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  1. Infertility is a complex and neglected reproductive health issue of global proportions, with varying effects on couples and their relationships. Therefore, international organisations and several countries hav...

    Authors: Bahar Morshed-Behbahani, Minoor Lamyian, Hassan Joulaei and Ali Montazeri

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:5

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  2. Endemic tropical diseases (ETDs) constitute a significant health burden in resource-poor countries. Weak integration of research evidence into policy and practice poses a major challenge to the control of ETDs...

    Authors: Uchenna Ezenwaka, Chinyere Mbachu, Enyi Etiaba, Benjamin Uzochukwu and Obinna Onwujekwe

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:4

    Content type: Research

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  3. While intersectoral collaboration is considered valuable and important for achieving health outcomes, there are few examples of successes. The literature on intersectoral collaboration suggests that success re...

    Authors: Ida Okeyo, Uta Lehmann and Helen Schneider

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:3

    Content type: Research

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  4. Cancer is the third-leading cause of mortality in Kenya, resulting in unique challenges to the country’s health system. An increase in the number of cancer cases in Kenya over the past decade resulted in legis...

    Authors: Louise Kathini Makau-Barasa, Sandra Greene, N. A. Othieno-Abinya, Stephanie B. Wheeler, Asheley Skinner and Antonia V. Bennett

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:2

    Content type: Research

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  5. Promising health interventions tested in pilot studies will only achieve population-wide impact if they are implemented at scale across communities and health systems. Scaling up effective health interventions...

    Authors: Andrew Milat, Karen Lee, Kathleen Conte, Anne Grunseit, Luke Wolfenden, Femke van Nassau, Neil Orr, Padmaja Sreeram and Adrian Bauman

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:1

    Content type: Research

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  6. Repeated, data-driven optimisation processes have been applied in many fields to rapidly transform the performance of products, processes and interventions. While such processes may similarly be employed to en...

    Authors: Luke Wolfenden, Katarzyna Bolsewicz, Alice Grady, Sam McCrabb, Melanie Kingsland, John Wiggers, Adrian Bauman, Rebecca Wyse, Nicole Nathan, Rachel Sutherland, Rebecca Kate Hodder, Maria Fernandez, Cara Lewis, Natalie Taylor, Heather McKay, Jeremy Grimshaw…

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:108

    Content type: Research

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  7. Humanitarian action in crisis zones is fraught with many challenges, including lack of timely and accessible research evidence to inform decision-making about humanitarian interventions. Evidence websites have...

    Authors: Ahmad Firas Khalid, John N. Lavis, Fadi El-Jardali and Meredith Vanstone

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:106

    Content type: Research

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  8. Measurement of what knowledge is taken-up and how that information is used to inform practice and policies can provide an understanding about the effectiveness of knowledge uptake and utilization processes. In...

    Authors: Sneha Shankar, Kelly Skinner, Melody E. Morton Ninomiya and Jasmin Bhawra

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:105

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  9. Health surveillance and survey data are helpful in evidence-informed policy decisions. This study is part of an evaluation of the National Health Examination Survey (NHES) programme in Thailand. This paper foc...

    Authors: Sripen Tantivess, Jomkwan Yothasamut and Wilailak Saengsri

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:104

    Content type: Research

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  10. In this study, we aimed to assess health research funding allocation in South Korea by analysing the relationship between government funding and disease burden in South Korea, specifically focusing on cancers.

    Authors: Ye Lim Jung, Hyoung Sun Yoo and Eun Sun Kim

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:103

    Content type: Research

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  11. Much of the research about Health in All Policies (HiAP) implementation is descriptive, and there have been calls for more evaluative evidence to explain how and why successes and failures have occurred. In th...

    Authors: Lauri Kokkinen, Alix Freiler, Carles Muntaner and Ketan Shankardass

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:102

    Content type: Research

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  12. Among the many barriers to evidence use in decision-making, weak capacity for evidence use has attracted a lot of focus in the last decade. The study aims to inform and enrich ongoing and future efforts to str...

    Authors: Rose N. Oronje, Violet I. Murunga and Eliya M. Zulu

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:101

    Content type: Research

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  13. The importance of linking evidence into practice and policy is recognised as a key pillar of a prudent approach to healthcare; it is of importance to healthcare professionals and decision-makers across the wor...

    Authors: Mala Mann, Amanda Woodward, Annmarie Nelson and Anthony Byrne

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:100

    Content type: Commentary

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  14. Many schemes have been implemented by the government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to provide equity in health service utilisation. Initially, health service utilisations were fully supported by the ...

    Authors: Somdeth Bodhisane and Sathirakorn Pongpanich

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:99

    Content type: Research

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  15. The Health Product Profile Directory (HPPD) is an online database describing 8–10 key characteristics (such as target population, measures of efficacy and dosage) of product profiles for medicines, vaccines, d...

    Authors: R. F. Terry, A. Plasència and J. C. Reeder

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:97

    Content type: Research

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  16. Properly implemented evidence-based clinical and public health guidelines can improve patient outcomes. WHO has been a major contributor to guideline development, publishing more than 250 guidelines on various...

