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Building the Field of Health Policy and Systems Research: Social Science Matters

  • Lucy Gilson mail,

    lucy.gilson@uct.ac.za

    Affiliations: School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Kara Hanson,

    Affiliation: Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Kabir Sheikh,

    Affiliation: Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India

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  • Irene Akua Agyepong,

    Affiliation: Ghana Health Service/School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana

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  • Freddie Ssengooba,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

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  • Sara Bennett

    Affiliation: Health Systems Programme, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: August 23, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001079
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Lucy Gilson
School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Lucy Gilson, Kara Hanson
Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Kabir Sheikh
Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India
Irene Akua Agyepong
Ghana Health Service/School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
Freddie Ssengooba
School of Public Health, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Sara Bennett
Health Systems Programme, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: lucy.gilson@uct.ac.za

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: LG KH KS IA FS SB. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: LG KH KS IA FS SB. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: LG KH KS IA FS SB. Agree with manuscript's results and conclusions: LG KH KS IA FS SB.