Operational research in low-income countries: what, why, and how?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/88061
Title:
Operational research in low-income countries: what, why, and how?
Authors:
Zachariah, Rony; Harries, Anthony D; Ishikawa, Nobukatsu; Rieder, Hans L; Bissell, Karen; Laserson, Kayla; Massaquoi, M; Van Herp, Micheal; Reid, Tony
Journal:
The Lancet Infectious Diseases
Abstract:
Operational research is increasingly being discussed at institutional meetings, donor forums, and scientific conferences, but limited published information exists on its role from a disease-control and programme perspective. We suggest a definition of operational research, clarify its relevance to infectious-disease control programmes, and describe some of the enabling factors and challenges for its integration into programme settings. Particularly in areas where the disease burden is high and resources and time are limited, investment in operational research and promotion of a culture of inquiry are needed so that health care can become more efficient. Thus, research capacity needs to be developed, specific resources allocated, and different stakeholders (academic institutions, national programme managers, and non-governmental organisations) brought together in promoting operational research.
Affiliation:
Operational Research Unit, Medical Department, Brussels Operational Centre, Médecins Sans Frontières, Brussels, Belgium. zachariah@internet.lu
Issue Date:
Nov-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/88061
DOI:
10.1016/S1473-3099(09)70229-4
PubMed ID:
19850229
Language:
en
ISSN:
1474-4457
Appears in Collections:
Research Methods

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dc.contributor.authorZachariah, Ronyen
dc.contributor.authorHarries, Anthony Den
dc.contributor.authorIshikawa, Nobukatsuen
dc.contributor.authorRieder, Hans Len
dc.contributor.authorBissell, Karenen
dc.contributor.authorLaserson, Kaylaen
dc.contributor.authorMassaquoi, Men
dc.contributor.authorVan Herp, Michealen
dc.contributor.authorReid, Tonyen
dc.date.accessioned2009-12-15T21:22:40Z-
dc.date.available2009-12-15T21:22:40Z-
dc.date.issued2009-11-
dc.identifier.citationOperational research in low-income countries: what, why, and how? 2009, 9 (11):711-7 Lancet Infect Disen
dc.identifier.issn1474-4457-
dc.identifier.pmid19850229-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S1473-3099(09)70229-4-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/88061-
dc.description.abstractOperational research is increasingly being discussed at institutional meetings, donor forums, and scientific conferences, but limited published information exists on its role from a disease-control and programme perspective. We suggest a definition of operational research, clarify its relevance to infectious-disease control programmes, and describe some of the enabling factors and challenges for its integration into programme settings. Particularly in areas where the disease burden is high and resources and time are limited, investment in operational research and promotion of a culture of inquiry are needed so that health care can become more efficient. Thus, research capacity needs to be developed, specific resources allocated, and different stakeholders (academic institutions, national programme managers, and non-governmental organisations) brought together in promoting operational research.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsPublished by Elsevier Reproduced on this site with permission of Elsevier Ltd. Please see [url]http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf[/url] for further relevant comment.en
dc.subject.meshCommunicable Disease Controlen
dc.subject.meshCommunicable Diseasesen
dc.subject.meshDeveloping Countriesen
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Researchen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.titleOperational research in low-income countries: what, why, and how?en
dc.contributor.departmentOperational Research Unit, Medical Department, Brussels Operational Centre, Médecins Sans Frontières, Brussels, Belgium. zachariah@internet.luen
dc.identifier.journalThe Lancet Infectious Diseasesen

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