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The Astronomy of Africa’s Health Systems Literature During the MDG Era: Where Are the Systems Clusters?

Phillips, James S.; Sheff, Mallory; Boyer, Christopher B.

The volume of literature on health systems in sub-Saharan Africa has been expanding since the 2000 MDG era. Focus has remained generally on categorical health themes rather than systems concepts. Topics such as scaling-up, organizational development, data use for decision making, logistics, and financial planning remain underrepresented. And quite surprisingly, implementation science remains something of a “black hole.” But bibliometric evidence suggests there is a shift in focus that may soon address these gaps.

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Global Health: Science and Practice
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https://doi.org/10.9745/GHSP-D-15-00034

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Population and Family Health
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September 9, 2016