TRAction Project at the 22nd Canadian Conference on Global Health

On November 5-7, 2015, the Canadian Society for International Health, in partnership with the Global Health Research Capacity Training Program will host the 22nd Canadian Conference on Global Health. This annual conference welcomes approximately 500 people from around the world to discuss and share issues of global health. The conference theme for 2015 is “Capacity Building for Global Health: Research & Practice.”

The USAID|Translating Research into Action (TRAction) Project will join technical practitioners, researchers, educators, students, policy-makers, and community mobilizers interested in primary health care to share knowledge, experience, and promote innovation through collaborative action. TRAction and its partners will present lessons learned in the areas of equity, recognition, and performance-based incentives (PBI).  

The panel session “Building Capacities in Global Health Research” is moderated by Theresa Gyorkos from McGill University and includes TRAction Technical Advisor Danielle Charlet who will present on “Capacity building for implementation research in global health: conducting multi-country, mixed methods case studies.”  This session will take place on Friday November 6th from 4:30-5:30 and will also feature researchers from the National Institute of Health Mozambique, University of Ottawa, and George Mason University.

In addition, Kassimu Tani, a representative from TRAction subawardee Ifakara Health Institute will participate in a panel session on Saturday November 7th from 10:30-12:00 focused on Monitoring and Evaluation. He will present his team’s case study entitled “The effects of MCH insurance cards on improving equity in access and use of maternal and child health care services in Tanzania: A mixed methods analysis.”

Additionally, two researchers from Heidelberg University’s Institute of Public Health will present TRAction-funded work on performance-based incentives in Malawi. Danielle Wilhelm will present a poster titled “Results based financing: an innovative approach, but what do implementers think about it?” Her poster explores the process of implementing a PBI program, including acceptability and adoption among key stakeholders and implementers.

Julia Lohman will present a poster titled “Carrots and sticks: Health workers perspectives on performance-based incentives: findings from a mixed-methods study in Malawi.” Her poster focuses on provider experiences within the PBI intervention, including motivation, satisfaction, and perceptions of the intervention’s effectiveness. Both posters will be presented on Thursday, November 5th at 5:30 PM.   

Visit the TRAction Project Website for further information about TRAction’s contributions to this highly anticipated conference. To find out more about the conference and its participants please see the conference program.

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Community health worker educating the local population of Magadi, Kenya (2015)
November 03, 2015
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