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BMC Health Services Research

Volume 16 Supplement 4

Health policy dialogue: lessons from Africa

Research

Publication of this supplement has been supported by the WHO Africa Regional Office. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

Edited by Juliet Nabyonga-Orem, Martin Ota, Aziza Mwisongo and Joses Muthuri Kirigia.

  1. Content type: Research

    A number of Global health initiatives (GHIs) have been created to support low and middle income countries. Their support has been of different forms. The African Region has benefitted immensely from GHIs and c...

    Authors: Aziza Mwisongo, Alice Ntamwishimiro Soumare and Juliet Nabyonga-Orem

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16(Suppl 4):223

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  2. Content type: Debate

    This paper has three objectives: to review the health development landscape in the World Health Organization African Region, to discuss the role of health policy dialogue in improving harmonisation and alignme...

    Authors: Juliet Nabyonga-Orem, Delanyo Dovlo, Aku Kwamie, Ade Nadege, Wang Guangya and Joses Muthuri Kirigia

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16(Suppl 4):217

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    Countries in the World Health Organization African Region have witnessed an increase in global health initiatives in the recent past. Although these have provided opportunities for expanding coverage of health...

    Authors: Juliet Nabyonga-Orem, Kevin Ousman, Yolanda Estrelli, Adzodo K. M. Rene, Zina Yakouba, Mesfin Gebrikidane, Drave Mamoud and Aku Kwamie

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16(Suppl 4):218

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  4. Content type: Debate

    Majority of the countries in the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region are not on track to achieve the health-related Millennium Development Goals, yet even more ambitious Sustainable Development Goal...

    Authors: Joses Muthuri Kirigia, Juliet Nabyonga-Orem and Delanyo Yao Tsidi Dovlo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16(Suppl 4):221

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  5. Content type: Debate

    The Global Forum 2015 panel session dialogue entitled “From evidence to policy – thinking outside the box” was held on 26 August 2015 in the Philippines to debate why evidence was not fully translated into pol...

    Authors: Joses Muthuri Kirigia, Charles Ok Pannenborg, Luis Gabriel Cuervo Amore, Hassen Ghannem, Carel IJsselmuiden and Juliet Nabyonga-Orem

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16(Suppl 4):215

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  6. Content type: Research

    In the last decade participatory approaches have gained prominence in policy-making, becoming the focus of good policy-making processes. Policy dialogue is recognised as an important aspect of policy-making am...

    Authors: Juliet Nabyonga-Orem, Mesfin Gebrikidane and Aziza Mwisongo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16(Suppl 4):219

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    Policy processes that yield good outcomes are inherently complex, requiring interactions of stakeholders in problem identification, generation of political will and selection of practical solutions. To make po...

    Authors: Delanyo Dovlo, Juliet Nabyonga-Orem, Yolanda Estrelli and Aziza Mwisongo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16(Suppl 4):216

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  8. Content type: Research

    Policy-making is a dynamic process involving the interplay of various factors. Power and its role are some of its core components. Though power exerts a profound role in policy-making, empirical evidence sugge...

    Authors: Aziza Mwisongo, Juliet Nabyonga-Orem, Theodore Yao and Delanyo Dovlo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16(Suppl 4):213

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  9. Content type: Research

    Policy dialogue can be defined as an iterative process that involves a broad range of stakeholders discussing a particular issue with a concrete purpose in mind. Policy dialogue in health is increasingly being...

    Authors: Nadege Ade, Adzodo Réne, Mara Khalifa, Kevin Ousman Babila, Martin Ekeke Monono, Elongo Tarcisse and Juliet Nabyonga-Orem

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16(Suppl 4):220

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