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Table 1 Research-policy engagement groups and strategies

From: The challenge of bridging the gap between researchers and policy makers: experiences of a Health Policy Research Group in engaging policy makers to support evidence informed policy making in Nigeria

Type of research-policy engagement Strategies Project name Citation Date of conduct Geographic location Main focus
Policy maker-initiated empirical research studies Policymakers and stakeholders seeking evidence from researchers (S1) Examining appropriate diagnosis and treatment of malaria: availability and use of RDTs and ACTs in public and private health facilities in south east Nigeria Benjamin SC Uzochukwu, Lausdels O Chiegboka, Chibuike Enwereuzo et al. Examining appropriate diagnosis and treatment of malaria: availability and use of rapid diagnostic tests and artemisinin-based combination therapy in public and private health facilities in south east Nigeria. BMC Public Health 2010, 10:486 2009 Enugu Malaria Diagnosis
Willingness to pay and benefit-cost analysis of modern contraceptives in Nigeria Onwujekwe O, Ogbonna C, Ibe O, Uzochukwu B (2013). Willingness to pay and benefit-cost analysis of modern contraceptives in Nigeria: an equity analysis. International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 122(2): 94–98. 2013 Enugu Family Planning
Involving stakeholders in designing objectives of a research and throughout the research period (S2) Promoting universal financial protection: constraints and enabling factors in scaling-up coverage with social health insurance in Nigeria. Chima Onoka, Obinna Onwujekwe, Benjamin SC Uzochukwu, Nkoli Ezumah. Health Research Policy and Systems 06/2013; 11(1):20. DOI: 10.1186/1478-4505-11-20 2012 Enugu and Abuja National Health Insurance
   Establishment of Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E) systems for the Anambra Malaria Control Booster Project (MCBP) Onwujekwe OE & Uzochukwu BSC.
Establishment of Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E) systems for the Anambra Malaria Control Booster Project (MCBP). Project Report
2009–2011 Anambra Monitoring and Evaluation
Projects directly addressing GRIPP itself Facilitating policy maker-researcher engagement in best ways of using research findings to influence policy and practice (S3) The PREVIEW (Policy Research EVIdence for Effective Working of the Nigerian health systems) project- Concept and implementation Onwujekwe O, Uzochukwu B. 2013. Policy Research Evidence for Effective Working of the Health Systems. Technical Report, Nigerian Academy of Science. www.nas.org 2011/2012 Lagos Policy maker-Researcher engagement
Researcher-initiated empirical research studies Active dissemination of own research findings to relevant stakeholders and policymakers (S4) CBHI Scheme in Anambra state, Nigeria: an analysis of policy development, implementation and equity effects. (S4) BSC Uzochukwu, OE Onwujekwe, S Eze, E Nkoli, EN Obikeze and CA Onoka. Community Based Health Insurance Scheme in Anambra state, Nigeria: an analysis of policy development, implementation and equity effects.
(www.crehs.lshtm.ac.uk
2006/2007 Anambra Community-based health insurance policy
An assessment of policy development and implementation process of District Health System in Enugu state, Nigeria. (S4) BSC Uzochukwu, OE Onwujekwe, S Eze, E Nkoli, EN Obikeze and CA Onoka An assessment of policy development and implementation process of District Health System in Enugu state, Nigeria
(www.crehs.lshtm.ac.uk
2006/2007 Enugu Decentralization System