Volume 14 Supplement 1

Uptake and impact of research for evidence-based practice: lessons from the Africa Health Systems Initiative's research component

Research

Edited by Esmé Lanktree, Marc Cohen and Renée Larocque

The publication costs associated with this supplement are funded by Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada and the International Development Research Centre through the Global Health Research Initiative. Articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. Supplement Editor declarations: Esmé Lanktree serves as Program Management Officer with the Global Health Research Initiative. Renée Larocque serves as Senior Program Officer with the Global Health Research Initiative. Marc Cohen serves as Program Officer with the Global Health Research Initiative. The Global Health Research Initiative supported the assembly and publication of this supplement. The views expressed in this supplement are those of the authors and do not represent the views of the Global Health Research Initiative, the International Development Research Centre, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, nor Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada.

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  1. Research

    Drugs for some but not all: inequity within community health worker teams during introduction of integrated community case management

    The Ugandan health system now supports integrated community case management (iCCM) by community health workers (CHWs) to treat young children ill with fever, presumed pneumonia, and diarrhea. During an iCCM pi...

    Hannah Faye G Mercader, Teddy Kyomuhangi, Denise L Buchner, Jerome Kabakyenga and Jennifer L Brenner

    BMC Health Services Research 2014 14(Suppl 1):S1

    Published on: 12 May 2014

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    Introduction of mobile phones for use by volunteer community health workers in support of integrated community case management in Bushenyi District, Uganda: development and implementation process

    A substantial literature suggests that mobile phones have great potential to improve management and survival of acutely ill children in rural Africa. The national strategy of the Ugandan Ministry of Health cal...

    David Katuruba Tumusiime, Gad Agaba, Teddy Kyomuhangi, Jan Finch, Jerome Kabakyenga and Stuart MacLeod

    BMC Health Services Research 2014 14(Suppl 1):S2

    Published on: 12 May 2014

  3. Research

    A quasi-experimental assessment of the effectiveness of the Community Health Strategy on health outcomes in Kenya

    Despite focused health policies and reform agenda, Kenya has challenges in improving households’ situation in poverty and ill health; interventions to address the Millennium Development Goals in maternal and c...

    Rose Olayo, Charles Wafula, Evalyne Aseyo, Constantine Loum and Dan Kaseje

    BMC Health Services Research 2014 14(Suppl 1):S3

    Published on: 12 May 2014

  4. Research

    Perceptions of health stakeholders on task shifting and motivation of community health workers in different socio demographic contexts in Kenya (nomadic, peri-urban and rural agrarian)

    The shortage of health professionals in low income countries is recognized as a crisis. Community health workers are part of a “task-shift” strategy to address this crisis. Task shifting in this paper refers t...

    Beverly Marion Ochieng, Edith Akunja, Nancy Edwards, Diana Mombo, Leah Marende and Dan CO Kaseje

    BMC Health Services Research 2014 14(Suppl 1):S4

    Published on: 12 May 2014

  5. Research

    A randomised controlled trial to investigate effects of enhanced supervision on primary eye care services at health centres in Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania

    Knowledge and skills of primary health care workers (PHCWs) in primary eye care have been demonstrated to be inadequate in several districts of Kenya, Malawi, and Tanzania. We tested whether enhanced supervisi...

    Khumbo Kalua, Michael Gichangi, Ernest Barassa, Edson Eliah, Susan Lewallen and Paul Courtright

    BMC Health Services Research 2014 14(Suppl 1):S6

    Published on: 12 May 2014

  6. Research

    Pilot-testing service-based planning for health care in rural Zambia

    Human resources for health (HRH) planning in Zambia, as in other countries, is often done by comparing current HRH numbers with established posts, without considering whether population health needs are being ...

    Fastone M Goma, Gail Tomblin Murphy, Miriam Libetwa, Adrian MacKenzie, Selestine H Nzala, Clara Mbwili-Muleya, Janet Rigby and Amy Gough

    BMC Health Services Research 2014 14(Suppl 1):S7

    Published on: 12 May 2014

  7. Research

    Supporting middle-cadre health care workers in Malawi: lessons learned during implementation of the PALM PLUS package

    The government of Malawi is committed to the broad rollout of antiretroviral treatment in Malawi in the public health sector; however one of the primary challenges has been the shortage of trained health care ...

    Sumeet Sodhi, Hastings Banda, Damson Kathyola, Martias Joshua, Faye Richardson, Emmay Mah, Hayley MacGregor, Emmanuel Kanike, Sandy Thompson, Lara Fairall, Eric Bateman, Merrick Zwarenstein and Michael J Schull

    BMC Health Services Research 2014 14(Suppl 1):S8

    Published on: 12 May 2014

  8. Research

    Medical and economic benefits of telehealth in low- and middle-income countries: results of a study in four district hospitals in Mali

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of telehealth on 1) the diagnosis, and management in obstetrics and cardiology, 2) health care costs from patients’ perspectives, 3) attendance at health centre...

    Cheick Oumar Bagayoko, Diakaridia Traoré, Laurence Thevoz, Soumahila Diabaté, David Pecoul, Mahamoudane Niang, Georges Bediang, Seydou Tidiane Traoré, Abdrahamane Anne and Antoine Geissbuhler

    BMC Health Services Research 2014 14(Suppl 1):S9

    Published on: 12 May 2014

  9. Research

    Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Kenya: challenges to implementation

    The prevention of mother-to-child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is lauded as one of the more successful HIV prevention measures. However, despite some gains in the prevention of mother-to-...

    Elsabé du Plessis, Souradet Y Shaw, Mary Gichuhi, Larry Gelmon, Bensen B Estambale, Richard Lester, Joshua Kimani and Lisa S Avery

    BMC Health Services Research 2014 14(Suppl 1):S10

    Published on: 12 May 2014