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Are Women of the Indian Sundarbans Living in the Dark?

Future Health Systems

World-wide, women experience a higher burden of visual impairments than men, and this increases with age. This short film from the FHS India team - based on research by IIHMR University, FHS and RinGs - highlights the gendered dimension of seeking eye health care in the Indian Sundarbans - a climatically vulnerable setting.

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Drawing Causal Loop Diagrams with Vensim

Future Health Systems

This presentation is from a workshop in Baltimore in June 2014 on complex adaptive systems (CAS) research methods held at Johns Hopkins University. In this presentation, Ligia Paina from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows how to use the computer program Vensim to develop Causal Loop Diagrams (CLDs).

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Application of Causal Loop Diagrams to Health Care

Future Health Systems

This presentation is from a workshop in Baltimore in June 2014 on complex adaptive systems (CAS) research methods held at Johns Hopkins University. In this presentation, Agnes Rwashana Semwanga gives an overview of two case studies where the Causal Loop Diagram methodology has been applied to health systems research.

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Overview of Causal Loop Diagrams

Future Health Systems

This presentation is from workshop in Baltimore in June 2014 on complex adaptive systems (CAS) research methods held at Johns Hopkins University. Agnes Rwashana Semwanga from the Makerere University School for Public Health (MakSPH) introduces the basic concepts of how to create causal loop diagrams (CLDs) as a tool for modelling complex health systems.

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Complex adaptive systems for health systems strengthening

Future Health Systems

This presentation kicked off a workshop in Baltimore in June 2014 on complex adaptive systems (CAS) research methods held at Johns Hopkins University. In the presentation, Ben Ramalingam, author of Aid on the Edge of Chaos, and Taghreed Adam from the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems research introduce concepts of CAS and situate the methods in the context of understanding health systems strengthening.

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DC HSB Event Video: Can systems tools deliver for the 'science of delivery'?

Future Health Systems

This is a video from the DC Health Systems Board event, Can systems tools deliver for the 'science of delivery'?, which was organised by Future Health Systems as part of its workshop on complex adaptive systems and held at Results for Development in June 2014.

At the event, panellists discussed and debated how systems thinking tools that are designed to tackle issues of complexity can contribute the successful implementation of health system strengthening interventions. The panel showcased some tools and examples, explaining how they had helped them to understand better health systems fluctuations and to anticipate unintended consequences to create more sustainable large-scale interventions.

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Infographic - How healthy are the children of the Indian Sundarbans?

Future Health Systems

How Healthy are the Children of the Indian Sundarbans?\n\nIn early 2012, Future Health Systems India set out to answer this question. It undertook a study in one representative block (geographically and socially) of the Sundarbans: Patharpratima.\n\nThe key statistics presented in the following charts relate to our sample block (FHS 2012) in comparison to West Bengal (District Level Household Survey [DLHS-3] 2007-08) and Rural India overall (DLHS-3).\n\nAll findings and data can be found in the Sundarbans Health Watch Report (August 2013).
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Increasing Access to Safe Delivery

Future Health Systems

This is a film about the Safe Deliveries study project of the Makerere University School of Public Health which was conducted in the eastern Uganda districts of Kamuli, Buyende, Pallisa and Kibuku. The project sought to increase skilled deliveries through an intervention that comprised both demand (vouchers for transport and maternal services) and supply side initiatives (training health workers and provision of essential equipment, drugs and supplies). Although final analysis of data is still ongoing initial outcomes of the study which wound up at the end of 2011 showed increased community awareness about benefits of delivering in health facilities, and phenomenal increases in facility births, with an average of 1336 deliveries per month in the intervention area compared to an average of 461 deliveries per month in the control area (June 2010 -- June 2011, Facility records).
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Research Uptake: Getting Research into Use

Future Health Systems

In this short video, Jeff Knezovich, the Policy Influence and Research Uptake (PIRU) Manager for FHS, talks about getting development research into use and the importance of understanding the policy landscape around your research area. He outlines a simple approach that PIRU officers in each of the FHS countries undertook to develop our engagement strategies.
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FHS Podcast 2: A visit to Kabul

Future Health Systems

In the second podcast from Future Health Systems, Jeff Knezovich visits the FHS Afghanistan team in Kabul to find out what sort of research they're currently undertaking, what challenges they face in attempting research in an insecure environment, and what it's like living and working in difficult security situations. He interviews Kojo, Melissa Roach and Anubhav Agarwal, who tell him about the community scorecard that FHS is in the process of piloting in several provinces in Afghanistan.
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FHS Podcast 1: Complexity, complexity, complexity

Future Health Systems

In this first podcast from Future Health Systems, Jeff Knezovich finds out what complexity science is, and how a complex adaptive systems approach can help scale up health systems interventions. We find out from Ben Ramalingam about the history of complexity science, while Professor David Peters explains a few key concepts of complex adaptive systems.
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