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Table 2 Health Research Priorities

From: Health Research Profile to assess the capacity of low and middle income countries for equity-oriented research

Function Elements & Related indicators Asia CEE Africa Latin America
  Korea Thai B'desh Hung Lithu. Kazak. Mauri. Namib Uganda Chile Ecuad Nicar.
1. Clear national research policy statement? N Y N N Y N N Y Y N Y N/A
2. Are there National Health Research priorities? N/A Y Y Y N N/A N/A N/A N/A N N/A N/A
3. National Health Research agenda? N/A Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N
4. Efforts to align health research with health priorities? N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y
5. Research solving operational problems? N N/A N/A N Y N N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
6. Inequities targeted? N/A Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y N N
7. Research funding for maximum social benefit? N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y N N N
8. Community, stakeholder participation? N/A N Y N N N Y Y N/A Y N N
9. Balance of spending on general fields of research. N/A Beh 28% Bio 46% Sys 20% Beh 2% Bio 13% Sys 14% Beh 3% Sys 17% Bio 80% Bio 75% Sys 5% Beh 20% Bio majority N/A Beh 2% Sys 98% N/A Beh 14% Bio 85% Sys 1% Bio 30% Sys 13% N/A Public Health 51%
  1. CEE: Central and Eastern Europe; Thai: Thailand, B'desh: Bangladesh, Hung: Hungary, Lithu: Lithuania, Kazak: Kazakhstan, Mauri: Mauritius, Namib: Namibia, Ecuad: Ecuador, Nicar: Nicaragua, Beh: behavioural; Bio: biomedical; Sys: Health systems, Rs: Researchers, PMs: prime minister, ENHR: Essential national health research