Join MSH at the First Global Symposium for Health Systems Research

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is participating in the First Global Symposium for Health Systems Research being held from November 16-19, 2010 in Montreux, Switzerland. The first symposium is dedicated to improving the scientific evidence needed by health policy-makers and practitioners to inform their decisions related to accelerating universal health coverage.  

If you are attending the conference, please visit us at booth on floor B4 to learn more about MSH and our projects.  

Dan Kraushaar, Global Technical Lead for Health Systems Strengthening, will participate in a discussion focusing on "Health systems and national policy-making: Strengthening the connection" on Tuesday, November 16, 4:00-5:30pm in the Vaud Room.

Members of MSH are participating in a panel discussion hosted by USAID/Rwanda on Wednesday, November 17, 2:00-3:30pm in the Vaud Room, "The Impact of Performance-Based Financing: Experiences from Rwanda"—this session will present research conducted in Rwanda into the impact of the implementation of the performance-based financing (PBF) program of the Ministry of Health.  

Moderator:
Yogesh Rajkotia, PhD, Health Systems Strengthening Team Leader, USAID/Rwanda  

Panelists:
David Collins, Director of Finance and Accounting, MSH
Louis Rusa, Director, Performance Based Financing Department, Rwandan Ministry of Health
Cedric Ndizeye, IHSSP, MSH  

MSH is hosting a satellite event on Thursday, November 18, 7:00-8:30am in the Zurich (Miles Davis) Room, "Achieving Universal Coverage: The Role of Continuous Learning in Strengthening Health Systems"–a discussion with MSH, Results for Development Institute, and the Rockefeller Foundation, on the challenges and lessons learned in countries that have made significant progress in establishing universal health coverage.  

Moderator:
Jonathan D. Quick, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer, MSH  

Panelists:
Dr. Sam Adjei, Chief Executive, Centre for Health and Social Services Ltd., Ghana
Dr. Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Director, IHPP-Thailand; Health Systems Research, Thailand
Ramiro Guerrero, Research Director, Harvard Global Equity Initiative; Former Deputy Minister of Social Protection, Colombia
Gina Lagomarsino, Managing Director, Results for Development Institute  

With remarks by:
Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez, Managing Director, The Rockefeller Foundation      

Throughout the week, MSH staff will be presenting posters of best practices and results:  

Tuesday/Wednesday, Hall B5, 9:00am-5:30pm
"Performance-based Indicators of HSS: Insights from OECD Experience" 
Presenters: Jonathan D. Quick, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer, MSH and Joel Wickre, Results Management Coordinator, MSH  

"Challenges in Scaling up Counseling and Testing Services; a Nigerian Health Systems Project's Case Study"
Presenter: Uche Chukwuka Ikenyei, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor for ProACT, MSH, Nigeria  

Thursday/Friday, Hall B5, 9:00am-5:30pm
"Are HSS Interventions being Properly Measured for the Link to Health Outcomes and Impact?"
Presenter: David Collins, Director of Finance and Accounting, MSH  

"Measuring the Impact of Health System Strengthening and Scaling Up Priority Interventions on the Cost of Integrated Basic Health Services"
Presenter: David Collins, Director of Finance and Accounting, MSH  

"Towards Universal Access: Multi-sectoral Partnership to Scale up PMTCT Services in Rural Communities in North Central Nigeria"
Presenter: Ndulue Nwokedi, Deputy Project Director of ProACT, MSH, Nigeria  

"Centralizing the Dispensing of Chronic Medicines in Kwazulu- Natal, South Africa to Improve Access and Quality of Care"
Presenter: Susan Putter, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager for Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems Program, MSH, South Africa  

"Quantifying the Services for Which Pharmacists May Levy a Fee in South Africa"
Presenter: Fathima Fyzoo, Senior Program Associate for Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems Program, MSH, South Africa  

"Development of a Framework to Monitor Pharmaceutical Services in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa"
Presenter: Susan Putter, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager for Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems Program, MSH, South Africa

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