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Understanding and unlocking community capabilities: From assessment to action
Oct
3
2:30 PM14:30

Understanding and unlocking community capabilities: From assessment to action

Despite global recommendations celebrating community health interventions, little is known about the community capabilities that underpin them. Four studies will be presented that assess community capability and transform such understanding into locally owned and sustained action: (i) a global systematic review of community capability; (ii) a participatory assessment of community voice in South Africa; (iii) a mixed methods study detailing how informal and formal media act as key community stakeholders for child health in India; and (iv) participatory action research that builds capacity to improve maternal and newborn health in Uganda.

Moderator:

  • Barun Kanjilal, Professor, Indian Institute of Health Management Research, India

 

FHS Participants:

  • Upasona Ghosh, Research Officer, Institute of Health Management, India - Discussant
  • Vrinda Mehra, Researcher, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA - Discussant
  • Peter Waiswa, Doctor, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda - Discussant

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District health systems in Africa
Oct
3
2:30 PM14:30

District health systems in Africa

This session looks at the district governance structure in four African health systems, addressing community accountability, decentralization and management.

Moderator:

  • Valéry Ridde, Associate Professor, Montreal School of Public Health/CRCHUM, Canada 

FHS Participants:

  • David Bishai, Professor, Johns Hopkins University, USA - Does splitting districts harm public health system performance? Evidence from Uganda
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Health Systems Global thematic group on Teaching and Learning Health Policy and Systems Research: Catalysing movement for change
Oct
3
9:30 AM09:30

Health Systems Global thematic group on Teaching and Learning Health Policy and Systems Research: Catalysing movement for change

The session will seek to better define the field of health policy and systems research (HPSR), identify gaps and engage with critical areas including research paradigms, scope of field and competencies in HPSR, ways of mutual support and sharing knowledge. The session will link members of Health Systems Global, researchers and practitioners interested in HPSR training, and work towards an agreement on key actions, thus creating a momentum for the work of the group.

Moderator:

  • David Peters, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA 

FHS Participants:

  • David Peters, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA - Moderator
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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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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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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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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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