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FHS at HSR

Filtering by: 2014-10-3

Path dependency and systems thinking in analysing health systems development in the aftermath of conflict
Oct
3
2:30 PM14:30

Path dependency and systems thinking in analysing health systems development in the aftermath of conflict

This session aims to evaluate the usefulness of systems thinking in understanding health system development in the aftermath of conflict. The concept of path dependency has been at the forefront of the thinking of the ReBuild programme which has built research on the premise that policies implemented in the immediate post-conflict period set the direction of health systems for the following decades. The session will consist of one paper, three discussions of the paper and a ‘fishbowl’.

Moderator:

  • Freddie Ssengooba, Associate Professor, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda

FHS Participants:

  • Gerry Bloom, Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, United Kingdom - Discussant
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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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Improving user rights and experiences of services
Oct
3
9:30 AM09:30

Improving user rights and experiences of services

Four presentations explore user experiences of health care in low- and middle-income country contexts, and two more macro-focused papers explore similar themes in Canada and ex-USSR countries.

Moderator:

  • Leslie London, Professor, University of Cape Town, South Africa

FHS Participants:

  • Upasona Ghosh, Research Officer, Institute of Health Management, India - The variance in understanding of the health rights of vulnerable groups in the Sundarbans, India

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New frontiers in advancing gender analysis in health systems research: Context-embedded approaches, intersectionality and engagement with power and ethics
Oct
3
9:30 AM09:30

New frontiers in advancing gender analysis in health systems research: Context-embedded approaches, intersectionality and engagement with power and ethics

This session aims to elicit interest in methodological approaches that expand gender in health systems research beyond conventional efforts that focus narrowly on women or disaggregate data by sex. Presentations will illustrate three approaches that advance gender analysis: context-embedded research (gender relations in the context of voucher programmes in Uganda and HIV vulnerability in Malawian fishing communities); intersectionality (the interplay of gender, age, poverty and education in shaping access to Indian maternal health schemes and use of ICT in Bangladesh); and gender, power and ethics (participatory research in Kenya).

Moderator:

  • Sally Theobald, Reader in Social Science and International Health, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

FHS Participants:

  • Tamanna Sharmin, Senior Research Investigator, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), Bangladesh - Discussant
  • Moses Tetui, Research Fellow, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda - Discussant
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