RESYST are excited to be at the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

Be sure to catch all the RESYST sessions, presentations and posters at HSR2016, 14 -18 November 2016, Vancouver.

21 October 2016

Find out more about all sessions RESYST have planned for the symposium by downloading the full schedule of RESYST sessions here. A selection of our research and policy briefs are also available at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine stall in the Marketplace. You can also stay in touch with RESYST at the conference by following us on twitter.

Click on the dates below for information of events happening on that day. 

Tuesday 15 November

Wednesday 16 November

Friday 18 November

Virtual e-posters

Tuesday 15 November 

Satellite session: What makes a resilient and responsive health system? Lessons learned from a multi-country research consortium. 

13:30 - 17:00, Room 18, Convention Centre

The session is intended to prompt conversation and reflection among researchers and policymakers about resilience and responsiveness in health systems, and the policies and practices that support these, drawing on our research findings. The session will use research drawn from 7 countries to stimulate discussion about the opportunities and challenges for resilient and responsive health systems in a range of contexts and will specifically address a sub-theme of the symposium: ‘Enhancing health system resilience: absorbing shocks and sustaining gains in every setting’. Download flyer here

Wednesday 16 November

Nurturing health system resilience through everyday leadership and reflective practice: experience from the DIAHLS and RESYST learning sites 

11:00 - 12:30,  Meeting room 8

This 90-minute participatory session, will draw upon experience from three African, long term, action-learning collaborations to share examples both of stressors and the everyday leadership strategies and reflective practices that can nurture resilience within a health system. 

We are hanging, but … optimistic: Operational challenges for devolution from sub county managers in Kilifi, Coastal Kenya. Mary M. Nyikuri, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust

14:00-15:30, Meeting room: 16

Oral session: Strengthening general management including human resource management to improve health system resilience: lessons from East and Southern Africa.

Examining the effects of political decentralisation in Kenya on health sector planning and budgeting: a case study of Kilifi County. Benjamin Tsofa, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust

14:00-15:30. Meeting room: 9

Oral session: Health reforms with specific attention on health financing.

Financial incentives and initiatives to improve the quality of primary care in South Africa. Duane Blaauw, Centre for Health Policy.

14:00-15:30, Meeting room: 14

Oral session: Evaluation in health policy and systems research: spotlight on non-communicable diseases. 

The ‘shock’ of devolution in Kenya: implications on the financing and functioning of peripheral health facilities in Kenya, Evelyn Waweru, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust. 

12:30 - 14:00, e-poster screen #3

Critical analysis of strategic purchasing functions and performance: Vietnam social health insurance. Hoang Thi Phuong, Health Strategy and Policy Institute 

12:30 - 14:00, Poster #:EH-ce18  

The shocks of devolution to healthcare purchasing arrangements in public hospitals in Kenya: Experiences of hospital managers and county ministry of health decision-makers. Stephen Mulupi, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust

12:30 - 14:00, Poster #EH-ce32

Building resilient manager leaders in the health system: significance of informal on-the-job learning. Shakira Choonara, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. 

12:30 - 14:00, Poster #:EH-NS81

Friday 18 November

Gender and ethics in practice: experiences of researchers conducting qualitative health policy and systems research studies. Sassy Molyneux, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust

Gendered negotiations for research participation in community based studies: implications for ethics and health research. Dorcas Kamuya, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust

10:30-12:30, Meeting room: 9

Oral session: Ethics and equity in health systems research collaborations and conduct.  

Implementing the Basic Health Care Provision Fund in Nigeria: A framework for accountability and good governance. Benjamin Uzochukwu, Health Policy Research Group.

12:30 - 14:00, e-poster screen #3 

Virtual E-posters

Improving strategic purchasing for achieving UHC in the formal sector social health insurance programme: An Institutional analysis.

Enyi Etiaba, Health Policy Research Group

Strategic purchasing to improve performance of health care providers: the role of agency in public integrated health system in Enugu state.

Ibe Ogochukwu, Health Policy Research Group

Exploring leadership within African health systems using a gender lens.

Kelly Muruya, KEMRI-WT

Experiences of the Performance Management System at district level – a development, mentorship or monitoring tool? 

Nonhlanhla Nxumalo, Jane Goudge, Shakira Choonara, John Eyles, Centre for Health Policy