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Engaging with Journalists in Liberia to report more accurately

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On September 7, 2018, Liberia Center for Outcomes Research in Mental Health (LiCORMH) hosted a one-day workshop entitled ‘Preparing Journalists for Accurately Reporting Research Finding’ in the business conurbation of Monrovia called Sinkor. We are pleased to have had journalists from various media outlets attend the workshop to hear our concerns and requests.

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Propelling decision-makers to action! The (he)art of an issue brief

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FHS partners from Ethiopia, Uganda, India and Liberia attended the recent FHS “Issue Briefs: A Knowledge translation tool for evidence-informed decision-making” workshop held at IIFPHC-E from March 26-29, 2018.

FHS partners alongside other researchers from Ethiopian research institutes and universities, and practitioners from the Federal Ministry of Health in Ethiopia gathered to take a deep dive into the art and science of writing an Issue Brief.

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Communitization of Health: Reflections from IIHMR – FHS on climate health research to policy at the SOCHARA meet, Bangalore

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In April 2016, FHS IIHMR presented their research on ‘Climate, Society and Health - Research to policy’ at a workshop in Bangalore, India examining complexities, at both the macro and micro level, of ensuring that climate health research informs polity. The workshop - which was attended by academics, post graduate students and civil society members with thematic expertise in agriculture, climate, food security and child rights - was being conducted to mark the silver jubilee celebrations of SOCHARA - an NGO committed to a community health approach to addressing public health problems.

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Towards change through imagery: women use Photovoice to improve health in the Indian Sundarbans

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How can the use of photos help to influence decision-makers? Shibaji Bose, FHS PIRU Officer at IIHMR blogs about how women in the Indian Sundarbans used Photovoice - a visual action research technique - to demonstrate to decision makers the challenges that they face in gaining access to health services.

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‘Emerged voices’ speak to the emerging: Ten takeaways from the ‘Manila conversation’

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In the New Leaders for Health (NL4H) Pre-Forum in Manila, which took place in August 2015, four Emerging Voices alumni – Renzo Guinto, Nasreen Jessani, Bhaskar Purohit and Beverly Ho – participated in a panel entitled “Emerging Voices for Global Health: The Future of Health Systems Research.” The panel aimed to not only introduce the Emerging Voices for Global Health (EV4GH) program to young health researchers and innovators, but also to showcase the experiences of Emerging Voices (EV) alumni post-training and their visions for the future of health systems research across the world. In this blog post, the four alumni summarize in ten points the key messages that arose from their exciting ‘Manila conversation’.

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Down the Rabbit-Hole: A Glimpse into the Sunbelt Social Network Analysis Conference

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"For a few days in June I felt like Alice in Wonderland: tumbling down a rabbit hole, only to find myself lost in a maze of rooms. Overwhelmed by the unfamiliar. Curious about what next. I opened one door and saw indistinguishable mathematical formulas flash on the screen across the hall. I opened another door and could barely see through the multitude of hands raised in question." Nasreen Jessani tells the story of her experience at the annual Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) held in Brighton, UK from 23-28 June 2015. 

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Future Health Systems at the ResUp MeetUp, Nairobi, 9-12 February 2015

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Future Health Systems and Africa Hub partners will be participating at the ResUp MeetUp Symposium and Training Exchange in Nairobi from 9 to 12 February 2015, which will bring together members of the ResUp MeetUp community to share learning and best practice, and build capacity for research uptake

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An interview with Dr Kirsty Newman: Understanding evidence-informed policy

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At the end of February, I travelled to Nigeria for the International Conference on Evidence-informed Policy Making. I've already posted some of my reflections on and takeaways from the conference, but while there I also had the opportunity to interview Dr Kirsty Newman, the Head of the Evidence-Informed Policy Making Programme at INASP. As one of the organisers of the conference, she had a lot to say about the role of evidence in the policy-making process. Below are her answers to five questions I posed her around research, evidence use, and policy processes.
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Understanding the policy process: Reflections from the International Conference on Evidence-informed Policy Making

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I recently attended the International Conference on Evidence-informed Policy Making at the end of February at Nigeria’s National Centre for Technology Management. One thing I observed at this conference is that while 'evidence-informed policy making' has become a buzz word in international development, most of the work that has been done on this subject focuses on the 'supply side'. Little has been done to understand both the incentives that drive policy makers to look for research information and their capacity to find and evaluate it.
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