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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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  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (76th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (75th percentile)

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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
Published in
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 71 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 18%
Researcher 8 11%
Student > Bachelor 8 11%
Student > Postgraduate 6 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 7%
Other 20 27%
Unknown 13 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 14%
Social Sciences 9 12%
Unspecified 4 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 4%
Other 11 15%
Unknown 16 22%

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
#5,507,801
of 22,745,803 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#2,371
of 7,613 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#52,445
of 224,136 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#34
of 136 outputs
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