Work package 10 - Dissemination of research progress and results

 

Overall objective

To ensure dissemination of the research progress and final results to health officials, health workers and health policy-makers in the 4 partner countries and beyond to the international scientific community.

 

Specific objectives
  • To inform stakeholders (in government institutions and in relevant non-governmental agencies) and the public on a regular basis about the progress of the research;
      
  • To create and use opportunities to share the project progress and results with policy and decision makers, other health officials, programme managers and health workers by organizing seminars and/or developing policy briefs and executive summaries of the research progress and findings; and
       
  • To disseminate the knowledge acquired through this research to the international scientific community.

 

 

Description

From the start of the project, a communication strategy will be developed and implemented. Information on the concept, objectives and progress of the research project will be available and actively distributed on a regular basis. A project-specific website will be designed for this purpose. Other ways to disseminate information are the partners' websites, regular mailings, posters and leaflets. All dissemination options will address all stakeholders, including local communities and women.During the second project management team meeting, the partners will decide on a national dissemination strategy. A strategy on the international dissemination of the research findings and policy implications will be discussed during the third project management team meeting. Final research results, recommendations and lessons learned will be disseminated at different levels:

  • Policy-makers and decision makers in the health sector (ministry of health, international health organizations);
       
  • Key stakeholders (general practitioners, health facilities and their staff, health management and planning coordinators); and
       
  • The (inter)national scientific community.

  

Presentations of results at international conferences or scientific meetings will be encouraged, as well as the publication of the findings in international peer-reviewed journals.

The expected outcome of work package 10 is the publication and dissemination of research progress and research results (e.g. a sustainable, replicable and feasible intervention strategy to improve maternal and newborn health in sub-Saharan Africa), not only to a scientific or technical audience but also to policymakers at local and national level in Africa, Europe and worldwide.