If you’re attending any major global/public health conferences this fall, make sure to check out HFG’s sessions and posters!
International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP)
Nusa Dua, Indonesia | November 9-12 | #ICFP2015
- Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 12:00-1:20 PM WITA
Oral Session (Legian 8)
Karishmah Bhuwanee – “Tracking FP spending using health system accounts framework (10 countries)”
11th International Microinsurance Conference
Casablanca, Morocco | November 3-5 | #11thIMC
On Wednesday, November 4th, HFG’s Jeanna Holtz presented on HFG’s work in Ethiopia. The presentation, “In pursuit of universal health coverage: Lessons learned from Ethiopia’s national initiative for community-based health insurance for the informal sector,” and related resources can be found on the HFG At Work in Ethiopia page.
American Public Health Association (APHA) 143rd Annual Meeting and Exposition
Chicago, IL, USA | October 31-November 4 | #APHA15
HFG highlighted it’s work with the Ministry of Health in Botswana addressing the challenges presented by outsourcing non-clinical services at seven public hospitals throughout the country. Presentations included and oral session—Elizabeth Ohadi: “Assessing public hospitals’ new outsourcing policy in Botswana“—and a poster session—Heather Cogswell: “Outsourcing services to add value and improve efficiency among public hospitals in Botswana.”
Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference
Mexico City, Mexico | October 18-21 | #globalMNH
Alfredo Sobrevilla, HFG’s Peru chief of party, presented on the recently finalized Health Management Toolkit (Gestion en Salud) during the “Marketplace of Ideas” on Tuesday, October 20th. The toolkit pulls together 17 tools and methodologies applied by USAID, the government of Peru, and partners, in working to strengthen Peru’s health systems. One aim of the toolkit is to equip regional health sector managers with the necessary information to make an impact on reducing child malnutrition in Peru.
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) 64th Annual Meeting
Philadelphia, PA, USA | October 25-29 | #tropmed15
In collaboration with the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), HFG hosted a side event at the 2015 ASTMH meeting on Tuesday, October 27th. The event, titled “The Economic Impact of Malaria Control: Recent Research, Findings, Implications, and Future Directions,” featured PMI’s Martin Alilio, HFG’s Elaine Baruwa and Lisa Nichols, Louis Niessen (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine), and Sian Clarke (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine). An event summary will be available in November 2015.