Developing Health Policy and Systems research (HPSR) capacity is critical to strengthening health systems and support them in responding to demographic and economic challenges and progress towards UHC. The webinar will provide a forum for discussion for strategies to accelerate and enhance HPSR training and learning to meet the rapidly growing demands. The speakers will focus on core competencies for HPSR, and applying competency-oriented approaches to and enhance HPSR where it is lacking. We will focus on experiences from the Western Pacific Region (WPR) and discuss networks and collaborations – crucial to strengthen national HPSR skills.
Structure and speakers
- Coordinated by Dr. Ayat Abu-Agla
- Introduction by Gina Teddy, Chair of the HSG Teaching and Learning Thematic Working Group
- Dr Meike J Schleiff (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) – Towards Core Competencies for Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR) Training: Results from a Global Mapping and Consensus-Building Process (15 min)
- Dr Zulkarnain Abdul Karim (Institute for Health Systems Research, Malaysia) – How can we strengthen national HPSR capacity: practical lessons from Malaysia (10 min)
- Dr Katherine Ann V. Reyes (University of the Philippines Manila) – Accelerating Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR) in the WHO Western Pacific Region: “Networks and collaborations – crucial links to strengthen national HPSR skills”
- Dr Dina Balabanova (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) – How do we accelerate HPSR capacity? Learning from theory and practice (5-10 min)
- Q&A with panel
This research was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) (Project reference: 130201) using UK aid from the UK Government to support global health research. The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the UK Department of Health and Social Care.