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Sound choices: enhancing capacity fo evidence - informed policy.

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Alliance for Health Systems Research, WHO.
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Geneva, WHO, 2007

This report by the Alliance for HPSR covers new ground in terms of looking at capacity both to generate and apply research evidence. The report not only describes the capacity development challenges for health systems research but also outlines concrete actions that should be pursued to enhance capacity. Action is needed at multiple levels (global, national and sub-national) and by multiple stakeholders (national health leaders, researchers, international funding and development agencies, as well as civil society stakeholders) to achieve the goal of enhanced capacity for HPSR. While achievement of this goal requires considered and coordinated action, the stakes are high: enhanced access, particularly for the poor, to safe and effective health services, depends on it.