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

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Event start Monday, 14 November 2016 at 00:00

Event end Friday, 18 November 2016 at 23:59

Vancouver Convention Centre

Venue Vancouver Convention Centre

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’.

#HSR2016 – Measurement, learning and evaluation for maternal and newborn health from IDEAS at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Chaired by


  • 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, USA
  • 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


  • 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 Health Systems Global blog Learning in Maternal and Newborn Health – five essential issues!

Other HSR sessions with participation from IDEAS

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.

  • Oral session
  • Thursday, 17 November
  • 14:00 – 15:30
  • Room 14
  • Speaker: Deepthi Wickremasinghe
  • Topic: Aid effectiveness principles for scale-up of innovations to improve maternal and newborn survival in Northeast Nigeria, Ethiopia and Uttar Pradesh State, India

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

  • Poster viewing sessions with Presenters during the lunch break
  • Thursday, 17 November
  • 12:30–14:00
  • Author: Meenakshi Gautham
  • Poster: 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.

Implementing improvement and innovation in health services and systems

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.