Global Symposium on Health Systems Research 2018
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Leaving no woman, no child behind: what evidence on inequalities for RMNCH is needed to advocate and act?”
Date: Monday, October 8, 2018
Location: ACC Liverpool, UK – Room 3B
Kings Dock, Liverpool L3 4FP, UK
The SDGs provide a framework for reaching everyone with quality services. Evidence on who is left behind is necessary to ensure that health systems are focused on reaching all people in need and make progress towards universal health coverage. Innovative analyses of data on levels and trends in inequalities are needed to inform programs and ensure accountability. Countries need the capacity to generate socially robust information on health inequalities. And we need to be smart about generating and communicating the evidence that has the greatest impact on policies and programs.
Interactive electronic voting that engage audiences will preface presentations from the Countdown to 2030 work in regional and thematic networks to discuss: 1) What more can be done with existing data to generate powerful information on inequalities for advocacy, action and accountability? 2) What kind of evidence on inequalities is essential to guide health systems and ensuring that no women, no child is left behind? 3) What is the role of country public health institutions in generating information about inequalities? 4) How to translate evidence on inequalities into effective actions at country level?
Presenters will address these key issues in presentations and panels based on Countdown to 2030 work with regions and countries. Speakers and panelists include Ties Boerma (Countdown to 2030 / University of Manitoba, Canada), Agbessi Amouzou (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA), Kofi Busia (West Africa Health Organization, Burkina Faso), Cheikh Faye (African Population Health Research Centre (APHRC), Kenya), Aluisio Barros (Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil) and others. Special attention will be given to the impact of armed conflicts in a session led by Zulfiqar Bhutta (Univ. of Toronto & Aga Khan University, Pakistan) and Jocelyn DeJong (American University of Beirut, Lebanon).