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FHS at HSR

Filtering by: 2014-10-2

Measuring and improving the accountability of health-care systems
Oct
2
4:30 PM16:30

Measuring and improving the accountability of health-care systems

This session presents experiences of community monitoring of quality and access as a way to improve the responsiveness of health systems and their governance.

Moderator:

  • Alayne Adams, Senior Social Scientist, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), Bangladesh

FHS Participants:

  • Anbrasi Edward, Associate Scientist, Johns Hopkins University, USA - Enhancing governance and health system accountability for people-centred health care: potential of community scorecards in Afghanistan

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Innovation for maternal and child health care
Oct
2
4:30 PM16:30

Innovation for maternal and child health care

This session includes four presentations, three from Africa and one from India, that report innovative interventions to improve the quality of care of maternal and child health care.

Moderator:

  • Aditi Iyer, Research Coordinator, Gender and Health Equity Project, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India 

FHS Participants:

  •  Chrispus Mayora, Carta PhD Fellow, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda - Registered drug shops are preferred for treating acute febrile illness in rural Uganda
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Demystifying complexity in health systems: A hands-on workshop on developing causal loop diagrams
Oct
2
4:30 PM16:30

Demystifying complexity in health systems: A hands-on workshop on developing causal loop diagrams

Causal loop diagrams (CLDs) are a systems thinking tool that facilitates understanding of complexity in health systems. Panel members illustrate the development and use of CLDs in low-, middle- and high-income country contexts (e.g., India, Romania, Uganda, USA). Participants will gain an understanding of the types of questions that CLDs can help answer as well as the types of data and the process that can be used. Further, they will have the opportunity to develop their own basic CLDs during a guided overview of the software used. Participants interested in a hands-on experience are encouraged to download the free version of Vensim on their computer for use during the session.

Moderator:

  • Taghreed Adam, Scientist, Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, WHO, Geneva

FHS Participants:

  • Ligia Paina, Assistant Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA - Discussant
  • Agnes Rwashana Semwanga, Senior Lecturer, College of Computing and Information Sciences, Makerere University, Uganda - Discussant

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Processes, methods and stakeholders in knowledge translation and participatory decision-making
Oct
2
2:30 PM14:30

Processes, methods and stakeholders in knowledge translation and participatory decision-making

This session includes presentations examining the role of the media and academics in knowledge translation, participatory decision-making and learning communities, “bottom-up” approaches to policy formulation and presenting research findings through data visualization.

Moderator:

  • Pierre Ongolo-Zogo, Head, Centre for Development of Best Practices in Health, Central Hospital Yaoundé, Cameroon

FHS Participants:

  • Nasreen Jessani, Doctoral candidate, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA - Do academic knowledge brokers exist? An exploration of research-to-policy networks of faculty from six schools of public health in Kenya

  • Jeffrey Knezovich, Policy Influence and Research Uptake Manager, Institute of Development Studies, United Kingdom - Data visualization: Making health systems data accessible to support people-centred health systems

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Poster session: Innovation in research methods
Oct
2
1:00 PM13:00

Poster session: Innovation in research methods

FHS Participants:

  • Rogers Mandu, Research Manager, Makerere University, Uganda - The community as co-producers of their own health: The experience with community quality improvement teams in rural eastern Uganda

  • Rornald Muhumuza Kananura, M&E Officer, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda - The role of community health workers in eliminating neonatal mortality-related community risk factors

  • David Musoke, Assistant Lecturer, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda - Community-level health systems through the eyes of youth: Findings from using photovoice to examine maternal health in central Uganda
  • Aloysius Mutebi, Public Health Specialist, School of Public Health, Makerere University, Uganda - Fresh starts: How new districts use community participation to build their programmes
  • Ligia Paina, Assistant Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA - Preferences on dual practice policies: Evidence from a mixed-methods study in Kampala, Uganda
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Experiences using photo voice in health systems research: Transforming evidence and methods to share knowledge, engage, empower and act
Oct
2
11:30 AM11:30

Experiences using photo voice in health systems research: Transforming evidence and methods to share knowledge, engage, empower and act

Photo voice enables participants to document, share and analyse their realities through photographs. In having the power to frame images, marginalized people can represent themselves in transformative ways. We explore experiences of photo voice in participatory health systems research in Uganda, Zambia and regional east and southern Africa, and India, where communities have used photography to express and analyse their realities in health, and to communicate and act on them.

FHS Participants:

  • Asha George, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA - Moderator
  • Shibaji Bose, Communication Officer, Institute of Health Management Research, India - Discussant
  • David Musoke, Assistant Lecturer, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda - Discussant
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User-centred evidence: Perspectives from institutions engaged in health systems knowledge translation
Oct
2
11:30 AM11:30

User-centred evidence: Perspectives from institutions engaged in health systems knowledge translation

Research evidence is important at various stages of policy process including agenda setting, policy making, policy implementation, and policy monitoring and evaluation. The evidence required at these stages, the key institutions that need to be engaged and strategies for engaging them successfully may differ. The session will present the multiple user perspectives of evidence needed at different policy stages and strategies used to adapt evidence by different institutions.

 Moderator:

  • Elizeus Rutebemberwa, Associate Professor, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda

FHS Participants:

  • Suzanne Kiwanuka, Senior Lecturer, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda - Discussant
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Building the capacity of researchers and decision-makers in applying systems-thinking methods and approaches
Oct
2
11:30 AM11:30

Building the capacity of researchers and decision-makers in applying systems-thinking methods and approaches

We will capitalize on the experience of more than 100 people involved in the recent issue of Health Research Policy and Systems on applications of systems thinking in LMIC health systems to share their experience about what it takes to expand the applications of systems thinking more widely. A talk-show style engaging with the audience will be used covering the following questions: How did you go about building your capacity to use systems thinking? What does it take to build the capacity of implementers to do so? What gets in the way? Hardcopies of the issue will be available for all.

Moderator:

  • David Bishai, Professor, Johns Hopkins University, USA

FHS Participants:

  • David Bishai, Professor, Johns Hopkins University, USA   - Moderator
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