PERFORM2Scale at HSR2020

25 Aug 2020
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PERFORM2Scale has some good representation at HSR2020 on 10-12th November this year. Dates, times and links to content to be confirmed.

Panel session

Supporting the next generation of health policy and systems researchers: Lessons learned across four teaching and learning case examples - Trinity College Dublin

PERFORM2Scale is one of four programmes featured in this session on building capacity for health systems and policy research (HSPR). The session will present different teaching and learning modalities across the continuum of HSPR, with Kingsley Chikaphupha of the Malawi team speaking about PERFORM2Scale under the professional level. The session will demonstrate how the success of each of these programmes lies in an approach which promotes: (i) North-South partnerships, (ii) a multi-stakeholder and inter-disciplinary approach between academia, I/NGOs, public institutions and program implementers, (iii) participatory values, and (iv) a focus on translating research into better policy and practice.

Poster presentations

  • Designing appropriate strategies to improve workforce performance at district level in three African countries: what works? - Tim Martineau, Wesam Mansour, Patricia Akweongo, Hastings T. Banda, Paul Mubiri, Marjolein Dieleman and Joanna Raven

The team tracked the evolution of the workforce plans developed by the PERFORM2Scale district teams, from initial problem identification and prioritisation, through the root cause analysis process, to the designing and refining of the work plan. The poster presents their findings.

  • How district health decision-making is shaped within decentralised contexts: Qualitative research in Malawi, Uganda and Ghana - Susan E Bulthuis, Maryse C Kok, Samuel Amon, Samuel Agyei Agyemang, Xavier Nsabagasani, Lifah Sanudi, Joanna Raven, Mairead Finn, Jana Gerold, Olivia Tulloch & Marjolein A.Dieleman

This poster is based on a recent paper from the PERFORM2Scale team which considered how district-level health system decision-making in Ghana, Malawi and Uganda - all decentralised contexts - is shaped by power dynamics.

  • Power and politics of scaling-up a health systems intervention: lessons from Uganda, Ghana and Malawi - Joanna Raven, Susan Bulthuis, Adelaine Aryaija-Karimani, Lifah Sanudi, Patricia Akweongo, Rebecca Murphy, Frédérique Vallieres, Kaspar Wyss, Maryse Kok, Tim Martineau

Insufficient attention has been paid to the science of scaling-up innovative health care interventions, including how to address the enabling factors and barriers. This study examines power and politics, both of which affect whether an intervention is prioritised for scale-up,  the financial and human resources  allocated, how it is implemented, and how effective the intervention is over time.