Bridging the gap between Research, Policy and Practice

Policy Lesson
8 Jun 2016

There has been a lot of enthusiasm in recent times from various stakeholders and interest groups on the need for more human and material resources to address the numerous health challenges in developing countries. On another hand, the pressure for governments to be more accountable to both their global partners and citizenry explains the urgent need for research-informed policy-decision to address the numerous health problems confronting our people.

Although the three main health research centres in Ghana, namely; Navrongo, Kintampo and Dodowa, which functionally are under the Research and Development Division (RDD) of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) have conducted many studies, only a small fraction of this research has been translated into policy and practice to save lives and reduce poverty.