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Research Article

Health Research Systems in Six Pacific Island Countries and Territories

Ekeroma AJ1*, Sharon B2, Herman J3, Andrew H4 and Tim K5

1Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Auckland, New Zealand

2University of Auckland, New Zealand

3Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, New Zealand

4South Auckland Clinical School, New Zealand

5Integrated Care, South Auckland Clinical School, New Zealand

*Corresponding Author:
Alec Joseph Ekeroma
Principal Investigator, Senior Lecturer
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
University of Auckland, New Zealand
Tel: +64 212767975
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: January 29, 2016 Accepted Date: March 04, 2016 Published Date: March 16, 2016

Citation: Ekeroma AJ, Sharon B, Herman J, Andrew H, Tim K (2016) Health Research Systems in Six Pacific Island Countries and Territories. J Res Development 4: 141. doi: 10.4172/2311-3278.1000141

Copyright: © 2016 Ekeroma AJ, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

Background

Evaluating national health research systems (NHRS) in six Pacific Island states - Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Samoa, Tonga and the Cook Islands - is a key step in determining whether their systems, infrastructure and processes are in place to effectively manage health research resources and facilitate conduct of research and its implementation.

Methods

The COHRED questionnaire used in a 2007 mapping of the Pacific Islands was utilised to survey informants from the six countries.

Results

Fiji had a more developed NHRS followed by the Cook Islands and the Solomon Islands. There was no correlation between the degree of NHRS development and population size, level of GDP or SCImago ranking for research output. All the six countries had a research structure accompanied by a satisfactory level of coordination. However, there was not always dedicated personnel assigned and there was a lack of research policies and legislation in all jurisdictions. With the exception of Fiji and the Solomon Islands, the countries had weak ethics processes and there were no monitoring and evaluation systems with the exception of Samoa.

Conclusions

The NHRS in six Pacific Island states vary from less developed in Vanuatu to more developed in Fiji. The development of the various components of a NHRS in small Island states is sensitive to political, funding and human resource pressures. There is room for improvement; nevertheless, there is no need in developing all the components of a NHRS in a resource-constrained setting as long as the various countries develop a Pacific solution that includes research collaborations and resource sharing with other Pacific and Pacific-rim countries.

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