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Future Events:

Proposed Workshop:
Implementation of Patient Delivered Technologies to Enhance Health in Low and Middle Countries

Following scoping meetings in July and September 2016, Alan Silman set-up a small working group of GTC Fellows, Research Associates, students and others to develop the ideas further and work towards a draft programme for the proposed workshop later in 2017.
For further information contact ruth.loseby@gtc.ox.ac.uk.

Past events

Saturday 14 January 2017
Health systems in low income setting

Seminar presented by Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, Director, Health Sector, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University. For more information, see the event page

Monday 28 November 2016
Tackling the Taboo: Addressing the Menstrual Education and Hygiene Needs of Girls and Women Across Low-Income Countries

Seminar presented by Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Marni Sommer, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. For more information, see the event page

Tuesday 7 June from 5.30-7pm
India: Maternal and Child Health and NCDs, and Mental Health

Professor Winnie Yip, Blavatnik School of Government and GTC Fellow chaired two presentations and a discussion on the latest research from the Global Health Policy Programme. Both of these pilot research projects, based in India, began in 2014 and are now close to completion.


Thursday 26 November at 6pm-7.15pm
Transforming with Confidence: Hospital healthcare Management During a Crisis

Speaker: His Excellency Dr Bandar Al Knawy, MD, FRCPC, Chief Executive Officer at Health Affairs, Ministry of National Guard, President at the King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences.


Monday 7 December at 5.15-6.45pm
Clinical Hybrid Leaders: the Challenge of Leadership in Practice in the Uk and Kenya

Speakers: Jacinta Nzinga, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (Kenya) and University of Warwick (UK) and Gerry McGivern, Professor of Organisational Analysis, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick.

Friday 16 October 2015 at 11.30am
Non- Communicable Diseases: The New Frontier in Developing Countries" The efforts of Merck Capacity Advancement Program to address them

Speaker: Dr Stefan Oschmann, Vice Chairman of the Executive Board & Deputy CEO of Merck.

Thursday 21 May 2015
Quality and Accountability in Healthcare Delivery: Audit Evidence from Primary Care Providers in India?

Speaker: Jishnu Das, World Bank.

This paper provided evidence on the quality and accountability of healthcare provision in rural India using a unique and original set of audit studies, where unannounced standardized patients were presented to a representative sample of rural public and private primary care providers in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The three main findings from the audit studies suggest that that customer accountability in an unregulated, unsubsidised and uninsured private market elicits greater provider effort relative to the administrative accountability in the public sector.

Wednesday 3 June 2015
Going Universal: How 24 developing countries are implementing UHC reforms from the bottom up

The presentation by Daniel Cotlear summarised the main findings of a book (published in July) about 24 developing countries that have embarked on the long journey toward universal health coverage (UHC) following a bottom-up approach, with a special focus on the poor and vulnerable.

Wednesday 3 December 2014
Improving Global Health: Focusing on Quality and Safety

Speaker: Professor Asish K Jha, Director for the Harvard Global Health Institute.

Wednesday 5 November 2014
Investing in Health: Opportunities to Achieve Dramatic Global Health Gains by 2035

Speaker: Gavin Yamey, Associate Professor, Global Health Group, University of California, San Francisco.

Global Health 2035 is an ambitious new investment framework to begin closing the stark gap in health status between those living in high-income versus those in low- and lower-middle-income countries (LICs and LMICs).

Written by The Lancet Commission on Investing in Health (CIH), a group of 25 renowned economists and global health experts under the leadership of Lawrence Summers and Dean Jamison, Global Health 2035 provides a roadmap to achieving dramatic gains in global health through:

  • a "grand convergence" in global health by 2035 - that is, a reduction in infectious, child, and maternal deaths in LICs and LMICs down to levels seen today in wealthier countries
  • major reductions in the incidence and consequences of non-communicable diseases and injuries, particularly through use of fiscal policies, such as taxation of tobacco, alcohol, and sugar-sweetened sodas and an end to fossil fuel subsidies; and
  • the promise of "pro-poor" universal health coverage.

Gavin Yamey, CIH Commissioner, will present the key findings of the report, and its implications for health investments by donor-, middle- and low-income countries.

Wednesday 19 May 2014
EHealth Seminar - Learning From International Experience

This international seminar and panel discussion was chaired by Dr Pēteris Zilgalvis, Head of Unit for eHealth and Well Being in DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CNECT) in the European Commission.

Speakers were Professor George Crooks OBE, Medical Director for NHS 24 and Director of the Scottish Centre for Telehealth & Telecare, and Dr Peeter Ross, associate professor at the Tallinn University of Technology (TUT). He also serves as an e-health expert at the Estonian E-Health Foundation.

