    Authors: Billie de Haas and Anke van der Kwaak

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:40

    Content type: Research

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  33. We explored the perceptions of members of the Network for Scientific Support in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health (NetSRH) on North–South–South networking and on constraints and perspectives for Sout...

    Authors: K. Van der Veken, L. Belaid, T. Delvaux and V. De Brouwere

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:39

    Content type: Research

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  34. Health service and systems researchers have developed knowledge translation strategies to facilitate the use of reliable evidence for policy, including rapid response briefs as timely and responsive tools supp...

    Authors: Rhona Mijumbi-Deve, Sarah E. Rosenbaum, Andrew D. Oxman, John N. Lavis and Nelson K. Sewankambo

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:37

    Content type: Research

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  35. The healthcare financing reforms initiated by the Government of Georgia in 2007 have positively affected inpatient service utilisation and enhanced financial protection, especially for the poor, but they have ...

    Authors: George Gotsadze, Wenze Tang, Natia Shengelia and Akaki Zoidze

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:36

    Content type: Research

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  36. There is extensive health and public health literature on the ‘evidence-policy gap’, exploring the frustrating experiences of scientists trying to secure a response to the problems and solutions they raise and...

    Authors: Paul Cairney and Kathryn Oliver

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:35

    Content type: Opinion

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  37. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are an emerging global health concern. Reports have shown that, in Zambia, NCDs are also an emerging problem and the government has begun initiating a policy response. The pres...

    Authors: Mulenga M. Mukanu, Joseph Mumba Zulu, Chrispin Mweemba and Wilbroad Mutale

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:34

    Content type: Research

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  38. In the last decade, Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) has taken strides in research and training to improve healthcare through collaborative training and research programs. However, there...

    Authors: Damalie Nakanjako, Dickens Akena, Dan K. Kaye, James Tumwine, Elialilia Okello, Annettee Nakimuli, Andrew Kambugu, Hazel McCullough, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Moses R. Kamya and Nelson K. Sewankambo

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:33

    Content type: Research

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  39. Operations research (OR) is a discipline that uses advanced analytical methods (e.g. simulation, optimisation, decision analysis) to better understand complex systems and aid in decision-making.

    Authors: Beverly D. Bradley, Tiffany Jung, Ananya Tandon-Verma, Bassem Khoury, Timothy C. Y. Chan and Yu-Ling Cheng

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:32

    Content type: Review

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  40. With massive investment in health-related research, above and beyond investments in the management and delivery of healthcare and public health services, there has been increasing focus on the impact of health...

    Authors: Mark J. Dobrow, Fiona A. Miller, Cy Frank and Adalsteinn D. Brown

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:31

    Content type: Opinion

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  41. Research is a core business of universities globally, and is crucial in the scientific process as a precursor for knowledge uptake and use. We aimed to assess the academic productivity of post-graduate student...

    Authors: E. A. Obuku, J. N. Lavis, A. Kinengyere, D. K. Mafigiri, F. Sengooba, C. Karamagi and N. K. Sewankambo

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:30

    Content type: Research

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  42. Quality and ethics need to be embedded into all areas of research with human participants. Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines are international ethical and scientific quality standards for designing, cond...

    Authors: Patricia Henley, Varalakshmi Elango, Olaf Horstick, Riris Andono Ahmad, Christine Maure, Pascal Launois, Corinne Merle, Jamila Nabieva and Yodi Mahendradhata

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:28

    Content type: Commentary

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  43. This study examined how mental health clinic administrators decided whether or not to adopt evidence-based and other innovative practices by exploring their views of implementation barriers and facilitators an...

    Authors: Lawrence A. Palinkas, Mee Young Um, Chung Hyeon Jeong, Ka Ho Brian Chor, Serene Olin, Sarah M. Horwitz and Kimberly E. Hoagwood

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:27

    Content type: Research

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  44. We sought to analyse the impacts found, and the methods used, in a series of assessments of programmes and portfolios of health research consisting of multiple projects.

    Authors: Steve Hanney, Trisha Greenhalgh, Amanda Blatch-Jones, Matthew Glover and James Raftery

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:26

    Content type: Research

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  45. A recognised research-to-practice gap exists in the health research field of sports injury prevention and safety promotion. There is a need for improved insight into increasing the relevancy, accessibility and...

    Authors: Sheree Bekker, Penny Paliadelis and Caroline F. Finch

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:25

    Content type: Research

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  46. In recognition of the need for long-term planning for global health research, and to inform future global health research priorities, the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DfID) carried ...

    Authors: David Mc Conalogue, Sue Kinn, Jo-Ann Mulligan and Malcolm McNeil

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:24

    Content type: Research

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