On October 8-12, participants around the world will gather in Liverpool, UK for the Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research. The event is hosted by the Health Systems Global with co-sponsors, supporters, and a consortium of UK organisations led by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
The symposium will advance conversation and collaboration on financing health, delivering services, engaging the health workforce, and new applications of technologies to promote health for all.
SHOPS Plus will co-sponsor the Private Sector Pre-Day, hold a side session and participate in panel discussions.
On October 8, at ACC Liverpool conference center from 12 to 2 p.m. in room 4B , the project will hold a satellite session on engaging the private health workforce to achieve universal health coverage through the delivery of more services and addressing financial barriers to care. The session, titled "The private health workforce: key to expanding access to priority health services", will highlight case studies from India and South Africa. The panel features four speakers, including SHOPS Plus private sector specialist, Sean Callahan. Register now.
On October 9 at the Jurys Inn Hotel in Liverpool, the project will sponsor the HSR2018 Satellite Session: Engaging with Private Providers in Low and Middle Income Countries- Strengthening Quality of Care and Effective Regulation. It is a full-day satellite session that will consist of 12 panels, one of which will feature Jeanna Holtz, health financing advisor for SHOPS Plus, as a panelist. This specific panel is titled "Strategic Purchasing: Leveraging direct and indirect benefits to improve quality" and will focus on how engaging private providers to participate in strategic purchasing mechanisms, governments can generate direct and indirect benefits to improve and regulate quality of care. The strategic purchasing panel will take place from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
On October 10, Sarah Dominis, human resources for health specialist for Abt Associates, will present on SHOPS Plus at a lightning session on how the private sector health workforce can be leveraged to expand access to HIV services and advance country universal health coverage goals. The session, titled "Innovating to achieve UHC: Optimizing the impact of the private health workforce", will highlight case studies from India and South Africa, and will take place at the ACC Liverpool conference center at 2 p.m. in room 11C.
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