Implementation Research Platform

Bringing effective innovations to practice through research

Despite the existence of proven solutions and increased support at national and international levels, progress in improving reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health has been unacceptably slow, as have efforts to address HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria. Implementation research can play an important role in facilitating the delivery of existing interventions to save lives, prevent and treat illness, and maximize the impact of health expenditures.

The Implementation Research Platform (IRP) brings together partners within WHO that are dedicated to fulfilling this need and tackling the challenges of implementing existing and new research findings in real-world settings. Together partners are:

  • Supporting the generation and use of country-led implementation research to derive lessons on best ways of scaling up interventions
  • Facilitating the use of evidence in decision-making related to scale-up processes
  • Strengthening the capacity to conduct implementation research

The Alliance HPSR hosts the Implementation Research Platform in collaboration with:

  • Department for HIV/AIDS (HIV)
  • Department for Immunizations, Vaccines and Biologicals (IVB)
  • Department for the Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, and Injury Prevention (NVI)
  • Department for Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCA) of the World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Department for Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD)
  • Department of Public Health and Environmental and Social Determinants of Health (PHE)
  • The Special Programme for Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP)
  • The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR)
  • The WHO Ethics Review Committee

For a full list of current activities supported by IRP partners, please see the following links.

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