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Additional reading

Graham ID et al. Lost in knowledge translation: time for a map? Journal of Graham ID et al. Lost in knowledge translation: time for a map? Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions (2006); 26(1): 13–24.

Mercer et al. A randomized controlled trial evaluating the impact of knowledge translation and exchange strategies. Implementation Science (2006); 4(1): 61.

Jones N and Walsh C. Policy briefs as a communication tool for development research. London: Overseas Development Institute; 2008.

Young E and Quinn L. Writing Effective Public Policy Papers: Guide for Policy Advisers in Central and Eastern Europe. Budapest: Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative; 2002.

Hovland I. Making a Difference: M&E of Policy Research. Working Paper 281. London: Overseas Development Institute; 2007.

Ssengooba F et al. Research translation to inform national health policies: learning from multiple perspectives in Uganda. BMC International Health and Human Rights (2011); 11(Suppl. 1): S13.

Assefa D et al. Intensified tuberculosis case finding among people living with the human immunodeficiency virus in a hospital clinic in Ethiopia (Notes from the field). The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (2011); 15(3):411–413.

Is Research Working for You? Hamilton: National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools; 2009).

Nglazi MD et al. Identification of losses to follow-up in a community-based antiretroviral therapy clinic in South Africa using a computerized pharmacy tracking system. BMC Infectious Diseases (2010) 10(1): 329.

Schober JE, Farrington A, and Lacey A. Presenting and disseminating research. Trent: NHS Executive; 1998.

Bennett, Gavin, and Nasreen Jessani, eds. The knowledge translation toolkit: Bridging the know-do gap: A resource for researchers. Ottawa: International Development Research Centre; 2011.

Implementation research for the control of infectious diseases of poverty: Strengthening the evidence base for the access and delivery of new and improved tools, strategies and interventions. Geneva: Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases; 2011.

Datta A and Pellini A. Communicating research: A beginner’s guide for researchers in Vietnam. London: Overseas Development Institute; 2011.