|PS05||TUESDAY, 15 APRIL 2014||ROOM: 13|
|Health Services Integration and Disease Control Programmes
|Marianne Pirard, MD
Educational Coordinator of the Public Health department, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
|Amina Essolbi, MD, MPH,
Senior lecturer Ecole Nationale de Santé Publique, Rabat, Morocco
|Basile Keugoung, MD, MPH, PhD student,
Ministry of Public Health, Yaounde, Cameroon
|Raoul Bermejo, MD, MPH, PhD student,
Researcher, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, University of the Philippines College of Medicine, Philippines
|There is currently a broad consensus in the global community on the need for Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) to make further progress toward the Millennium Development Goals. The recent momentum around UHC, a likely post-MDG goal, is another example of this. However, there is still divergence on how HSS should be framed and how it should be done in practice.In this session we will present three frameworks to guide HSS with applied examples from different countries. We intend to discuss the relevance of these HSS frameworks and exchange experiences in HSS with a diverse audience bringing the perspective from actors such as first line health workers, health system and disease control programme managers, decision makers, international organisations and donors working in diverse settings (LICs & MICs, different continents).|
is a medical doctor with an MPH from the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Antwerp. She currently is the Educational Coordinator of the Public Health department of ITM and is in charge of the organization of an international MPH with a track in Health Systems & Policy and a track in Disease Control.Before joining ITM in 2002, she worked for 5 years as a clinician in a rural district in Zimbabwe in a period its health system based on PHC principles was an example for the region (1986-91). She also spent 8 years in Bolivia as a Public Health physician, strengthening the National Centre for Tropical Diseases in its operational research and surveillance activities. (1994-2002)She believes that stronger synergies between health service managers and disease control programme managers can make health systems stronger.
Amina Essolbi is a medical doctor with an MPH from Boston University.
She has worked for 5 years as medical officer before being recruited by USAID-Morocco as health care specialist (1994-98).
Thereafter, she joined the National School of Public Health (ENSP) in Morocco where she is a lecturer. She also teaches in different national and international short courses (VIH-AIDS, Ipact, continuing education) on matters related to strategic planning, project management, epidemiology and disease surveillance.
Her current domain of research is related to the role of home caregivers, the effects of free health care policies on the local health system and the conditions and mechanisms of success or failure of policy implementation.
Basile Keugoung is a medical doctor, with a Master in Public Health in Health system management and policy from the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp-Belgium. He is registered as a PhD candidate at the Louvain Catholic University, Brussels-Belgium since 2010. He has a 10-year experience of working as a district medical officer in Cameroon. He is also co-facilitator of the Community of Practice Health Service Delivery (https://hhacops.org/cop-hsd-pss-bilingual/), and one of the Editors of the Newsletter ‘Politiques Internationales de Santé (www.santemondiale.org). His field of research is the interface between vertical programmes and the general health system. The aim is to find avenues for optimizing the interface between vertical programmes and the recipient health system.
Raoul Bermejo III, MD, MPH
Researcher, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, University of the Philippines College of Medicine.
PhD Student at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium.
He is a medical doctor with experience in managing Reproductive, Maternal, and Child Health and Nutrition Programs in the Philippines. He also worked as a consultant for the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation. His current research work is focused on understanding how health systems in low and middle income countries are adapting to the rise in the burden of non-communicable diseases. He is also interested in global and local discussions on UHC.
When he is not thinking about global health problems, he dives and restores traditional Ifugao houses.