Implementation Research Guide

Content Type: Reports
Author(s): WHO, Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, David H. Peters, Nhan T. Tran, Taghreed Adam
Published: March 2013

A key challenge faced by the global health community is how to take proven interventions and implement them in the real world. Affordable, life-saving interventions exist to confront many of the health challenges we face, but there is little understanding of how best to deliver those interventions across the full range of existing health systems and in the wide diversity of possible settings. Our failure to effectively implement interventions carries a price. Each year more than 287,000 women die from complications related to pregnancy and child birth, for example, while approximately 7.6 million children, including 3.1 million newborns, die from diseases that are preventable or treatable with existing interventions.

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