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Health systems research ‘low priority’ in West Africa


Government funding needed to bridge gap between research and policy, study says

West African countries need to urgently invest in health policy and systems research, a paper by seven authors from the region has argued.

The paper, published on 10 November in Public Health Research and Practice, surveyed decision-makers and research leaders in nine countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone.

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