Sharing knowhow and joining forces towards Health for All

How to bridge between health systems researchers and practitioners in the field of international health cooperation

How to bridge between health systems researchers and practitioners in the field of international health cooperation

Basel, September 6-10, 2015. The 9th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and international Health (ECMTIH) was organized by the Swiss TPH, a member of Medicus Mundi Switzerland, on behalf of the Federation of European Societies for Tropical Medicine and International Health (FESTMIH) and the Swiss Society for Tropical Medicine and Parasitology.

As the congress topic "The best science for global health challenges" was highly relevant for organizations working in the field of international health cooperation and global health, Medicus Mundi International and Medicus Mundi Switzerland participated as NGO partners in the Scientific Committee.

Medicus Mundi Switzerland participated in ECTMIH 2015 with a side event on "Swiss Health NGOs for Implementation Research" and a booth at the conference market shared with MMI.

Medicus Mundi International was responsible for the organization of a parallel session in the scientific program of the conference on "How to bridge between health systems researchers and practitioners in the field of international health cooperation" on Monday, 7 September 2015:

  • Challenges and solutions in collaboration between non-governmental implementing organizations and local research institutions in developing countries - Cecilia Capello (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Key determinants for a successful collaboration between NGOs and Universities in health research - Michael Hobbins (Lucerne, Switzerland)
  • From well-researched, tested and documented pilot interventions to health impact for all; from laboratory systems research to changing lives: in search of the holy grail of scalability - Bart Vander Plaetse (Basel, Switzerland)
  • Improving programme implementation through embedded implementation research (iPIER) - Nhan Tran (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Fairness in international collaborative research partnerships for health, time for a certification process: COHRED Fairness Index - Janis Lazdins (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Successfully connecting NGO practice and health systems research - get evidence into NGO practice & NGO practice into research - Nicole Moran (Konstanz, Germany)

Details can be found here.

 

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