Journal article

Realist evaluation to improve health systems responsiveness to neglected health needs of vulnerable groups in Ghana and Vietnam: Study protocol

Tolib Mirzoev, Ana Manzano, Thi Thu Ha Bui, Irene Akua Agyepong, Thi Hanh Trang Do, Anthony Danso-Appiah, Minh Thi Le, Mary Eyram Ashinyo, Thi Vui Le, Leveana Gyimah, Thai Quynh Chi Nguyen, Lucy Yevoo, Thi Thuy Duong Doan, Elizabeth Awini, Joseph Paul Hicks, Anna Cronin de Chavez, Sumit Kane

PLoS One | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Socio-economic growth in many low and middle-income countries has resulted in more available, though not equitably accessible, healthcare. Such growth has also increased demands from citizens for their health systems to be more responsive to their needs. This paper shares a protocol for the RESPONSE study which aims to understand, co-produce, implement and evaluate context-sensitive interventions to improve health systems responsiveness to health needs of vulnerable groups in Ghana and Vietnam. METHODS: We will use a realist mixed-methods theory-driven case study design, combining quantitative (household survey, secondary analysis of facility data) and qualitative (in-depth inter..

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Grants

Awarded by Joint MRC/ESRC/DFID/Wellcome Health Systems Research Initiative


Funding Acknowledgements

The research protocol reported in this paper received funding from the Joint MRC/ESRC/DFID/Wellcome Health Systems Research Initiative (grant ref: MR/T023481/1).