Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

October 08, 2018 to October 12, 2018
ACC Liverpool
Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront
Liverpool, MSY L3 4FP
Advancing Health Systems for All in the SDG Era
Health Systems Global

IntraHealth is headed to the 5th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research. We're looking forward to sharing our work and participating in conversations on strengthening health workforces and developing strong and resilient health systems that can pave the way to universal health coverage. We're excited about the conversations on new ways of financing health, delivering services, engaging health workers, and developing alliances and technological advancements that can help promote health for all.

Come find us at our evening reception, skills-building session, and presentations. We hope to see you there!

Our Participation


How to Translate Health Systems Research into Powerful Advocacy Messages, Op-eds, and Thought Leadership
Date(s): Monday, October 08, 3:30pm-5:30pm BST
Location: Exhibition Center Room 20
Presenter(s): IntraHealth's Margarite Nathe and Jennifer Wesson join Paula Quigley and Eva Rahman of DAI Global Health for this skills-building side session.
Future-Ready Health Systems: An Interactive Networking Event
Date(s): Wednesday, October 10, 6:00pm-8:00pm BST
Location: Pullman Hotel Liverpool Connectivity Lounge, Kings Dock Street, Liverpool L3 4FP
Presenter(s): Hosted by IntraHealth International and DAI Global Health.

Panel Discussions

Data for Advocacy: Translating Community Needs into Sustained, Scalable Frontline Health Worker Investments
Date(s): Monday, October 08, 1:00pm-5:00pm BST
Location: Exhibition Center Room 23
Presenter(s): IntraHealth's Laura Hoemeke will take part in a panel discussion as part of a greater workshop around practical insights on advocacy for strengthening community health systems. This session is hosted by Population Council.
Using a Multisectoral Partnership Approach for Building Resilient Health Systems and Improving Health Outcomes of Underserved Populations
Date(s): Tuesday, October 09, 12:00pm-2:00pm BST
Location: ACC Room 11A
Presenter(s): IntraHealth’s Mukami Kathambara will take part in a panel discussion on multisectoral partnerships for improved health outcomes in noncommunicable diseases during this satellite session hosted by the Medtronic Foundation.
Strengthening Nurses’ Leadership Capacity to Enhance Community Engagement in Health Care Delivery
Date(s): Friday, October 12, 11:00am-12:30pm BST
Location: ACC Hall 2F
Presenter(s): Allison Annette Foster of IntraHealth, Marjorie Makukula (Univ. of Zambia), and Albert Chiba (Kabweza Rural Health Post, Zambia) will take part in this preformed panel.


Strengthening Kenya’s Devolved Health System: The Role of Inter-County Technical Working Groups for Human Resources Management
Date(s): Wednesday, October 10, 12:30pm-2:00pm BST
Presenter(s): IntraHealth's Mukami Kathambara's e-poster will be available on the symposium website.
Preventing Sexual Harassment in Health Systems that Deliver for All
Date(s): Wednesday, October 10, 4:00pm-5:30pm BST
Location: ACC room 11C
Presenter(s): Constance Newman and Alice Nayebare, both of IntraHealth, will lead this oral presentation as part of the session “Taking a gender lens to the health system”.
Managing Absenteeism in Uganda’s Health Sector: Successes and Lessons Learned
Date(s): Thursday, October 11, 10:45am-10:50am BST
Location: ACC Hall 2M
Presenter(s): IntraHealth's Vincent Oketcho will present during this poster exhibition.


Allison Annette Foster

Senior Advisor, Human Resources for Health

Laura Hoemeke

Director, Health Policy & Systems

Dai Hozumi

Vice President, Center for Technical Excellence

Mukami Kathambara

HRH Manager, National Policies & Guidelines

Rebecca Kohler

Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development

Margarite Nathe

Principal Writer/Editor

Alice Nayebare

Gender and Non-Discrimination Program Officer

David Nelson

Assistant Director, Communications & Advocacy

Constance Newman

Senior Team Leader, Gender Equality and Health

Vincent Oketcho

Uganda Country Director

Samantha Rick

Advocacy and Policy Officer

Jeanne Amadiguin Tessougué

Chief of Party, Mali

Jennifer Wesson

Director of Measurement and Learning