Strengthening health systems is at the core of what we do, and we believe is one of the key drivers in achieving sustainable health outcomes.
At the global symposium, we’ll be sharing our knowledge and experiences in strengthening health systems in Nepal, Kenya, Malawi and Yemen. In these challenging contexts, we were able to make services available to the most vulnerable by making health systems more accountable and responsive, leaving no one behind.
Our sessions during the Symposium will focus on the following five areas:
- Strengthening health financing mechanisms to improve delivery, access and quality of health services for the vulnerable, and reduce dependency on donors.
- Empowering communities to hold governments and health providers to account, leading to dramatic and sustained improvements to health services, and improved use of resources.
- Enabling new service delivery partnerships between public, for-profit and not-for-profit providers to achieve Universal Health Care.
- Building Back Better in post-disaster contexts to ensure health services are resilient to future disasters and equitable, enabling access for all.
- Leaving no one behind through responsive health systems and effectively prioritising interventions that reduce vulnerability and increase access for all. To meet this need, external organisations need to think and work politically and support adaptive programming.
We will also be hosting a satellite session in partnership with London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute on Monday 9th October, at 12pm – 2pm in Room ACC 4a (lunch will be provided). You can sign up to attend via the symposium app - spaces are limited.
The session, titled “Lessons from applying systems thinking to research and programme implementation: how to build health systems that leave no one behind” will bring together researchers, implementers and donors for a dynamic debate on the impact and feasibility of using systems thinking approaches when designing and delivering research and technical assistance projects.
We’d love to see you there! If you’re planning on attending the conference, please do come along to one of our sessions. You can also email Marleen Vellekoop to arrange a time to meet with us during that week.
For live updates on our sessions throughout the conference and to connect with us online, follow @OptionsInHealth