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Received: 25 July 2017
Accepted: 21 June 2018
First Online: 11 July 2018
: BU is a medical doctor and a Professor of Community Medicine, Public Health and Health Systems at the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus. He is the pioneer Director of the Institute of Public health of same university. His main interest is Health policy and systems research and analysis and getting research into policy and practice.OO is a medical doctor and currently a Professor of Health Economics and Policy at the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus. He is currently the Co-Chairman of the National Technical Working Group on Health Financing and Equity and a technical facilitator to the ongoing efforts to produce a new National Health Policy for Nigeria.CM is a medical doctor and a fellow of the West African College of Physicians and a senior lecturer at the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus. She is concluding her masters in public health (health management stream) with the University of Western Cape, School of Public Health. Her research interests include communicable disease epidemiology; health policy and systems analysis, research and teaching.CO is a medical doctor and a fellow of the West African College of Physicians and a lecturer at the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus. She is also a DrPH student based at the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus. Her research interest is health policy and systems research and analysis as well as knowledge translation.SM is an Associate Professor in Oxford University, based at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya. She is currently the chair of the Social Science and Ethics in Public Health theme in Kilifi. Her current research focus is on community accountability; producing new thinking, evidence and recommendations around strengthening community involvement in biomedical research and health delivery in sub-Saharan Africa.LG is a Professor both at the University of Cape Town and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Over her career, her research has been driven by concern for equity in health and health care. She played a leading role in developing the field of health policy analysis, and successfully managed a continental initiative to strengthen training in this field.
: Ethical approval for the study was obtained from Health Research and Ethics Committee of University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu, Nigeria. Individual consent was sought and obtained free of coercion.
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