By Institute for Global Health and Development 06 August 2018

The 5th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research or #HSR2018 is the foremost conference on health systems and policy research and practice. This year's symposium will be held in Liverpool between 8th and 12th October and IGHD is very proud to be presenting on several areas during the week.

The list below outlines the various sessions that the IGHD team will be presenting.

NB: the times and locations below are correct as of 30 July 2018. Please check back for further updates.


8th October 2018

Satellite session, 13:30 – 17:00 (ACC room 12): Health systems strengthening in fragile states: how to design and fund an essential package of services that results in improved health outcomes. Prof Sophie Witter


9th October 2018

Satellite session, 08:00 – 17:00 (Pullman Hotel): Payment for Performance (P4P), how, why, where and what? Learning from research across income settings. Prof Sophie Witter


10th October 2018

Lightening oral session, 11:00 – 12:30 (ACC room 11C): Health service delivery in fragile and conflict-affected settings: challenges and lessons (The bumpy trajectory of performance-based financing in Sierra Leone: unpacking the role of external actors). Dr Maria Bertone

Panel Session, 11:00 – 12:30 (ACC Hall 2E): Health system resilience in the Middle East: the experience of UNRWA and regional stakeholders Prof Alastair Ager, Prof Sophie Witter, Dr Karin Diaconu

Oral Session, 16:00 - 17:30 (ACC room 11A): Engaging with the politics of policy: process and power (What, why and how do health systems learn from one another? Insights from eight low and middle-income country case studies. Prof Sophie Witter


11th October 2018

Oral session, 11:00 - 12:30 (ACC room 3A): Systems thinking as a lens for analysing health and other sectors (Moving towards decentralised care for drug-resistant TB in South Africa: the role of high and low-level tinkering in health systems responses) Dr Karina Kielmann

Panel Session, 16:00 - 17:30 (ACC room 1C): Building programme theory for pay for performance in low and middle-income countries. Prof Sophie Witter


IGHD will also be hosting a stall in the exhibition space during the symposium. Come and visit us at stand number 24 to find out about our research and meet our researchers.

Details on how to register, the full programme and all other symposium information can be found on the #HSR2018 website.

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