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

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dc.contributor Operational Research Unit, Medical Department, Brussels Operational Centre, Médecins Sans Frontières, Brussels, Belgium. zachariah@internet.lu
dc.creator Zachariah, R
dc.creator Harries, A D
dc.creator Ishikawa, N
dc.creator Rieder, H L
dc.creator Bissell, K
dc.creator Laserson, K
dc.creator Massaquoi, M
dc.creator Van Herp, M
dc.creator Reid, T
dc.date 2009-11
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-31T07:15:44Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-31T07:15:44Z
dc.identifier Operational research in low-income countries: what, why, and how? 2009, 9 (11):711-7 Lancet Infect Dis
dc.identifier 1474-4457
dc.identifier 19850229
dc.identifier 10.1016/S1473-3099(09)70229-4
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10144/88061
dc.identifier http://fieldresearch.msf.org/msf/handle/10144/88061
dc.identifier Lancet Infectious Diseases
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/10144/88061
dc.description 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.
dc.language en
dc.rights Published 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.
dc.title Operational research in low-income countries: what, why, and how?

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