    Authors: Zhicheng Wang, Quinn Grundy, Lisa Parker and Lisa Bero

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:96

    Content type: Research

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  17. In 2006, the research and development (R&D) activity of England’s national healthcare system, the National Health Service, was reformed. A National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) was established within t...

    Authors: Paul Atkinson, Sally Sheard and Tom Walley

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:95

    Content type: Research

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  18. The impact of policy ambiguity on implementation is a perennial concern in policy circles. The degree of ambiguity of policy goals and the means to achieve them influences the likelihood that a policy will be ...

    Authors: Jenna M. Evans, Karen S. Palmer, Adalsteinn D. Brown, Husayn Marani, Kirstie K. Russell, Danielle Martin and Noah M. Ivers

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:94

    Content type: Commentary

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  19. Identifying and addressing research gaps on the implementation of free maternal healthcare financing policies and the quality of service delivery in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is essential in ensuring continuous...

    Authors: Monica Ansu-Mensah, Tahiru Mohammed, Roseline H. Udoh, Vitalis Bawontuo and Desmond Kuupiel

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:93

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  20. Integrated knowledge translation describes the process of partnered research between different stakeholders with the goal of producing research that ultimately achieves a greater impact when put into practice....

    Authors: Shannon L. Sibbald, Hosung Kang and Ian D. Graham

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:92

    Content type: Research

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  21. Research co-production is about doing research with those who use it. This approach to research has been receiving increasing attention from research funders, academic institutions, researchers and even the pu...

    Authors: Ian D. Graham, Chris McCutcheon and Anita Kothari

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:88

    Content type: Editorial

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  22. Although important syntheses and theoretical works exist in relation to understanding the organisational factors that facilitate research use, these contributions differ in their scope and object of study as w...

    Authors: Mette Winge Jakobsen, Leena Eklund Karlsson, Thomas Skovgaard and Arja R. Aro

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:90

    Content type: Review

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  23. Translating research evidence from global guidance into policy can help strengthen health systems. A workbook was developed to support the contextualization of the WHO’s ‘Optimizing health worker roles to impr...

    Authors: Elizabeth Alvarez, John N. Lavis, Melissa Brouwers, Gloria Carmona Clavijo, Nelson Sewankambo, Lely Solari and Lisa Schwartz

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:89

    Content type: Research

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  24. Healthcare redesign, based on building collaborative capacity between academic and clinical partners, should create a method to facilitate flow between the key elements of health service improvement. However, ...

    Authors: Sarah Jane Prior, Carey Mather, Andrea Miller and Steven Campbell

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:87

    Content type: Commentary

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  25. This systematic review aimed to identify and critically assess available instruments for the analysis of national-level physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviour (SB) policies and provide recommendations ...

    Authors: Bojana Klepac Pogrmilovic, Grant O’Sullivan, Karen Milton, Stuart J. H. Biddle and Zeljko Pedisic

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:86

    Content type: Review

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  26. Progress towards universal health coverage requires health policies and systems that are informed by contextualised and actionable research. Many challenges impede the uptake of evidence to enhance health poli...

    Authors: Etienne V. Langlois, Arielle Mancuso, Vanessa Elias and Ludovic Reveiz

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:85

    Content type: Research

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  27. Innovation has the potential to improve the quality of care and health service delivery, but maximising the reach and impact of innovation to achieve large-scale health system transformation remains understudi...

    Authors: Élizabeth Côté-Boileau, Jean-Louis Denis, Bill Callery and Meghan Sabean

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:84

    Content type: Review

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  28. Canada has been referred to as the land of ‘perpetual pilot projects’. Effective innovations often remain small in scale, with limited impact on health systems. Several innovations have been developed in Canad...

    Authors: Mylaine Breton, Mélanie Ann Smithman, Clare Liddy, Erin Keely, Gerard Farrell, Alexander Singer, Catherine Lamoureux-Lamarche, Maxine Dumas Pilon, Véronique Nabelsi, Isabelle Gaboury, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Carolyn Steele Gray, Jay Shaw, Catherine Hudon, Kris Aubrey-Bassler, Justin Gagnon…

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:83

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  29. Intermediaries are organisations or programmes that work between policy-makers and service providers to facilitate effective implementation of evidence-informed policies, programmes and practices. A number of ...

    Authors: Heather L. Bullock and John N. Lavis

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:82

    Content type: Research

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  30. There is widespread and growing interest in designing and implementing social health insurance schemes (SHIS) across many low- and middle-income countries as a means to improve financial protection and achieve...

    Authors: Yewande Kofoworola Ogundeji, Kelechi Ohiri and Azara Agidani

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:81

    Content type: Review

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  31. To support AIDS service organisations and other community-based organisations’ use of research evidence to inform HIV-related programmes, services and policies, the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) develop...

    Authors: Michelle Camilleri, David Gogolishvili, Danielle L. Giliauskas, Jason Globerman and Michael Wilson

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:80

    Content type: Research

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  32. Interest in value-based healthcare, generally defined as providing better care at lower cost, has grown worldwide, and learning health systems (LHSs) have been proposed as a key strategy for improving value in...

