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Table 1 Indicators assessed under the four different objectives

From: Strengthening national health research systems in the WHO African Region – progress towards universal health coverage

ObjectiveIndicators
Strengthening research Governance• Countries with valid health research policies, strategic plans, and priority lists• Countries with legislation on R4H• All countries with national or institutional ethics review committees• At least 80% of countries have a national or institutional ethics review committee assessing & providing feedback within 3 months.
Creating & sustaining resources• Countries with a health research promoting unit within the MOH• Countries with universities/colleges that have a training programme in health research• Countries with a national health research institute/council
Producing and using health research• Countries with a R & D coordination mechanism• Each country to increase the number of articles published in peer reviewed journals byat least 30%.• Countries with a knowledge translation platform
Financing health research• Countries that have a dedicated budget line for R4H• Countries investing at least 2% of the national health budget in R4H• Countries investing at least 5% of health sector development assistance in R4H• Countries regularly tracking R4H spending from all sources
  1. Source: WHO/AFRO [6]