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National Institute for Medical Research, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Background: Research is an essential element for the improvement of health as well as social and economic development. However, most often, research findings are lost because they are rarely made known to anyone beyond the research group itself. In the United Republic of Tanzania, like in many other developing countries, health research has not been very effective most likely due to poor linkages between researchers and policymakers. This national survey which involved government ministries, research and academic institutions, faith‐based organizations, professional associations and development partners was carried out in June‐August 2008 to explore the gaps between research and policy making in Tanzania and identify current priority policy issues in the health sector.