Special Journal Supplement on Leading Health Systems Change in Cent. & W/Africa Launched

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On Monday, 31st October 2022, the Special Journal Supplement in the Ghana Medical Journal on Leading Health Systems Change through Research from Within: The West and Central African Experience was launched during the Seventh Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Bogota, Columbia.

The supplement features 14 articles from early to mid-career researchers in West and Central Africa addressing pressing health problems collaboratively and to strengthen health policies and systems within.

The journal supplement is categorised into three interrelated themes namely:

(1) strengthening an enabling health policy and systems research (HPSR) environment

(2) generating evidence, and

(3) using evidence to inform policy, program design and implementation.

The articles in the supplement were edited by Irene Agyepong of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, Public Health Faculty and Dodowa Health Research Center, Independent Consultant – Sue Goldt, Emilie Pigeon-Gagne of the University of Montreal and Mary Amoakoah Coleman of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana.

The special supplement has been made possible with funding from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Canada under IDRC Grant Centre file # 108237 (West and Central African Partnership for Maternal, New-born Child and Adolescent health).

Find the articles in the Special Journal Supplement here.