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Health Systems Research 2022

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Event start Monday, 31 October 2022 at 00:00

Event end Friday, 04 November 2022 at 00:00

The sevent global symposium on health systems research will take place from the 31st of October to the 4th of November in Bogota, Colombia, with participation from several members of the IDEAS team.

This year’s HSR conference has the theme of Health Systems Performance in the Political Agenda: Sharing Lessons on Current and Future Global Challenges.

IDEAS researchers will be contributing to the following sessions:


Organised Session, Tuesday, 1 November, 1.30 – 5 PM GMT 

IDEAS Principal Investigator Tanya Marchant will be on the panel for an organised session as part of research from the Countdown 2030 group.

The session will be broken into three main components: (1) series of presentations, (2) interactive small group activity, and (3) panel session for discussion and concluding remarks.


Standard coverage measures don’t account for quality of health services received by women and children and therefore don’t accurately reflect the impact of programs. In this interactive session practitioners and academics from global and country levels will discuss effective coverage which incorporates quality of care in measures of RMNCAH&N interventions.


Oral Session, 3 November 2022, 11 am GMT, Room P

IDEAS researcher Dr Nasir Umar will be presenting durign a session entitled ‘New technologies to improve access’. He will be speaking about his work around “Understanding rural women’s preferences for telephone call engagement with primary health care providers in Nigeria: a discrete choice experiment”.


Poster Presentations 

Operationalising routine data to support health system performance and accountability of childbirth care in low resource settings

IDEAS researcher Josephine Exley will be presenting an e-poster throughout the duration of the conference.

The poster presents work undertaken by the IDEAS team to create actionable effective coverage measures for facility-based childbirth. Findings demonstrate that effective coverage of childbirth care can be operationalised using routine data (DHIS-2) combined with national level population surveys (DHS). It highlights gaps in the ability to accurately measure the content of care through routine data systems. This gap could be addressed through advocacy to promote the inclusion of indicators in routine data sources to capture all components of effective coverage.


Sustainaing the quality of care network: lessons from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Malawi and Uganda 

IDEAS researcher Seblewengel Lemma will be presenting her poster throughout the duration of the conference.

The Quality of Care Network (QCN) is a global initiative established in 2017 by WHO and  11 member countries to improve maternal, newborn, and child health. The vision was that the QCN would be embedded within member countries and continued beyond the initial implementation period: that the Network would be sustained. The poster will present findings from a study looking at the actions taken to sustain the QCN in four network countries.