HEARD at the 5th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research


USAID’s Health Evaluation and Applied Research Development (HEARD) Project will attend the upcoming Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Liverpool, United Kingdom from October 8-12, 2018. As part of the Health Research Program portfolio, we will be participating in several events. For more information, a schedule of events are listed below:

Monday, October 8th

HSR Skill Building Session: Making results matter: Applying developmental evaluation in global health

When: 8:00AM-12:00PM


Location: ACC Exhibition Centre Room 18

Summary: An introduction to Developmental Evaluation (DE): Participants will learn what characteristics and advantages distinguish DE from traditional evaluations, and the conditions for which DE is best suited.

Key takeaways include: How to design DE (based on a real-world example) and how to use innovative methods and learning tools.

Presenters: Ashwin Budden, CIRCLE TZ Team and partners (Mission, PORALG, Deloitte)

Discussion on the Transition from the Ad Hoc Governance Group to the Interim Steering Committee

When: 1:00PM-3:00PM

Organizer: USAID HEARD

Summary: Overview of the initial work of ISC’s Ad Hoc Working Group, in anticipation of the convening of the Interim Steering Committee.

Invitees: Invite only

Tuesday, October 9th

HSR Satellite Session: Harnessing health implementation research through local engagement to advance social development goals

When: 8:00AM-11:15AM

Organizer: USAID HRP

Location: ACC Room 11B

Summary: This session will highlight the role of implementation research in informing and translating global policies into effective, country-led programs with strong health systems, thus improving health outcomes for maternal, newborn and child health.

HEARD Participants: TBD

Update on the Development of the Implementation Science Collaborative

When: 1:00PM-2:30PM

Organizer: USAID HEARD

Location: Jury’s Inn Liverpool Suite 1, 31 Keel Wharf (0.2miles/3-minute walk from ACC)

Summary: Implementation science is more effective when implementers, policymakers, advocates and research partners work together.

Are you engaged in or interested in creating a more effective way to navigate between evidence and action? If so, please join us as current and prospective partners of the Implementation Science Collaborative (ISC) explain how this partnership will work to facilitate more effective implementation science in global health, and how you can be involved.

RSVP here.

Pathways from Respectful Maternity Care and Quality to Universal Health Coverage

When: 3:00PM-5:00PM

Organizer: USAID HEARD

Location: Jury’s Inn Liverpool, 31 Keel Wharf (0.2 miles/3-minute walk from ACC)

Summary: This side event organized by USAID’s Health Evaluation and Applied Research Development (HEARD) Project partners will highlight how we can continue to harness the energy, innovation, and collaborative efforts to accelerate change in the field of respectful high quality care.

RSVP here.

HSR Opening Plenary

When: 5:30PM-7:30PM

Location: ACC Main Auditorium

HSR Welcome Reception

When: 7:30PM-9:00PM

Location: ACC Hall 2M

Wednesday, October 10th

Exploring Innovative and Collaborative ways to create globally accessible, shared curricula for the future global health workforce

When: 7:00AM-8:30AM

Organizer: USAID HEARD

Summary: The proliferation of online curriculum content within Schools of Public Health (SPH) and related programs lends flexibility to students training to address diverse health challenges, and presents an enormous opportunity to share curriculum components among partnering schools in a way that was not previously possible.

Innovative development, adaptation, and delivery of online courses or modules jointly offered across partnering schools affords students access to courses that are enhanced by a diverse multi-country faculty with an expanded range of pedagogical knowledge and transdisciplinary global health expertise. The delivery of such courses by skilled practitioners, clinicians, advocates, or researchers from many universities would result in a truly global classroom, where the life experience and career paths of diverse students will add to the richness of the lessons.

While the notion of shared curriculum is innately exciting and has been discussed within many SPH and related programs, the process of implementing shared curricula faces many challenges, including the alignment of varying needs of SPHs as well as logistical and financial hurdles.

This conversation at the Health Systems Research Symposium (HSR) in Liverpool provides a starting point to decide what could be done together given existing resources and education/training needs, discuss the audience(s) for a shared global health implementation science curriculum, and consider what is needed for such a collaboration to successfully launch a suite of on-line courses for a global community.

Participants: Invite only

Thursday, October 11th

HEARD Partners Meeting (tentative)

When: 7:00AM-8:30AM

Organizer: USAID HEARD

Location: Pullman, Albert Suite (HEARD)

Friday, October 12th

Meet the unmet needs: Addressing the equity and the access to mental health services via a community-based psycho social capacity building project in post-earthquake Nepal

When: 1:15PM

Organizer: Americares

Abstract ID: 3549

Session ID: R2

Poster Number: 371

The synergic effect of integrating mental health support to the physical health promotion program among Syrian refugees and Jordanian’s in host communities

When: 2:00PM-3:30PM

Organizer: Americares

Location: ACC Room 11B

Session Title: Integrating health services to better meet patients needs

Track: Oral Session