Research for stronger health systems during and after crisis

ReBUILD for Resilience at HSR2020

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Please check times and dates on the Health Systems Research 2020 website. Times listed below are in Gulf Standard Time (UTC +4).

Managing global health research collaborations - Sunday 8th November, 6-9pm GST

Skill-building session - several participants including Dr Joanna Raven (senior lecturer, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine).

Managing research collaborations requires navigating complex challenges, including aligning diverse interests and maintaining essential relationships. This session will provide a forum for participants to share experiences and resources. Participants will build skills in developing strategies to resolve managerial challenges and to negotiate the multiple dimensions of collaboration management.

Dr Raven will be sharing ReBUILD’s experience, particularly regarding working in challenging, post-conflict contexts.

This session is intended for health systems and policy researchers, practitioners, decision-makers and funders. It is open to participants with no to extensive experience with collaborations and from all contexts.


Health system responses to COVID-19: how can we meet the needs of refugees and internally displaced people? - Monday 9th November, 4:05-5:20pm GST

This interactive panel discusses recent evidence on public health responses in Mali, Palestine, Lebanon and Colombia to address needs of internally displaced people and refugees impacted by COVID-19. Policy solutions and lessons learned for service delivery will be highlighted, contributing to a re-imagining of more just and equitable health systems.

Dr Fouad M Fouad, (Associate Professor of Public Health Practice, American University of Beirut, Lebanon) will chair the session. He is co-director of the Refugees Health Program at the Global Health Institute at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and sits on the R2HC Funding Committee.

Dr Karin Diaconu (Research Fellow, Institute for Global Health and Development, Queen Margaret University, UK) will present learning on how health service delivery in crowded refugee settlements in Gaza and Lebanon has been sustained since the COVID-19 outbreak.


Resilience and Recovery: exploring health system strengthening during and beyond crisis - Tuesday 10th November, 6:45-8pm GST

Dr Justine Namakula (Research Fellow/ Health Systems Researcher at Makerere University School Of Public Health, Uganda) is the first of four presenters to speak on the symposium sub-theme: conflict and fragility.

Her presentation is entitled 'Mapping relationships for supporting health service delivery during recovery from conflict - lessons from formal private for-profit health providers, Northern Uganda' and focuses on work conducted while part of the ReBUILD consortium. The research sought to provide evidence to inform decision making on the re-organisation of health service delivery during recovery from conflict. The study aimed to identify organisations related to the formal private for-profit health providers (FPFPs) and to highlight key relational objectives for supporting service delivery in the post conflict period.


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