Building capacity for Health Systems and Policy Research (HPSR) is a critical step towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and responding to the multi-sectoral and multi-dimensional challenges we face during this COVID-19 era. This webinar will provide a forum to share different experiences, processes, learning and outcomes of interactive teaching and learning approaches for HPSR at different postgraduate levels of MPH, MSc and PhD programs as well as capacity building of professionals and leaders in health through various continuous professional development programs. The speakers will focus on innovative and interactive approaches to teaching and learning of HPSR to enable participants become versatile in using the knowledge gained as well as transferring those competencies and skills in addressing the challenges they face in their everyday work within the health system.
The panelists consist of seasoned lecturers and coordinators of HPSR programs sharing their experiences on methods that they have been used, what works, and the challenges associated with them, how they can be adapted to meet different needs. We will also have some graduate students sharing their experience of the approaches they have experienced in their programs and how that have supported them or not in dealing with their routine challenges especially during the COVID-19 era.
The webinar will further interrogate the approaches used, whether these approaches are effective and supportive on the needs in the health systems overall, how they have been adapted during the COVID-19 era, how can we promote innovative, participatory and problem- solving strategies to enable learners transfer their knowledge into practice on the field.
The session will further offer an opportunity for attendees to engage in discussion, ask questions, and share learning and experiences across institutions. Please join this interesting discussion to help debate the role of HPSR teaching and learning in strengthening the health systems for the future!
- Dr Gina Teddy – (Senior Lecturer), Centre for Health Systems and Policy Research, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Ghana.
- Dr Maylene Shun-King – (Ass. Professor), Health Policy and Systems Division, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town.
- Mr Emmanuel Menya – Pharmacist and Supply Chain Advisor USAID|GHSC-PSM program. Also, an MPH Graduate at Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Ghana.
- Dr Ronnell Zondo – Deputy Director: Professional Support Services at Department of Health Western Cape Province. Also, Alumni of the Oliver Tambo Fellow for PGDip, University of Cape Town, South Africa
- Dr Alexander Omari Yeboah – Senior Obstetrics/Gynaecology Specialist at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in charge of training at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and an MPH Graduate at Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Ghana