Author Archives: Health Research Policy and Systems

Towards fair and effective North–South collaboration: realising a programme for demand-driven…

At the turn of the 90s, studies showed that health research contributed little to health and development in low- and middle-income countries because it was oriented towards international priorities and dominat…

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The many meanings of evidence: a comparative analysis of the forms and roles of evidence within…

Discussions within the health community routinely emphasise the importance of evidence in informing policy formulation and implementation.

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Why European and United States drug regulators are not speaking with one voice on…

Relenza represents the first neuraminidase inhibitor (NI), a class of drugs that also includes the drug Tamiflu.

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Institutional capacity to generate and use evidence in LMICs: current state and opportunities…

Evidence-informed decision-making for health is far from the norm, particularly in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

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A ‘Grantathon’ model to mentor new investigators in mental health research

There is a critical gap between needs and available resources for mental health treatment across the world, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

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Building capacity for medical education research in family medicine: the Program for Innovation…

Despite the apparent benefits to teaching, many faculty members are reluctant to participate in medical education research (MER) for a variety of reasons.

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A critical appraisal of guidelines used for management of severe acute malnutrition in South…

Focusing on healthcare referral processes for children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in South Africa, this paper discusses the comprehensiveness of documents (global and national) that guide the country…

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Evidence-based decision-making for diagnostic and therapeutic methods: the changing landscape…

This article examines the current status and most important changes over time to the legislative framework on the health technology assessment-informed decision-making process on diagnostic and therapeutic ‘me…

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Building a bright, evidence-informed future: a conversation starter from the incoming editors

Health Research and Policy Systems (HARPS) has gone from strength to strength since it was established in 2003.

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Identifying research priorities for public health research to address health inequalities: use…

In the funding of health research and public health research it is vital that research questions posed are important and that funded research meets a research need or a gap in evidence.

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‘Knowledge for better health’ revisited – the increasing significance of health research…

How can nations organise research investments to obtain the best bundle of knowledge and the maximum level of improved health, spread as equitably as possible?

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Generating demand for and use of evaluation evidence in government health ministries: lessons…

The Demand-Driven Evaluations for Decisions (3DE) programme was piloted in Zambia and Uganda in 2012–2015.

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How do we define the policy impact of public health research? A systematic review

In order to understand and measure the policy impact of research we need a definition of research impact that is suited to the task.

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Non-communicable diseases: mapping research funding organisations, funding mechanisms and…

Evidence shows that territorial borders continue to have an impact on research collaboration in Europe.

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