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Developing research partnerships to bring change: experiences from REACH Trust, Malawi

Nhlema Simwaka, B, Theobald, Sally ORCID:, Mann, Gillian, Salaniponi, F, Banda, H, Nyirenda, L, Bongololo, G, Sanudi, L, Nkonjera, P, Sangala, W, Makwiza, I and Squire, Bertie ORCID: (2006) 'Developing research partnerships to bring change: experiences from REACH Trust, Malawi'. Malawi medical journal, Vol 18, Issue 2, pp. 50-52.

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Drawing on the experiences of REACH Trust, this paper highlights practical lessons of using research processes and outcomes to promote equity in health policy and practice. The REACH Trust is first introduced. Case studies are then used to highlight how REACH Trust has worked in a participatory manner with key stakeholders at community, national and international levels. In addition to participatory working there are a number of cross-cutting themes that facilitate the uptake of research findings which is discussed in turn: (1) multi-disciplinary and multi-method approaches (2) advocating research findings at strategic forums, and (3) the use of strategic frames. In the conclusion it is argued that research has a critical role to play in responding to the urgent need for the Malawian health sector to develop and act on evidence-based practice in a more gender equitable and pro-poor manner.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 20.5 Research (General)
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Clinical Group
Depositing User: Users 379 not found.
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2012 18:22
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2022 11:09


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