Research policy

World Report on Knowledge for Better Health


Sources for interesting numbers

Primary sources have been cited as far as possible. In some cases, secondary sources are indicated in the absence of more definitive information on the origin of the numbers.

Chapter 1-Learning to improve health

  • (1)www.who.int/reproductive-health/global_monitoring/data; (2) Beyond the numbers-reviewing maternal deaths and complications to make pregnancy safer. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2003; (3) Maternal mortality in 2000-estimates developed by WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2004.
  • Jones G et al. How many child deaths can we prevent this year? Lancet, 2003, 362:65-71.
  • Sieving P (NIH Library, Bethesda, MD, USA). Personal communication.
  • Horton R. Medical journals: evidence of bias against the diseases of poverty. Lancet, 2003, 361:712-713.
  • Nua Internet Surveys

Chapter 2-Towards a scientific basis for health systems

  • Joint Learning Initiative in Human Resources for Health and Development Working for Health: a Strategy Report. New York, NY, in press.
  • The World Health Report 2003: Shaping the future. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2003 (pp.119-120).
  • The World Health Report 2003: Shaping the future. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2003 (p.117).
  • Strengthening Health Systems: The role and promise of policy and systems research, Geneva, Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, 2004.
  • The 10/90 report on health research, 2003-2004. Geneva, Global Forum for Health Research, 2004.

Chapter 3-Strengthening health research systems

  • WHO Health Research System Analyses Team and Project Group: Preliminary Results, 2004.
  • Linkov F (University of Pittsburgh, USA), Zielinski C (Alliance for Health Policy & Systems Research, Geneva, Switzerland). Personal communication.
  • WHO Health Research System Analyses Team and Project Group: Preliminary Results, 2004.
  • (i) Meeting essential manpower needs. Geneva, International Organization for Migration (IOM), 2001; (ii) Brain drain costly, African report says, International Herald Tribune, October 18, 2001.
  • The 10/90 report on health research, 2003-2004. Geneva, Global Forum for Health Research, 2004.

Chapter 4-Linking research to action

  • Berwick DM. Disseminating innovations in health care. Journal of the American Medical Association, 2003, 289:1969-1975.
  • Crossing the quality chasm: a new health system for the 21st century. Washington, DC, Institute of Medicine, 2001.
  • Batt K et al. The costs, effects and cost-effectiveness of strategies to increase coverage of routine immunizations in low- and middle-income countries: systematic review of the grey literature. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2004, 82:689-696.
  • ASPAC Collaborative Group. Asia-Pacific Collaboration on Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factor Intervention: Study Design and Methods. Heart, Lung and Circulation 2001; 10: 24-29.
  • Phililips H. Malarial onslaught sparks call to arms. New Scientist, September 25, 2004, 8-9.
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