At the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Vancouver, Canada, this November, IDEAS are organising a special Satellite Session on the topic of 'Measurement, learning and evaluation for maternal and newborn health'.
Joanna Schellenberg (IDEAS) and John Grove (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)
Project Director - Last Ten Kilometers Project
John Snow Inc. Ethiopia
Director - The Averting Maternal Death and Disability Programme (AMDD)
Mailman School of Public Health
Department of Population and Family Health
Senior Program Manager - Implementation
Population Services International - India
Project Director - Maternal and Neonatal Health Care Project
Society for Family Health - Nigeria
Presentations and debate sessions:
(1) The Mechanisms of Change with Krystyna Makowiecka
(2) Data Driven Action with Tanya Marchant
(3) Scaling-Up Innovations with Neil Spicer
(4) District Level Data for Decision Making with Bilal Avan
Tuesday November 15th
08:30 - 12:00 (PDT)
Vancouver Convention Centre - Room 11
This session will focus on embedding “learning” within measurement, learning and evaluation for better maternal and newborn health. Short presentations, each followed by discussion with interactive Q&A, will emphasis reflection of learning from the characterisation of complex intervention strategies, from new measurement methods, and learning that strengthens implementation processes.
Read Joanna Schellenberg's latest blog in Health Systems Global
Register your interest in this event, and share with your colleagues and friends, using the Hashtags #MLE4MNCH and #HSR2016
Other HSR sessions with participation from IDEAS:
- Thursday, 17 November
14:00 – 15:30
Theme: Implementing improvement and innovation in health services and systems Improving coverage and implementing at scale
Scaling up of successful innovations is a major challenge because what works in individual or controlled settings may not work in the varied complex contexts of multiple locations. There are many complex methodological issues affecting the study of scale up, from understanding the factors that affect spread, to developing good evaluation methods, to using monitoring data effectively to improve. In this session, presenters describe efforts in countries such as India, Tanzania and Nigeria to monitor, evaluate and implement innovations at scale.
Aid effectiveness principles for scale-up of innovations to improve maternal and newborn survival in Northeast Nigeria, Ethiopia and Uttar Pradesh State, India
- Thursday, 17 November
Poster viewing sessions with Presenters during the lunch break
Theme: Equity, rights, gender and ethics: maintaining responsiveness through values-based health systems
ID: 1698, PN: GE‑lc54, Type: Poster Socio-economic and caste related inequities in coverage of contacts and interventions for maternal and newborn health in Uttar Pradesh, India.
- Wednesday, 16 November
11:00 – 12:30
Theme: Implementing improvement and innovation in health services and systems
How can we get life-saving interventions to women and babies? Digital photo essay
Many people from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine will attend and present at the fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research. Come and meet us at our stall in the marketplace to learn more about our work. Download the full schedule and stay up to date on our activity at the symposium by following us on twitter @LSHTM_IDEAS.
More details on all the sessions organsied by students or staff of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine can be found on the LSHTM Health Systems website.
More information on the Symposium, and how to register, can be found at healthsystemsresearch.org/hsr2016
Image courtesy of Cliff Hellis via Flickr
IDEAS in conversation with Dr. Katherine Semrau (Director of BetterBirth) on measurement, learning and evaluation for maternal and newborn health