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dc.contributor.authorBennett, Sara
dc.contributor.authorSsengooba, Freddie
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-17T12:51:27Z
dc.date.available2021-12-17T12:51:27Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationBennett S, Ssengooba F (2010) Closing the Gaps: From Science to Action in Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health in Africa. PLoS Med 7(6): e1000298. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000298en_US
dc.identifier.other10.1371/journal.pmed.1000298
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/740
dc.description.abstractThe previous papers in the PLoS Medicine series [1,2] demonstrate that the technical basis for improving maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) in sub-Saharan Africa is largely known, but too often policy and practice are not well informed by science. There are two distinct aspects to this ‘‘gap.’’ First there is a ‘‘science to policy and practice’’ gap. Accumulated scientific research on the severity of MNCH problems and strategies to promote MNCH has, at least in part, failed to ensure that MNCH reaches the domestic policy agendas of African countries, and stays there. Furthermore, local, context-specific evidence frequently is not applied in planning and programming interventions to address MNCH. Second there is a ‘‘policy to practice’’ gap: even where clear policy commitments to MNCH are made, there may be substantial challenges to getting such policies implemented. These include challenges related to stakeholder management through the implementation process and challenges associated with the negotiation of health system constraints.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherPLoS medicineen_US
dc.subjectClosing the Gapsen_US
dc.subjectScienceen_US
dc.subjectMaternalen_US
dc.subjectNewbornen_US
dc.subjectChild Healthen_US
dc.titleClosing the Gaps: From Science to Action in Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health in Africaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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