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Public Policy and Health


  • To carry out research that is both of international and regional significance in the areas of health policy, management, and public health
  • To stress the importance of research that explores and leads to interventions in relation to the ‘implementation gap’ between policy and practice
  • To strengthen the evidence-base in respect of policy, health policy and its value for and impact on policy and practice
  • To develop appropriate postgraduate teaching programmes in health systems and public policy and continuing professional development short courses in leadership in order to exploit the research findings and encourage their take-up and application to practice