This study highlighted the ways in which national political, social and healthcare context impacted upon the interpretation and take up of efficacy, feasibility and cost-effectiveness evidence on cotrimoxazole preventive therapy by national policy makers in Malawi, Uganda and Zambia. In particular, it identified the ways in which the take up or rejection of research evidence is mediated by national healthcare context and the nature of the networks of and links between researchers and policy makers. The findings have been fed back to the research participants in all countries, through meetings and dissemination via e-mail. Several peer reviewed articles have been submitted to international journals, regional and national African journals.
Evidence For Action Case Study No. 10 August 2010, 2 pp.
Case study No. 10. National policy development for cotrimoxazole prophylaxis in Malawi, Uganda and Zambia: the relationship between Context, Evidence and Links