What others say about the toolkit

What toolkit workshop participants say

Dr Nurhuda Binto Ismail

With the modelling, I was able to see the bird’s eye view of the research, of the problem, it was not just compartmentalized – by public health, economics, clinical, community – it was everything. In order to get the policy changed, you have to produce all this evidence in one whole picture, not compartmentalized. The compartmentalization is just to ease everyone to work in their own specialities. But when you want to get something done, you have to pull everyone together.

Dr Frederick Dony Jiloris

This is the first time this detail of analysis of the data has been done in terms of what has really been happening in the last 30 years that we have been collecting and implementing in our control programme.

Dr Aftab Ali Akbar Mukhi

I learned there are 3 questions I need to ask each time each time I speak on implementation research: what is happening, was it expected and why is it happening? This is crucial. I see implementation research as a people science, a science of people, it tries to define the dynamics of the behaviors of people and social forces that actually influence the outcome of an intervention. And the forces that cause the intervention to not achieve the desired objectives.

The value of implementation research – hear from workshop facilitators

Dr Isaac K. Nyamongo

I think more and more people are getting interested in this area, especially because we have very successful concepts that have been proven, but when you take them out in the field, they are not as successful as they were in very carefully controlled conditions. So implementers are beginning to ask, why aren’t they so successful? That’s where implementation research comes in.

Dr Robinah Najjemba

Implementation research is taking what has been proven in a small environment, like a smaller city, now you are trying to implement it in a larger city to see if it can work in real life.