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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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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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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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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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Improving quality of and access to maternal and child health services
Oct
1
11:30 AM11:30

Improving quality of and access to maternal and child health services

Various studies of the quality of care of maternal and child health (MCH) services (mainly newborn) and interventions to improve quality of care and MCH outcomes are presented in this session.

Moderator:

  • Trish Groves, Head of Research, British Medical Journal, United Kingdom

 FHS Participants:

  •  Gertrude Namazzi, Research Coordinator, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda - Strengthening health facilities for maternal and newborn care: Experiences from rural eastern Uganda
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