    Authors: Matthew Menear, Marc-André Blanchette, Olivier Demers-Payette and Denis Roy

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:79

    Content type: Research

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  33. It was highlighted that the original article [1] contained an error in the Methods section, specifically in Study Section. The number urban health centres should be 72 instead of 6. This Correction article sho...

    Authors: Sandul Yasobant, Walter Bruchhausen, Deepak Saxena and Timo Falkenberg

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:78

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:124

  34. WHO has recognised the need to ensure that guideline processes are transparent and evidence based, and that the resulting recommendations are relevant and applicable. Along with decision-making criteria that r...

    Authors: Soo Downe, Kenneth W. Finlayson, Theresa A. Lawrie, Simon A. Lewin, Claire Glenton, Sarah Rosenbaum, María Barreix and Özge Tunçalp

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:76

    Content type: Research

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    The Research to this article has been published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:74

    The Research to this article has been published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:75

  35. WHO has recognised the need to improve its guideline methodology to ensure that guideline decision-making processes are transparent and evidence based, and that the resulting recommendations are relevant and a...

    Authors: Simon Lewin, Claire Glenton, Theresa A. Lawrie, Soo Downe, Kenneth W. Finlayson, Sarah Rosenbaum, María Barreix and Özge Tunçalp

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:75

    Content type: Research

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    The Research to this article has been published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:74

    The Research to this article has been published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:76

  36. This is the third in a series of three papers describing the use of qualitative evidence syntheses (QES) to inform the development of clinical and health systems guidelines. WHO has recognised the need to impr...

    Authors: Claire Glenton, Simon Lewin, Theresa A. Lawrie, María Barreix, Soo Downe, Kenneth W. Finlayson, Tigest Tamrat, Sarah Rosenbaum and Özge Tunçalp

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:74

    Content type: Research

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    The Research to this article has been published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:75

    The Research to this article has been published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:76

  37. The Sanitation and Hygiene Applied Research for Equity (SHARE) Research Programme consortium is a programme funded by the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) that aims to contribute ...

    Authors: Belen Torondel, Emily Balls, Caroline Cleopatra Chisenga, Save Kumwenda, Elialilia Okello, Sheillah Simiyu, Tracy Morse, Kyla Smith, Jane Mumma, Joseph Banzi, Erik Harvey, Kondwani Chidziwisano, Jenala Chipungu, Heiner Grosskurth, Amani Beda, Saidi Kapiga…

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:77

    Content type: Commentary

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  38. Partnerships between academic researchers and health system leadership are often promoted by health research funding agencies as an important strategy in helping ensure that funded research is relevant and the...

    Authors: Danielle de Moissac, Sarah Bowen, Ingrid Botting, Ian D. Graham, Martha MacLeod, Karen Harlos, Charity Maritim Songok and Monique Bohémier

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:73

    Content type: Research

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  39. As many developed health systems grapple with the reorientation of their systems to those that are commissioning led, consumer engagement has emerged as an important theme. Despite many governments asserting t...

    Authors: Karen Gardner, Helen Dickinson and Katie Moon

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:71

    Content type: Commentary

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  40. Developmental evaluation is a growing area of evaluation practice, advocated for informing the adaptive development of change initiatives in complex social environments. The utilisation focus, complexity persp...

    Authors: Alison Laycock, Jodie Bailie, Veronica Matthews and Ross Bailie

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:70

    Content type: Commentary

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  41. A huge number of people living with HIV/AIDS lives in developing countries. Thus, strengthening health systems in these countries is a prerequisite for improving disease prevention and care. After three decades o...

    Authors: Rahim Khodayari-Zarnaq, Ali Mohammad Mosaddeghrad, Haidar Nadrian, Neda Kabiri and Hamid Ravaghi

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:69

    Content type: Research

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  42. Although enhanced priority-setting for investments in health research for development is essential to tackling inequalities in global health, there is a lack of consensus on an optimal priority-setting process...

    Authors: Mishal S. Khan, Afifah Rahman-Shepherd, Hannah Painter and Helen Fletcher

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:68

    Content type: Research

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  43. Training in biostatistics is important for strengthening capacity in health research. This is particularly true for Africa, where research output in the health sciences has been low. Training initiatives for t...

    Authors: Elena Libhaber, Tobias Chirwa and Beverley Kramer

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:66

    Content type: Research

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  44. Enhancing primary health care (PHC) is considered a policy priority for health systems strengthening due to PHC’s ability to provide accessible and continuous care and manage multimorbidity. Research in PHC of...

    Authors: Ana Belén Espinosa-González, Brendan C. Delaney, Joachim Marti and Ara Darzi

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:65

    Content type: Research

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  45. Local public health service delivery and policy-setting in England was overhauled in 2013, with local government now responsible for the complex tasks involved in protecting and improving population health and...

    Authors: Dylan Kneale, Antonio Rojas-García and James Thomas

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:61

    Content type: Research

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