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Table 3 Roles played by the different stakeholders

From: The roles and influence of actors in the uptake of evidence: the case of malaria treatment policy change in Uganda

  Stakeholders Roles
Donors Global Fund Funding the policy change
WHO Providing evidence and technical assistance (TA), participating in the policy process, funding research
UNICEF Providing evidence, participating in the policy process
Presidential Malaria Initiative/USAID Funding research and participating in the policy process
Department for International Development (DFID) from the UK Funding research and participating in the policy process
China Providing free medicines (AL)
Pharmaceutical companies NOVARTIS Manufacturing the drug
Private pharmaceutical companies Importing drugs
Public sector Top management of MoH Decision making
Technical programmes within MoH Adapting and implementing the policy, participating in research processes, and disseminating evidence
Ministry of Finance Providing funding
Parliamentarians Disseminating evidence and information on the policy change
Service providers at national referral institutions Providing evidence, participating in the policy process
Service providers at lower levels Implementing the new policy
NDA Regulating medicines
National Medical Store and Joint Medical Store Supplying drugs
  Researchers in universities Providing evidence and participating in the policy process
Community The community Beneficiaries of the policy change
Local leaders Opinion leaders at national level Disseminating information on the policy change
Leaders at the local level Disseminating information on the policy change
Private sectors CSOs Participating in policy discussions, research, advocacy, and implementation and monitoring of the new policy
Private practitioners Implementing the new policy
Researchers from private research institutions Providing evidence and participating in the policy process
Private sector—companies Advocacy, publicity, donations