Informed decisions for actions in maternal and newborn health

Join us at the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research! #HSR2016

Join us at the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research! #HSR2016

Vancouver - Courtesy of Cliff Hellis via Flickr
Satellite Session: Measurement, learning and evaluation for maternal and newborn health

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'. 

Chaired by:

Joanna Schellenberg (IDEAS) and John Grove (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)

Panellists: 

Wuleta Betemariam
Project Director - Last Ten Kilometers Project
John Snow Inc. Ethiopia 

Lynn Freedman
Director - The Averting Maternal Death and Disability Programme (AMDD)
Mailman School of Public Health 
Department of Population and Family Health
Columbia University

Pinki Maji
Senior Program Manager - Implementation
Population Services International - India

Magdalene Okolo
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

Details

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

Click to read the blog

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

Room 14

Oral session

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.

Deepthi Wickremasinghe

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

12:30–14:00

Poster viewing sessions with Presenters during the lunch break

Theme: Equity, rights, gender and ethics: maintaining responsiveness through values-based health systems

Meenakshi Gautham

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

Ballroom C

Multimedia session

Theme: Implementing improvement and innovation in health services and systems

Rhys Williams

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