COPASAH in the Health and Systems Research Symposium, Cape Town
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The Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research will build on the progress achieved by two previous, highly successful symposia held in Monteux (2010) and Beijing (2012). In line with the mission of the global health systems research society, the third global symposium will be organized in Cape Town, South Africa from 30th September to 4th October, 2014 on the theme ‗Science and Practice of People-centered Health Systems‘. The specific objectives of the Third Global Symposium are to:
Share cutting-edge research addressing the development of people-centered health systems (including both conceptual work and the findings of primary and secondary research);
Identify and discuss approaches to research addressing this theme and to strengthening the rigor of this research;
Build the capacities of researchers, policy-makers, practitioners, activists and civil society organizations to conduct and use health systems research related to the theme;
Strengthen learning communities and knowledge-translation platforms working, to support people-centered health systems across disciplines, sectors and countries and, particularly, bridging practitioner, activist and researcher communities. dif]>Share cutting-edge research addressing the development of people-centered health systems (including both conceptual work and the findings of primary and secondary research);
A satellite meeting to be organized at the symposium by COPASAH and others will review experiences and identify field building inputs
Number of members of COPASAH and the steering committee members in particular have sent in abstracts and have been accepted for oral presentations, poster presentations and for organised sessions. 1. Satellite Meeting on 29th September, 2014:
Organizers: EQUINET, COPASAH and Rotter-dam Global Health Initiative Erasmus University, for the participatory cluster in the Shapes TWG for Health Systems Global
Title: New resources and opportunities for participatory research in health systems: Areas of focus for Health Systems Global
Content: The satellite session will be convened by the three organisations leading the participatory cluster of the Shapes Technical working Group in HSR global. It will present and discuss with delegates interested in the cluster the issues, resources and capacities for the field and how these could be developed through the TWG, and will make available work we have done to date, particularly through EQUINET and COPASAH. It will review the experience of using participatory action research (PAR), community monitoring and innovations in social media in transforming local health systems, the challenges faced and the areas for future participatory work in HSR. It will launch the EQUINET, AHPSR and IDRC methods reader on participatory action research and web tools from COPASAH. The session will identify field building in-puts in terms of the resources, capacity building, methods and opportunities that need to be taken forward by the participatory cluster of the Shapes Technical working Group and the people who are interested in playing a role in the different areas of work.
Speakers from COPASAH: Walter Flores and Abhijit Das
2. Organized Session
Title: Building people-centered health systems through the social empowerment of marginalized populations: Moving from theory to practice
Session type: Participatory session
Field-building dimension: Original experience of learning communities and knowledge translation platforms engaged in strengthening health systems.
Chair: Edward Premdas Pinto
Contributor Africa: Geoffrey Oppio
Contributor Asia: Renu Khanna
Contributor Latin America: Walter Flores
Fish bowl moderator: Barbara Kaim
All the contributors above are members of the Community of Practice in Accountability and Social Action in Health (COPASAH) and also members of the participatory research cluster within the SHAPES group at Health Systems Global.