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RESYST sessions at the Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

29 August 2018

Be sure to catch all the RESYST (and RESYST-related) sessions, presentations and posters at #HSR2018, 8-12 October 2018, Liverpool, UK.

A selection of our research and policy briefs are also available at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine research stall (No. 20) in the Marketplace. You can also stay in touch with RESYST at the conference by following us on twitter.

Click on the social cards below to learn more about RESYST research on that topic.

Monday 8 October

Wednesday 10 October

Thursday 11 October

Friday 12 October

Monday 8 October 2018


Making ethical practice part of our daily routine as researchers is crucial to research excellence. This workshop will allow attendees to share ethical dilemmas encountered in health policy and systems research, build knowledge of ethical resources, develop skills and build capacity to undertake ethics reflection sessions. It is organised by the Thematic Working Group on the Ethics of Health Systems Research and RinGs.

Wednesday 10 October 2018

This oral presentation with Benjamin Tsofa (KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya), is part of the session: Partnerships for research, capacity development and policy: challenges and opportunities. 

Presentations in this session tackle the challenge of capacity development through partnerships. These include tensions in international research partnerships and lessons learned from different approaches to builidng collaborative relationships between researchers and health system decision-makers and managers.

This oral presentation with Prudence Ditlopo (Center for Health Policy, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa) is part of the session: Attracting, retaining and sustaining the health workforce.

Ensuring a health workforce that is fit for purpose is crucial for the achievement of UHC. This session draws upon example from South Africa, Thailand, Kenya and China, to explore planning the health workforce, attraction and retention of health workers and motivations to provide quality care. 

This animation will be presented by Rebecca Wolfe, RESYST research uptake manager (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK). It is part of the session: Global health discourses.

The session will cover three hot topics in global health: health systems strengthening, health system resilience and Universal Health Coverage.

This oral presentation with Maylene Shung-King (University of Cape Town, South Africa) is part of the session: Taking a gender lens to the health system. 

Health systems are not gender neutral; gender is a key social stratifier, influencing health system needs, experiences and outcomes. This session draws upon experiences in Kenya, Ghana and South Africa, and includes approaches to addressing sexual harassment in health workplaces, understanding the influence of gender on career progression amongst health managers, participatory approaches with women and men's groups to create change, and understanding facilitators and barriers to male involvement in health facility maternity care.

This oral presentation from Nonhlanhla Nxumalo (Centre for Health Policy, School of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa) is part of the session: The role of leadership in health sytems strengthening.

The session presentations examine the influence of factors such as leadership, management, professional identity and managers' motivation on health system performance, and the impact of interventions to strengthen management and leadership practices.

Thursday 11 October 2018

Friday 12 October 2018

This oral presentation with Evelyn Kabia (Kemri Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya) is part of the session: Addressing social inequalities through social protection.

Drawing from studies in Peru, Philippines, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, this session explores the role of social protection in promoting equitable access to health care and discusses what can be done to improve access to care for marginalized groups.