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IIHD News - 2014

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25 August 2014

Bregje de Kok, Lecturer at IIHD has paper published in Child: Care, Health and Development Journal

Focusing on Pakistani and Chinese families, this paper explores what culturally sensitive health visiting in Scotland may look like. It highlights the importance of taking into account gender and family relationships as well as socio-cultural norms, and the avoidance of cultural stereotyping by taking into account the unique features of parents.

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July 2014

New Publication from Barbara McPake, Anthony Scott and Ijeoma Edoko (2014) Analyzing Markets for Health Workers

Analyzing Markets for Health Workers: Insights from Labour and Health Economics, The World Bank, Washington DC

Improving equitable access to quality health services is one of the main pillars of
the World Bank Health, Nutrition, and Population Strategy. The Bank gives high
priority to ensuring equitable and sustainable improvements in health outcomes with particular attention to enhancing the well-being of the poor and vulnerable population as part of its primary mission to reduce poverty and promote shared prosperity across the globe. Within this framework, the Bank supports the aspirations of developing countries toward universal health coverage as an important
goal that will contribute to each country’s
efforts in ensuring inclusive and sustainable
development.

Publication: Analyzing Markets for Health Workers

You can access the full publication here

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20 June 2014

IIHD PhD candidate Guanyang Zou selected as 'Emerging Voice' at 3rd Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, Cape Town

In conjunction with the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research held in Cape Town, South Africa (September 30th – October 3rd), Guanyang, a.k.a. Sunny Zou has been selected to participate in the highly competitive 'Emerging Voices' training and conference participation programme.

Guanyang Zou (Sunny), IIHD Phd Student

Guanyang Zou (Sunny), IIHD PhD Student

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This initiative brings together young researchers around the world through an intensive distance-based and face-to-face training and coaching programme, as well as a pre-conference where they meet with peers and experts and participate in the Symposium.

Sunny recently published a short editorial piece in the Lancet with Barbara McPake and Xiaolin Wei, in which they make the case for China’s foreign aid programme to engage more closely with global public health education and research. 

Congratulations, Sunny, on these impressive achievements!

 

 

03 June 2014

Bregje de Kok, Lecturer at IIHD has paper published in Malawi Medical Journal

IIHD Lecturer, Bregje de Kok's paper, published in the Malawi Medical Journal provides an insight into the care needs of women who experienced a stillbirth or neonatal death in Malawi.

Substandard maternity care has been reported in many studies conducted in low income countries. Our data indicate that even when clients are bereaved, maternal care may not be patient centred, although some women reported positive care experiences.  

Furthermore, as has been reported in other studies, women may feel unable to critically evaluate care.

 

Simwaka, A., Kok, B. C. de. & Chilemba, W. (2014).

Women’s Perceptions of Nurses’ Caring Behaviours during Perinatal Loss in Lilongwe, Malawi: An Exploratory Study. Malawi Medical Journal

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12 May 2014

Dr Anuj Kapilashrami, Lecturer at IIHD invited speaker at Centre for South Asian Studies

Anuj Kapilashrami Dr Anuj Kapilashrami, Lecturer at IIHD was invited speaker on a panel discussion titled ‘Sweeping A Change: The AAP (Common Man’s Party) Effect on Indian Politics & democracy’. The panel launched a day-long event on the ‘Review of The Indian Elections 2014’ organised by the Centre for South Asian Studies, Edinburgh University on Monday, 12th May.

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May 2014

Karina Kielmann, Senior Lecturer at IIHD,  undertaking scoping visit for medical anthropology and health systems research in China

Karina Kielmann, IIHD

Systems for Health Seminar pdf

With the help of a Santander Research Scholarship, Karina Kielmann will be travelling to south-eastern China between May 21st and 31st . 

