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HPP at the 2014 Health Systems Research Symposium



HPP at the 2014 Health Systems Research Symposium

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Monday, September 29

Third Global Governance for Health Roundtable

Time: September 29 - September 30
Type: Satellite Session
Presenters: Taylor Williamson (Health Policy Project/RTI International)Suneeta Sharma (Health Policy Project/Futures Group), Laili Irani (Health Policy Project/Population Reference Bureau), Aaron Mulaki (Health Policy Project/Futures Group)

Good governance is essential to strengthening health systems and has the ability to greatly impact health services utilization and health outcomes. The Leadership, Management & Governance (LMG) Project is hosting theThird Global Governance for Health Roundtable to bring together thought leaders from across the world to explore trends and practices for good governance within the health sectors of low- and middle-income countries. The two day event, held in Cape Town, South Africa September 29-30, is organized in collaboration with the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Project, and the Leadership Management and Governance (LMG) Project, and will address the following six themes:

  • Generating Evidence for Action: Measuring the impact of governance
  • Advancing health equity and access to health services through good governance
  • Inclusive Governance: Meaningful engagement of women and traditionally marginalized populations
  • Politics, policy, and effective governance for health
  • Governing in Decentralized Health Systems: Case studies from the field
  • Donors: Investing in good governance for health

Tuesday, September 30

New Tools for New Thinking: Complexity science for advancing innovation and policy for health systems strengthening

Time: 1:30 - 5:00pm
Location: The Westin Cape Town, Bartholomew Diaz Room
Type: Satellite Session
Presenters: Mai Hijazi (USAID), Suneeta Sharma (Health Policy Project/Futures Group), and Nicole Judice (Health Policy Project/Futures Group)

In recent years, the concept of viewing health systems through a complex systems lens has gained the attention from both health systems and complexity science research communities. A gap in the broader communities' understanding of how to use these new methodologies remains. This satellite will raise awareness of the important role that complexity science approaches can play in addressing global health issues, how evidence informed decision making can strengthen the health system and improve health outcomes, and how to pragmatically implement these new techniques and methodologies in low- and middle-income countries.

  • Opening -- Mai Hijazi, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Current Problems Related to Health Systems Strengthening -- Abdul Ghaffar, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • How Systems Thinking Improves Health Outcomes: Proven Policy, Governance, and Finance Approaches -- Suneeta Sharma, Health Policy Project, Futures Group
  • Complex Systems Science: Adding Value to the Policy Process and Health Systems Strengthening -- Babak Pourbohloul, University of British Columbia (UBC)
  • Policymaker Panel

Wednesday, October 1

Governance that Enables Evidence for Stronger Health Systems and Greater Health Outcomes 

Time: 4:30 – 6:00pm
Location: 1.63-1.64
Type: Satellite Session Report-Back
Presenters: Suneeta Sharma (Health Policy Project/Futures Group) and Taylor Williamson (Health Policy Project/RTI International)

The insights from the invite-only Third Global Governance for Health Roundtable will be reported out during this session. Dr. James Rice, Project Director, Leadership, Management & Governance, will moderate the session discussing: breaking through the challenge of measuring the impact of good governance; the power of effective women engagement in modern governance arrangements for health services delivery and finance in the journey to UHC and equity; and lessons about governance practices that unleash more significant and more sustainable health services research for health systems performance. 


Costed Implementation Plans for Family Planning: 10 steps to developing actionable strategies

Location: Conservatories
Type: Poster Presentation
Presenter: Nicole Judice (Health Policy Project/Futures Group)

Supportive Supervision and Mentoring: Key to Health Systems Strengthening

Location: Conservatories
Type: Poster Presentation
Presenter: Suneeta Sharma (Health Policy Project/Futures Group)

Introducing a Tool to Measure Gender-Sensitivity of Health Facilities in Afghanistan

Time: 11:30-1pm
Location: 1.41
Type: Oral Presentation
Presenter: Laili Irani (Health Policy Project/Population Reference Bureau) 

Friday, October 3

An Evaluation of Gender Mainstreaming by the Ministry of Public Health in Afghanistan to make Health Policies and Services People-Centred

Location: Conservatories
Type: Poster Exhibition
Presenter: Laili Irani (Health Policy Project/Population Reference Bureau)

Prioritizing Secondary Care: OneHealth Application to the Health Sector in Mozambique

Location: Conservatories
Type: Poster Exhibition
Presenter: Nicole Perales (Health Policy Project/Futures Group)

Training County Governments in Kenya to Adopt Rational Planning Processes

Location: Conservatories
Type: Poster Exhibition
Presenter: Aaron Mulaki (Health Policy Project/Futures Group)

Focusing on the People in Mozambique: Finding the Gap of Human Resources to Achieve Key Health Priorities

Time: 2:30-4:00pm 
Location: 2.61-2.63
Type: Oral Presentation
Presenter: Nicole Perales (Health Policy Project/Futures Group)

Are Reproductive and Maternal Health Services Becoming More Equitable? Evidence from a 30-country market segmentation analysis

Time: 11:30-1pm 
Location: ?Roof Terrace
Type: Oral Presentation
Presenter: Suneeta Sharma (Health Policy Project/Futures Group)

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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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