The Triangle Global Health Consortium hosts its first annual conference at the UNC William and Ida Friday Center. The conference’s theme is Innovation in Global Health: Bridging the Innovation Gap between Research and Implementation. A diverse array of stakeholders from the North Carolina global health community, as well as national and global leaders, will explore the groundbreaking innovations currently changing the landscape of global health. The conference will explore the successes of these innovations in research and implementation, as well as the lessons and challenges to their adoption and the opportunities to bridge the gaps in between. Dr. Kate Tulenko, senior director of health systems innovation at IntraHealth International, is a speaker; she is also director of CapacityPlus, led by IntraHealth. On Monday, September, 15, Dr. Tulenko will speak about health systems challenges and innovations for addressing the dual burden, as part of Session II Track B, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
The theme of the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research is the science and practice of people-centered health systems, chosen to enable participants to address current and critical concerns of relevance across countries in all parts of the world. Researchers, policy-makers, funders, implementers, and other stakeholders from all regions and all socioeconomic levels will work together on the challenge of how to make health systems more responsive to the needs of individuals, families, and communities.
The Asia-Pacific Action Alliance on Human Resources for Health (AAAH), a CapacityPlus associate partner, is hosting its 8th annual conference. CapacityPlus is providing support, including planning a side meeting on the human resources for health labor market in collaboration with the World Bank. This year’s theme is “Move Ahead: Strengthening Human Resources for Health Strategies and Action towards Universal Health Coverage in the Post-2015 Era.”
This year’s theme is “Strengthening Health Professional Education as a Policy to Improve Health.” Thematic sessions include health systems, services, and health professional education; human resources, social accountability, and advocacy; community-based education; and other health professional education issues and trends. Participants from over 40 countries are expected. CapacityPlushas submitted several abstracts related to preservice education.