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Evidence-Based Priority Setting for Health Care and Research: Tools to Support Policy in Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health in Africa

  • Igor Rudan mail,

    igor.rudan@ed.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Global Health Academy and Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh Medical School, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, Croatian Centre for Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Split, Soltanska, Split, Croatia

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  • Lydia Kapiriri,

    Affiliation: Department of Health, Aging and Society, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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  • Mark Tomlinson,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa

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  • Manuela Balliet,

    Affiliation: Global Health Academy and Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh Medical School, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

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  • Barney Cohen,

    Affiliation: Committee on Population, United States National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Mickey Chopra

    Affiliation: UNICEF, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: July 13, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000308
  • Published in PLOS Medicine

About the Authors

Igor Rudan, Manuela Balliet
Global Health Academy and Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh Medical School, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Igor Rudan
Croatian Centre for Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Split, Soltanska, Split, Croatia
Lydia Kapiriri
Department of Health, Aging and Society, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Mark Tomlinson
Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Barney Cohen
Committee on Population, United States National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., United States of America
Mickey Chopra
UNICEF, New York, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: igor.rudan@ed.ac.uk

Competing Interests

IR, LK, MT, and MC have all been involved in the development and implementation of the CHNRI methodology. IR and MC have been consultants of Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative of the Global Forum of Health Research while developing the CHNRI methodology. The other coauthors have no competing interests to declare.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: IR LK MT MB BC MC. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: IR LK MT MB BC MC. Designed the experiments/the study: MT. Wrote the first draft of the paper: IR LK. Contributed to the writing of the paper: IR LK MT MB BC MC.