Photos: MSH Staff Present at the Symposium

Universal health coverage – easier said than done?

On Friday, November 2, MSH Director of Finance and Accounting David Collins and MSH Senior Technical Officer Zina Jarrah presented during Concurrent Session 11 on costing.

 

Collins discussed: “What will it cost to scale up basic packages of primary health care to cover everybody?”
David Collins, MSH Director of Finance and Accounting, presents at a session on costing for UHC.

David Collins, MSH Director of Finance and Accounting, presents at a session on costing for UHC. (Photo credit: MSH)

Zina Jarrah discussed: “Is it cheaper to treat child pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria in the community?” And gave some answers from Malawi and Rwanda.
Zina Jarrah of MSH, presents at a session on costing for UHC. (Photo credit: MSH)

Zina Jarrah of MSH, presents at a session on costing for UHC. (Photo credit: MSH)

Innovations in data collection and analysis

Later on Friday, MSH Program Officer Megan Rauscher spoke during the innovations in data collection and analysis concurrent session on: “Translating epidemiological data and health systems analysis in Uganda to improve the national drug kits system: A targeted, cost-effective approach to universal health coverage in MNCH Populations.”

Megan Rauscher of MSH presents on an innovative health systems strengthening approach in Uganda. (Photo credit: MSH)

Megan Rauscher of MSH presents on an innovative health systems strengthening approach in Uganda. (Photo credit: MSH)

Knowledge Management and Health Systems Strengthening

Sara Wilhelmsen discussed “The Critical Role of Knowledge Management Approaches in Overall Health Systems Strengthening: A case study from Malawi.”

Sara Wilhelmsen, MSH Sr Program Officer, presents on the K4Health project in Malawi

Sara Wilhelmsen, MSH Sr Program Officer, presents on the K4Health project in Malawi. (Photo credit: MSH)

 

Sara Wilhelmsen, MSH Sr Program Officer, talks about the knowledge management and health systems strengthening conceptual framework for the K4Health project in Malawi. (Photo credit: MSH)

Sara Wilhelmsen, MSH Sr Program Officer, talks about the knowledge management and health systems strengthening conceptual framework for the K4Health project in Malawi. (Photo credit: MSH)

Health systems functioning in fragile states

MSH Global Technical Lead on Fragile States, Dr. Steve Solter moderated a panel on the challenges and success of health systems functioning in fragile states.

MSH's Steve Solter (right) moderates a panel on fragile states and health systems research. (Photo credit: MSH)

MSH’s Steve Solter (right) moderates a panel on fragile states and health systems research. (Photo credit: MSH)

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MSH Poster Selected as Winner at HSR Symposium

Uche Chukwuka Ikenyei wins poster contest

Uche Chukwuka Ikenyei wins symposium poster contest. (Photo credit: MSH)

Uche Chukwuka Ikenyei’s poster on “Economic Analysis of Health Program Expenditure Data: An innovative decision making tool for increasing access to HIV care and treatment in resource poor settings” was chosen as one of three winning posters on Friday, November 2, at the Second Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Beijing, China. Uche is MSH’s monitoring & evaluation principal advisor for PRO-ACT Nigeria.

Congratulations to Uche!