5th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

The Global Symposium on Health Systems Research is organized every two years by Health Systems Global to bring together the full range of players involved in health systems and policy research and practice. Beginning with the First Global Symposium in Montreux in 2010, the Symposia have played a crucial, catalytic role in convening a global community dedicated to strengthening health systems and building the field of health systems research.

Please join the Population Council at the sessions listed in the calendar below or visit our booth (no. 10) in the Exhibition Hall.

8-12 October 2018

United Kingdom


Population Council Speakers

Monday, 8 October

Satellite Session    |   8:30 am–12:00 pm | ACC Room 11B

Ann K. Blanc Vice President, Social and Behavioral Science Research

"Improving coverage measurement in low-resource settings: Launch of the Journal of Global Health supplement"

Satellite Session    |   8:30 am–12:30 pm | ACC Room 12

Task Force on Women and Non-Communicable Diseases

"Gender health equity over the life course: Identifying and overcoming the barriers women face in accessing health systems in low-resource settings"

Council presenters: Charlotte WarrenSharif M.I. Hossain, and Emmanuel Nwala

Skills-based Session    |   1:00–5:00 pm | Exhibition Centre Room 23

Frontline Health project

"Data for advocacy: Translating community needs into sustained, scalable frontline health worker investments"

Wednesday, 10 October

Poster Session    |   Exhibition Centre

Emmanuel Nwala

"Examining actors’ roles and relationships in implementing complex interventions for fistula repair in Nigeria: A midline process evaluation"

Poster Session    |   Exhibition Centre

Shongkour Roy

"Strengthening health systems for identification and management of preeclampsia and eclampsia in Bangladesh: Findings from monitoring data"

Thursday, 11 October

Oral Session    |   2:00–3:30 pm | ACC Room 3B

Pooja Sripad Associate I

"Reaching the most vulnerable: Investigating a composite multidimensional measure for targeted fistula programming in Nigeria and Uganda"

Session—Measures and Metrics to Improve Services and Systems