Implementation Research in Global Health
- Hotel Scandic Bergen City, Bergen
- 16.10.2013 09:00 CET
- 17.10.2013 16:30 CET
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CONFERENCE PROGRAMME (PDF-67 KB)
STUDENT PRE-CONFERENCE PROGRAMME (PDF-164.6 KB)
The conference will present Norwegian and international implementation- and health systems research. The key question at the conference is how we can improve health service delivery in low and middle-income countries?
Based on evidence-based implementation strategies and lessons learnt, Norwegian and international researchers shall outline possible ways to improve health services.
Recent developments in other Norwegian global health research, as well as new potential partners for international collaboration, will also be given substantial space in the programme.
The programme is organized in three main columns:
- Implementation research: methodology, lessons learnt and future perspectives
- Norwegian Global Health Research and New international collaborations
- Researcher led symposia (various categories)
The conference aims at bringing together Norwegian and international researchers, students, health professionals, policy makers, representatives from biotech, and others with an interest in global health.
It is an arena for presentations and discussions on current subjects on research for improved health in low- and middle-income countries and of relevance for Norwegian research environments.
Registration for the Conference is closed
The conference will be at Scandic Bergen City.
We are proud to announce that students from Bergen will arrange a pre-conference happening in the afternoon 15 October as a follow up of the successful student conference in Trondheim last year. See the latest update on the student pre-conference here (PDF-170.3 KB) .
We are honoured to announce that , Executive Director for the the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research in the WHO will give the first opening plenary. Dr Abdul Ghaffar has worked for over 25 years in low- and middle-income countries managing research for health; planning, designing and evaluating national health systems; and teaching health policy and management. He has played a leading role in establishing and managing policy and research fora involving civil society, policy-makers and development partners, both at the national and international levels. His desire and interest is to trigger a global movement to generate and use research evidence for improved policy and management decisions at the country level.
Several prominent speakers from Africa, Asia, Europe and theUS have been invited. See the preliminary programme here (PDF-138.5 KB) .
Betty Kirkwood is Professor of Epidemiology & International Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a member of the GLOBVAC programme board.
Halvor Sommerfelt is Professor at the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, The University of Bergen and the leader of the Centre for Intervention Science in Maternal and Child Health.
Professor Irene Akua Agyepong has currently moved to the School of Public Health of the University of Ghana and is the newly elected chair of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Group (STAC) of the Alliance for Health Policy and System Research, WHO.
Sakido Fukuda-Parr is a development economist and was the lead author and director of the UNDP Human Development Reports from 1995 to 2004. She is a member of the Lancet - University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health.
Ole Frithjof Norheim is a Professor of Medical Ethics in the Section for Medical Ethics, in the Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, at the University of Bergen, Norway, and Consultant physician in the Department of Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital.
Tore Godal is Special Adviser Office of the Prime Minister of Norway. Godal was instrumental in initiating the UNICEF-UNDP-World Bank-WHO Special Programme for research and training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) and has been Executive Secretary for the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI). Godal act as observer in the GLOBVAC programme board.
Rifat Atun is Professor of International Health Management at Imperial College London and Head of the Health Management Group and an Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Atun is the joint lead for the innovation work steam at the National Centre for Infection Prevention and Management and a member of the GLOBVAC programme board.
Dr Alejandro Cravioto is the Chief Scientific Officer at the International Vaccine Institute, The Republic of Korea. Cravioto is the former executive director of International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research (ICDDR, B).
The deadline for submitting applications for symposia/workshop expired 1 May 2013.
Guidelines for posters
The conference is a joint initiative between seven actors involved with Global Health Research in Norway: