Join the Thematic Working Group on Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict Affected States in Cape Town

Tuesday 30 Sept, 09.00-11.00, Roof Terrace

If you are coming to the Health Systems Global conference do attend and participate.

09.00 – 09.15 Welcome and formal launch of the TWG (Tim Martineau). Presentation of initial draft of health systems research in fragile and conflict affected states landscaping paper (Suzanne Fustukian).

09.15 – 09.45 Presentation of selected current research published in the special issue of BioMed Central’s “Conflict and Health”: ‘Filling the void: Health systems in fragile and conflict affected states‘.

A window of opportunity for reform in post-conflict settings? The case of Human Resources for Health policies in Sierra Leone, 2002-2012 (Maria Paola Bertone, Mohamed Samai, Joseph Edem-Hotah, Sophie Witter).

The “empty void” is a crowded space: health service provision at the margins of fragile and conflict affected states (Peter S Hill, Enrico Pavignani, Markus Michael, Maurizio Murru, Mark E Beesley).

09.45 – 10.15 Presentation and preliminary results of a study conducted by the TWG into research needs of health systems in fragile states (Egbert Sondorp) followed by comments by the panel: Dr Sarah Ssali (Makerere University), Ann Canavan (International Medical Corps), Olga Bornemisza (the Global Fund to fights AIDS, TB and Malaria) and Professor Peter Hill (University of Queensland)

10.15 – 10.45 Plenary discussion on research needs and priorities regarding health systems in fragile and conflict affected states

10.45 – 11.00 Outline of next steps of research needs identification process

More information about the Thematic Working Group on Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict Affected States:http://www.healthsystemsglobal.org/ThematicWorkingGroups/HealthSystemsinFragileandConflictAffectedSt.aspx

Photo courtesy of Joseph Kerkulahttps://www.flickr.com/photos/communityeyehealth/5494123897

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