Global Action Plan for Childhood Diarrhoea: Developing Research Priorities. Report from a Workshop of the Programme for Global Paediatric Research

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For which topic were research priorities identified?

childhood diarrhea

In which location was the research priority setting conducted?


Why was it conducted at all?

Childhood diarrhoea remains a major public health problem responsible for the deaths of approximately 800 000 children annually, worldwide.

What was the objective?

to further define research priorities for the prevention and treatment of diarrhoea in low and middle income countries

What was the outcome?

a ranking list of 68 research questions

How long did the research prioritization take?

1 day

Which methods were used to identify research priorities?

CHNRI approach

How were the priorities for research identified exactly?

Step 1: collecting research questions by asking experts. Step 2: workshop: participants formed four working groups, each group was given the top 20-23 questions, groups were asked to review their list of research questions and consider issues raised by those questions, groups discussed importance of each question, following discussions a report was prepared and presented in plenary session, participants were then invited to discuss report and issues raised

Which stakeholders took part?

Government agencies, academic institutions, major funding agencies and non-governmental organizations. 38 participants.

How were stakeholders recruited?

Participants were recruited via an annual meeting of Pediatric Academic Societies.

Were stakeholders actively involved or did they just participate?

Stakeholders were mere participants of the research prioritization process; they were not actively involved in the process.