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Policy Forum

Building the Field of Health Policy and Systems Research: An Agenda for Action

  • Sara Bennett mail,

    sbennett@jhsph.edu

    Affiliation: Health Systems Program, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Irene Akua Agyepong,

    Affiliation: Ghana Health Service, Accra, Ghana and University of Ghana School of Public Health, Legon, Ghana

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  • Kabir Sheikh,

    Affiliation: Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India

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  • Kara Hanson,

    Affiliation: Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Freddie Ssengooba,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

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  • Lucy Gilson

    Affiliations: Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Published: August 30, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001081
  • Published in PLOS Medicine

About the Authors

Sara Bennett
Health Systems Program, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Irene Akua Agyepong
Ghana Health Service, Accra, Ghana and University of Ghana School of Public Health, Legon, Ghana
Kabir Sheikh
Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India
Kara Hanson, Lucy Gilson
Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Freddie Ssengooba
School of Public Health, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Lucy Gilson
School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Corresponding Author

Email: sbennett@jhsph.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: SB IA KS KH FS LG. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: SB IA KS KH FS LG. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: SB IA KS KH FS LG. Agree with manuscript′s results and conclusions: SB IA KS KH FS LG.