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Can international health programmes be sustained after the end of international funding: the case of eye care interventions in Ghana

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, February 2014
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Title
Can international health programmes be sustained after the end of international funding: the case of eye care interventions in Ghana
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BMC Health Services Research, February 2014
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-14-77
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Authors

Karl Blanchet, Philip James

Abstract

There is general agreement amongst major international policy makers that sustainability is a key component of health interventions in developing countries. However, there is little evidence on the factors enabling or constraining sustainability. Diffusion of innovation theory can help explain how the continuation of activities is related to the attributes of innovations. Innovations are characterised by five attributes: (i) relative advantage; (ii) compatibility; (iii) complexity; (iv) triability; and (v) observability. An eye care programme was selected as a case study. The programme was implemented in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana and had been funded over a ten-year period by an international organisation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 81 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 16%
Researcher 8 10%
Student > Bachelor 8 10%
Student > Postgraduate 7 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 8%
Other 20 24%
Unknown 20 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 14%
Social Sciences 11 13%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 4%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 3 4%
Other 11 13%
Unknown 23 28%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 April 2014.
All research outputs
#6,263,381
of 23,994,935 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#2,896
of 8,079 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#56,857
of 228,152 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#38
of 136 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 23,994,935 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 73rd percentile.
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