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Thursday 27 and Friday 28 February 2014
Crossing boundaries - Africa - Oxford Health Systems Research Collaboration

International speakers at this Symposium will include:

Professor Andy Oxman, Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo
Dr Simon Lewin, Senior Researcher, Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services and MRC South Africa
Professor Lucy Gilson, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Wednesday 29 May 2013
Health Systems Research in Kenya  - bringing health, epidemiology, economics, social and political science together

Speaker: Professor Mike English, Professor International Child Health,Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow,Nuffield Department of Medicine and Department of Paediatrics, Oxford University, and Kenya Medical Research Institute – Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya


MSc Global Health Science, Department of Public Health and Green Templeton College Global Health Policy Programme Seminar Series

Presented by MSc students.

Wednesday 30 January 2013
Universal health coverage: what is Asia doing?

Wednesday 6 February 2013
What is value for money? Comparing the healthcare systems of the USA, UK, Zambia and the Republic of Korea.

Wednesday 20 February 2013
The road to incorporating Non-Communicable Diseases into healthcare systems

Tuesday 22 January 2013
The GHPP Lecture: Maternal Health and Global Health Policy

Speaker: Professor Ann Langer MD, Women and Health Initiative, Maternal Health Task Force Director, Professor of the Practice of Public Health at theHarvard School of Public Health.

Since 2000, the reduction of maternal mortality has been recognised as one of the most pressing global health priorities (Millennium Development Goal No. 5). In this presentation, the role of health policies - at the global, national, and institutional levels - on maternal health will be analyzed.

While some progress has been made, maternal mortality remains stubbornly high in low-income countries. This is in spite of the fact that safe, effective and affordable interventions to address the major causes of maternal mortality have been available for years. Lack of enabling health policies explain, to a great extent, this limited progress. During the presentation, these points will be illustrated with several examples from around the world, both past and current.

The lecture also included a short presentation of the Maternal Health Task Force, a Harvard School of Public Health project that aims at positively influencing policies for the improvement of maternal health. Some outstanding activities (including a collaboration with the University of Oxford on the Intergrowth-21st project) were highlighted and discussed.

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Friday 23 November 2012
Universal Health Coverage: Science, Policy and Practice

Speaker: Joe Kutzin, World Health Organisation

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Tuesday 13 November 2012
Interdisciplinary Student Meeting

The GHPP has a strong focus on encouraging student participation. Three GTC doctoral students will make short presentations of their work and encourage discussion and debate.  This event focussed particularly on research students but all are welcome.

Speakers:

Sean Grant, Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention
Development of a CONSORT Extension for Complex Social Interventions

Kopano Mabaso, Department of Public Health
Journeying to Universal Coverage -Single Purchaser vs Multiple Purchaser health insurance systems: Which route should South Africa take?

Jacob McKnight, Said Business School
Afro-Corporatism and Hospital Reform: New Public Management Emerges in Africa

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Monday 24 September 2012

Systems Thinking and Systems Change: Collaboration Strategies for Low to Middle Income Countries

Joint lecture by the George Centre for Healthcare Innovation and the Oxford Global Health Policy Programme at Green Templeton College

Speaker: Allan Best PhD

How we think about knowledge and its role in guiding health system innovation and change has evolved in recent years to focus on complex systems and new models for producing and using evidence. This lecture traced that evolution through the experience of a research team embedded within a local health system while linked to innovation and policy initiatives at regional, national and international levels. Recent initiatives focused on low to middle income countries (LMICs) will be summarised, encouraging discussion of how LMICs and High Income Countries (HICs) can learn with each other. Dr Best proposed that a system's view of the translation and implementation problem sharply focuses on the need for interorganisational collaboration.

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Launch event

The Oxford Challenge
How can Oxford help provide the evidence for improving health and healthcare globally for the benefit of the world's whole population?

Lord Nigel Crisp

The Programme was launched on Wednesday 8 February 2012 at Green Templeton College by Lord Crisp.

The seven billion people in the world have rights to health and healthcare which are not yet being met. As populations grow, needs grow. As countries become wealthier, demand grows. There is innovation and investment around the world - with lessons coming from low and middle income countries as well as high income ones - but only limited evidence about what works most effectively and equitably. How can Oxford best contribute to creating and disseminating the evidence base?

This is a multidisciplinary challenge which requires the inputs of everyone from anthropologists to engineers, economists to geographers, basic and policy scientists to philosophers - and the Business School as well as the Medical and Nursing Schools.

Lord Crisp is an independent crossbench member of the House of Lords and works mainly on international development and global health. He was Chief Executive of the NHS in England and Permanent Secretary of the UK Department of Health between 2000 to 2006.

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