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An ideal match! Successfully connecting NGO practice and Health Systems Research

An ideal match! Successfully connecting NGO practice and Health Systems Research

Cape Town, 3 October 2014. The MMI Network participated in the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Cape Town, South Africa, from 30 September to 3 October 2014, with a session on "An ideal match! Successfully connecting NGO practice and Health Systems Research."

The session targeted NGOs, researchers, policy makers and funders to learn how international NGOs working in the field of health development cooperation have successfully started integrating an evidence based approach into their institutional culture and operational practice. Two experiences of successful collaboration of NGOs and research institutions were discussed. The focus was less on the content of the research collaboration but on processes allowing innovative interaction between critical actors in a people-centered health system.

The inputs led to a vivid discussion - certainly to be followed-up in a future event.

 

Inputs

  • Successfully connecting NGO practice and Health Systems Research
    Introduction by Thomas Schwarz, MMI Network - Download PDF
  • Collaboration on sexual and reproductive health in the Great Lakes area
    Christina de Vries, Cordaid - Nina Ndabihore, Swiss TPH - Download PPT as PDF
  • Social protection and adherence to an equity fund in Mauritania
    Elies Van Belle, Memisa - Bart Criel, ITM Antwerp - Download PPT as PDF

 

Key references

  • NGO Research Toolbox: Get evidence into NGO practice and policy – Get NGO practice into research. By Nicole Moran
    www.ngo-research-toolbox.org
  • NGO service delivery as a goldmine for research data: experiences from NGOs in Malawi, Kate Gooding, University of Leeds, 2014 (work in progress) mkg@leeds.ac.uk. See also here: Kate Gooding

  • Promoting academic-practitioner partnerships in international development research • INTRAC – World Vision – University of Bradford, Briefing Note, 31 August 2012 • www.bit.ly/academic-practitioner

 

Report

  • Report by Elies Van Belle, Memisa, on the Cape Town HSR Symposium and the "ideal match" session: Download PDF


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