Dear HIFA and CHIFA members,
For those of you attending the Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, in Liverpool, you are warmly invited to a satellite session on a comprehensive systematic review of the effectiveness of strategies to improve health worker performance in low- and middle-income countries. The review includes more than 700 studies on a very wide range of strategies (e.g., training, supervision, incentives, mHealth, multi-faceted strategies, etc.).
The satellite session (Improving health worker performance in low and middle-income countries: results of a systematic review of more than 100 strategies, and a workshop on using the review’s database of studies) is on October 9, from 8:30am-12pm in ACC room 11C. There will be presentations on the methods and results in the first half of the session; and in the second half, (in the HIFA/CHIFA spirit of open access to information) the review’s database will be shared with participants.
For folks not going to the Liverpool symposium, also on October 9th, we’ll be launching an open-access publication on Lancet Global Health and an associated website (www.hcpperformancereview.com), where users can download the review’s databases and perform rapid analyses using a simple on-line tool.
Alexander Rowe, MD, MPH
CAPT, US Public Health Service
Chief, Strategic and Applied Science Unit
Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Center for Global Health,
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Building 24, Room 03-217
HIFA profile: Alex Rowe is Chief of the Strategic and Applied Science Unit, Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria at the Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, USA. His professional interests include: measuring the quality of care delivered by health workers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Understanding the factors that influence the quality of care. Developing and testing interventions to improve and maintain high-quality performance that are feasible and affordable for LMICs. He is currently working with WHO, Harvard Medical School, the World Bank, Johns Hopkins University, and Management Sciences for Health to conduct a systematic review of strategies to improve health worker performance in LMICs. www.cdc.gov/malaria axr9 AT cdc.gov