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Workshop: Health Systems Strengthening
Saturday, 19 November 2011 from 10:00 to 15:00 (GMT)
Cambridge, United Kingdom
The Humanitarian Centre invites you to . . .
Workshop: Health Systems Strengthening (HSS)
A critical examination of the concept and practice of HSS
Saturday 19 November, Pavilion Room, Hughes Hall
A Seminar in Two Parts
Led by Eva-Maria Hempe, of the Engineering Design Centre
- 10am to 12pm: An introduction to the concept, history, framework and practice of "Health Systems Strengthening." In Part 1, Eva will be joined by PLoS Medicine Senior Editor, Jocalyn Clark, who is an experienced health services researcher.
- 12pm to 1pm: Lunch & Networking
- 1pm to 3pm: A contextual look at "Health System Strengthening" and other 'health' 'systems' through case studies presented by experts in the field. In Part 2, Eva will be joined by Geoff Walsham of the Judge Business school, Bruce Mackay, of HLSP, and other researchers working in health systems.
- post-graduate students pursuing a career in international health
- clinicians, consultants and researchers who have experience in disease or population-specific programmes, and want a better understanding of a systems approach
- NGO workers and development consultants navigating health systems in developing countries
- persons new to global health programming who would like to understand what 'vertial' 'horizontal' and 'diagonal' approaches look like in reality
She is generally interested in questions around knowledge creation and management, organizational learning and contextual settings. Her research focuses on health care services but she hopes to be able to draw some general conclusions for public services which could inform policy making.
Jocalyn Clark came to PLoS in January 2008, where she is now responsible for handling research articles, commissioning and handling magazine articles, and overseeing the home page of PLoS Medicine. Previously she worked at the British Medical Journal (BMJ) (2002-2007) as editorial registrar, assistant editor, and project manager of the international campaign to revitalise academic medicine. During her time at BMJ she edited special theme issues on A Good Death, Academic Medicine, and Africa. Jocalyn did undergraduate studies in biochemistry and microbiology and then an MSc and PhD in public health sciences. She worked as a health services researcher at the University of Toronto focusing on access to care, gender, and performance measurement.
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The Humanitarian Centre
The Humanitarian Centre is an international development network that connects academia, industry, government and charities to find more effective ways of working together to address the root causes of global poverty and inequality.
We also build the skills and capacity of charity members, positively impacting communities across the world. We are affiliated with the University of Cambridge and a registered charity.