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Health systems research in a low-income country: easier said than done
  1. Mike English1,2,
  2. Grace Irimu1,3,
  3. Annah Wamae4,
  4. Fred Were3,
  5. Aggrey Wasunna3,
  6. Greg Fegan1,5,
  7. Norbert Peshu1
  1. 1
    Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research – Coast, Nairobi, Kenya
  2. 2
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
  3. 3
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Nairobi, Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
  4. 4
    Division of Child Health, Ministry of Health, Nairobi, Kenya
  5. 5
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
  1. Dr M English, KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Laboratories, PO Box 43640, 00100 GPO Nairobi, Kenya; menglish{at}nairobi.kemri-wellcome.org

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  • Contributors: ME conceived the idea for the study, submitted the application for funding, and wrote the first and final drafts of the manuscript. GI, AW, FW, AW, GF and NP participated in discussions over the design of the study, are co-investigators on the proposed research, and reviewed and approved the manuscript.

  • Funding: This work is funded through a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship awarded to ME (No 076827). The funders have played no role in the design of this study.

  • Competing interests: None.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors: ME conceived the idea for the study, submitted the application for funding, and wrote the first and final drafts of the manuscript. GI, AW, FW, AW, GF and NP participated in discussions over the design of the study, are co-investigators on the proposed research, and reviewed and approved the manuscript.

  • Funding: This work is funded through a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship awarded to ME (No 076827). The funders have played no role in the design of this study.

  • Competing interests: None.

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