HST Conference 2016
Health Systems Trust (HST) hosted a conference from 4-6 May 2016 at the Birchwood Conference Centre, Boksburg, Gauteng. Under the banner of Strengthened health systems for sustainable development: sharing, supporting, synergising, the event was designed to advance the global public health agenda in improving health outcomes.
The three-day conference provided a forum for delegates to exchange ideas, develop support mechanisms for common challenges, and foster synergies between interested groups.
Track 1 - Overcoming the burden of disease
- Meeting infectious disease targets, including 90-90-90
- Maternal, neonatal, child and women’s health
- Non-communicable diseases
- Injuries and violence
Track 2 - Strengthening service delivery and access
- Enhancing quality improvement and assurance
- Attaining Ideal Clinic realisation and maintenance and PHC re-engineering
- Strengthening the health system building blocks: service delivery; finance; human resources; health information; health technology and pharmaceuticals; leadership and governance
- Improving community involvement
Track 3 - Better policy design, implementation and practice
- Promoting evidence-based methods and approaches for policy-making, implementation and monitoring and evaluation
- Systems thinking; action research
- Public–private partnerships
Track 4 - Sustainable development post-2015
- Social determinants of health
- Stronger intersectoral collaboration
- Health in the sustainable development agenda and the unfinished business of the MDGs
Participation was open to all those who work in and around South Africa’s health system, especially district- and facility-based healthcare workers and community members of facility governance structures.
Sessions took the form of oral and poster presentations, moderated round-table discussions and workshops, and various spaces for formal and informal networking will be available. The means and methods of knowledge-sharing also included storytelling, dance and different forms of interactive and participatory exchange.
Please click here to read the Conference Report.
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