IGHD at 5th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research #HSR2018

By Institute for Global Health and Development

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 was held in Liverpool between 8th and 12th October and IGHD was very proud to be presenting on several areas during the week.

The list below outlines the various sessions that the IGHD team presented or contributed to.


8th October 2018

Health systems strengthening in fragile and conflict-affected states: Controversies and innovations.

Satellite session, 13:30 – 17:00 (ACC room 12)

Prof Sophie Witter, Dr Maria Bertone 


9th October 2018

Payment for Performance (P4P), how, why, where and what? Learning from research across income settings.

Satellite session, 08:00 – 17:00 (Pullman Hotel, Mersey Suite) 

Prof Sophie Witter, Dr Maria Bertone


Innovative research approaches: social network analysis (SNA) for systems development - application to aid effectiveness in Uganda

Skills-building session, 13:00 - 17:00 (Exhibition Centre Room 21)

Suzanne Fustukian 


10th October 2018

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).

Lightening oral session, 11:00 – 12:30 (ACC room 11C)

Dr Maria Bertone


Health system resilience in the Middle East: the experience of UNRWA and regional stakeholders

Panel Session, 11:00 – 12:30 (ACC Hall 2E)  

Prof Alastair Ager, Prof Sophie Witter, Dr Karin Diaconu


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.

Oral Session, 16:00 - 17:30 (ACC room 11A) 

Prof Sophie Witter


Context, gender, and sustainability in introducing and scaling-up essential health care packages in fragile and crisis-affected countries

Thematic Working Group Session, 16:00 - 17:30 (ACC Hall 2E)

Suzanne Fustukian


11th October 2018

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)

Oral session, 11:00 - 12:30 (ACC room 3A) 

Dr Karina Kielmann


Building programme theory for pay for performance in low and middle-income countries.

Panel Session, 16:00 - 17:30 (ACC room 1C)

Prof Sophie Witter


12th October 2018

Unraveling PBF effects beyond impact evaluation: results from a qualitative study in Cameroon. Read more about this poster

Poster session, 10:30 (ACC Hall 2M) - POSTER NUMBER: 184

Dr Maria Bertone


The political economy of results-based financing: examining the experience of the health system in Zimbabwe. Read more about this poster

Poster session, 10:30 (ACC Hall 2M) - POSTER NUMBER: 182

Prof Sophie Witter

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