Her primary purpose is to engage with practitioners and scholars in the areas of medical anthropology and health systems research, as applied to communicable disease control, and to explore possibilities for future research collaboration.  She will spend time in the field to support (and learn from) the work of her doctoral student Guanyang Zou, whose project focuses on financing mechanisms for tuberculosis control in designated hospitals in Zhejiang Province.  She will also meet with officials from the government TB programme and engage with academics at Sun Yat-Sen University (Guangzhou) and the Chinese University of Hong Kong through a training workshop and seminars.

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May 2014

Professor Barbara McPake speaking at a side meeting of the World Health Assembly on 23rd May

Barbara McPake, IIHD Professor Barbara McPake is speaking at a side meeting of the World Health Assembly in Geneva on 23rd May.

She will report the findings of the study: ‘Economic Evaluation of Community Health Worker Programmes in low- and middle-income countries’ which was undertaken by a team led by IIHD (including also Ijeoma Edoka, Sophie Witter and Karina Kielmann) and colleagues in the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam.

The meeting is hosted by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

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April 2014

Student Femi Akande (MSc Global Health Systems) receives IIHD Bursary for research into health systems in North Central Nigeria

IIHD student, Femi Akande (MSc Global Health Systems) has secured a bursary to assist with his research. Femi says:

"Supportive supervision has been recognized as one of the “promising practices” for improving health worker performance which in turn enhances the overall performance of health systems. It has become even more relevant following health sector reforms especially decentralization and task-shifting.

The Government of Nigeria currently runs a decentralized health system in which the Local Government Areas oversee the Primary health care system where health care services are principally provided by Midwives and Community Health Extension Workers.

Using the supervision of Malaria services as a lens, my research which shall be carried out in Toto Local Government Area (LGA) of Nasarawa state in North Central Nigeria and will utilize a qualitative methodology in an attempt to assess the supervisory approach of the primary health care system by the LGA level with the aim of contributing to the understanding of the potential role supportive supervision can play in improving health service delivery and identify the factors that can impede its effective implementation."

 

Femi Akande, IIHD Student

Femi Akande, IIHD Student

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March 2014

Scottish Refugee Council (SRC) commission Dr Alison Strang to conduct evaluation on the impact of SRC's Holistic Integration Service

The Scottish Refugee Council (SRC) has commissioned Dr Alison Strang of IIHD to conduct an evaluation of impact, and to facilitate learning within the Holistic Integration Service partnership (HIS). 

The HIS three year programme was established by a Big Lottery grant as a means of improving the way new refugees in Scotland are able to access appropriate services and progress towards integration. 

Dr Alison Strang, IIHD, QMU Dr Alison Strang, IIHD

In addition, Alison has been appointed to chair the Core Group leading the implementation of the Scottish Government Strategy: 'New Scots: Refugees in Scotland’s Communities ‘ over the next five years.

 

Copyright Scottish Refugee Council

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06 February 2014

Bregje de Kok, IIHD Lecturer to work as discourse analyst specialist

IIHD Bregje de Kok

IIHD Lecturer Bregje de Kok

From February 2014 Bregje de Kok will work as a discourse analyst specialist on the project:

' Generating accountability for maternal health outcomes in Nigeria through audit and improvement of maternity record linkage systems' funded  by the MacArthur Foundation. The Principal Investigator is Dr. Julia Hussein from the Universty of Aberdeen; collaborating partners are the Nigerian Society for Obstetrics and Gynaecology (SOGON), and WHARC (Women’s Health and Action Research Centre)

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30 January 2014

Oonagh O'Brien, IIHD Lecturer and Fatou Baldeh, IIHD Alumni invited to be witnesses at FGM Inquiry

Oonagh O'Brien, IIHD Lecturer and Fatou Baldeh IIHD Alumni, invited to be witnesses at an Inquiry into FGM at the Scottish Parliament's Equal Opportunities Committee on 30 January 2014.

Oonagh O'Brien, IIHD Lecturer

Oonagh O'Brien, IIHD Lecturer

Fatou Baldeh, IIHD Alumni

Fatou Beldeh gives evidence at FGM Inquiry at the Scottish Parliament

Equal Opportunities Committee Report

 

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