WEBINAR: HOW CAN “LEARNING-BY-DOING” HELP TO IMPROVE THE DELIVERY OF HEALTH SERVICES, AND REACH POOR AND MARGINALISED PEOPLE?
There is no single solution for successfully scaling-up health service delivery and reaching poor and marginalised people. A “learning-by-doing” approach, using tools and techniques that are inclusive, participatory, and flexible, can help us learn from failure and adapt interventions in response to changes in particular contexts.
Over the past decade, the Future Health Systems Consortium, comprised of teams from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, India, Nigeria, and Uganda, have worked closely with the people and organisations leading the transformation of health systems in each of their own countries. They have pursued approaches that allow key actors to “learn by doing”. In doing so, they have learnt how implementation research can be usefully employed by providers, beneficiaries, officials, and key local actors to improve the delivery of health services, particularly for poor and marginalised populations.
This Future Health Systems webinar sees the launch of a new journal supplement entitled Engaging stakeholders in implementation research: lessons from the Future Health Systems Research Program experience.
During the webinar, Future Health Systems members will share, reflect and compare their experiences of learning through many years of interaction with diverse health systems actors in different settings. Two short presentations will be followed by a panel discussion.
Future Health Systems contributors:
- Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda
- Ligia Paina, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
- Moses Tetui, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda
- Sara Bennett, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
- Shehrin Shaila Mahmood, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research (ICDDR,B), Bangladesh
- Upasona Ghosh, IIHMR University, India