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  • ONLINE EVENT REG. DEADLINE

    30 May 2019
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    On-Site Registration Available for x2 Online Fee
  • 20+ Panelists

    18 Sessions
  • Date & Location

    June 29 - July 1, 2019
    Radisson Blu Dhaka, Bangladesh

About the Conference

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The Global Conference on Implementation Science and Scale-Up is co-hosted by the Centre of Excellence for Science of Implementation and Scale-up (CoE-SISU), BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health at BRAC University and UNICEF Bangladesh.

The conference aims to showcase the role of Implementation Science (IS) in promoting a culture of evidence-based health and other social development programmes, policies and practices, as well as to create demand for the key implementers and policy makers towards mainstreaming IS in order to bridge the gap between research and policy making.

The Conference also aspires to create a demand for global knowledge sharing through an inclusive platform and to document the success stories in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) through the use of IS to influence programme, policy, and practice.

Potential Topics for the Call for Abstracts

  1. Challenges Specific to High-Income Countries
  2. Embedding Implementation Research into Programs
  3. Implementation Science in Adolescent Health
  4. Implementation Science in Behavioural Issues
  5. Implementation Science and Capacity Building
  6. Implementation Science and Communication and Documentary Film
  7. Implementation Science in Humanitarian Crises
  8. Implementation Science in Injury Prevention
  9. Implementation Science in Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health
  10. Implementation Science Methodology
  11. Implementation Science as Part of a Wider Evaluation Agenda
  12. Implementation Science and Policy Change
  13. Implementation Science, Scale-up and Sustainability
  14. Implementation Science in Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights
  15. Implementation Science and Systems Strengthening
  16. Implementation Science and Technology
  17. Experience of Implementers on Implementation Challenges and Successes

Individual Session:

Presentation of an individual paper by the submitting author, which will be grouped with other individual papers with similar themes by the conference organizers.

This section also includes poster submissions, which will not have any oral component.

In order to submit your work for inclusion please provide a structured abstract, which includes the following sections: Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusion. This should summarize the key points of the manuscript in 350 words or less. Please also include a maximum of 6 keywords.

Organized Session:

Single coordinated presentation based on a singular main theme by the submitting team, which will be booked as a single full session.

In order to submit your work for inclusion please provide an overview of the session (50 words) and a Summary of the session content including the purpose/objective, technical content, target audience, and relation to IS. This should summarize the key points of the presentation in 400 words or less.

About CoE-SISU

Located in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the Centre of Excellence for Science of Implementation and Scale-Up (SISU) was formed in 2016. It was established by BRAC JPGSPH in collaboration with UNICEF under the patronage of the Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division (IMED), Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

The Centre aims to bridge the knowledge gap and to identify implementation strategies which will help the Government and key stakeholders to address challenging and complex issues in delivering quality health services to the hard-to-reach remote areas and in reaching out to socio-economically deprived communities.

Our Speakers

EVENT SCHEDULE

 

 

Global
Conference on Implementation Science & Scale-Up
29th
June to July 1
st

Radisson Blu Water Garden

Hotel, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Day
1: Saturday, June 29

(2:00 pm – 8:45 pm)

Time

Event

Remarks

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Utshab Foyer

Registration

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Utshab Banquet Hall

Welcome Address

  • Dr. Vincent Chang,
    Vice Chancellor, BRAC University, Bangladesh

  • Mr. Tomoo Hozumi,
    Country Representative, UNICEF Bangladesh

  • Mr. Syed Monjurul Islam,
    Deputy Executive Director, icddr,b

  • Prof. Sabina Faiz Rashid
    Dean, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh

Moderator:

Mrittika Barua,

Senior Research Associate, BRAC James P Grant
School of Public Health, Bangladesh

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Utshab Banquet Hall

Key-Note Speech
Small is Beautiful, but Big is Necessary”

  • Dr. Mushtaque Raza Chowdhury,
    Vice-Chairperson and Advisor, BRAC and Founding Dean and Advisor, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh

5:00 pm – 5:30pm

Utshab Banquet Hall

Opening Speech

  • Dr. Shamsul Alam,
    Member (Senior Secretary), General Economics Division, Ministry of Planning, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

  • Prof. Dr. Meerjady Sabrina Flora,
    Director, Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control, and Research, Bangladesh

  • Prof. Dr. Md. Nazmul Islam,
    Line Director, Medical Education & HMD, Director General of Health Services, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Moderator:

Mrittika Barua,

Senior Research Associate, BRAC James P Grant
School of Public Health, Bangladesh

5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Utshab Banquet Hall

Building Global Implementation Research Capacity: Achieving Critical Mass

  • Mr. Asif Saleh,
    Acting Executive Director, BRAC and BRAC International, Bangladesh

  • Prof. Rohit Ramaswamy,
    Professor, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, USA

  • Laura Damschroder,
    MSc (via Skype),
    Research Investigator, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

  • Prof. Donna Spiegelman (via Skype),
    Professor, Yale School of Public Health, USA

  • Prof. Ayman El-Mohandes,
    Dean, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, USA

  • Dr. John Reeder,
    Director, TDR

Plenary Session

Opening

Moderator:

Dr. Nhan Tran,

Coordinator, Unintentional Injury Prevention
Unit, WHO

6:45 pm – 7:00 pm

Utshab Foyer and Banquet Hall

Intermission

7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Utshab Banquet Hall

Cultural Programme

  • Tabla
    by Young Artists: 15 minutes

  • Local
    Tribal Dance: 5 minutes

  • Bangla
    Folk Music: 5 minutes

  • Classic
    English Music: 5 minutes

  • Dance
    with Music by Tagore: 5 minutes

Master of
Ceremonies:

Mrittika Barua,

Senior Research Associate, BRAC James P Grant
School of Public Health, Bangladesh

7:45 pm – Onwards

Utshab Banquet Hall

Formal Gala Dinner

Day
2: Sunday, June 30

(8:00 am – 5:00 pm)

Time

Event

Remarks

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Utshab Foyer

Registration

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Utshab Banquet Hall

Scaling-Up NCD Interventions: We Should Be Bolder

  • Dr. Brian Oldenburg,
    Chair,
    Global NCD Control

    • Scale-Up: We Should Be Bolder

  • Dr. John Chambers,
    Director, National Institute for Health Research, Global Health Research, UK

    • Scale-Up in South Asian Countries

  • Dr. Vilma Irazola,

Director, Dept. of Chronic Diseases, Institute for Clinical Effectiveness & Health Policy, Argentina

    • Scaling-Up Interventions to Improve Management and Control of Hypertension and Diabetes in LATAM

  • Prof. Sailesh Mohan,
    Professor, Public Health Foundation of India

    • Improving Chronic Disease Management in India Leveraging Implementation Science Research

  • Prof. Nitin Kapoor,
    Associate Professor, Dept. of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Christian Medical College, India

    • Role of a Research Capacity Building Program to Address Chronic Diseases: Outcomes from the ENCORE Program

Plenary Session

NCD

Chair:

Prof. Meerjady Sabrina Flora,

Director, Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control, and Research, Bangladesh

Co-Chair:

Prof. Malay Kanti Mridha,

Associate Professor and Director of the Centre of Excellence for Non-Communicable Diseases, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh

10:30 am – 11:00
am

Utshab Foyer

Tea Break

Parallel
Session 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

TDR Fellows / FHI360 / BRAC
Education / Infectious Diseases – Tuberculosis & Malaria

11:00 am – 12:30
pm

Utshab Banquet Hall

Strengthening IR Capacities through TDR-supported Postgraduate Scheme

  • Alfred Kwesi Manyeh,
    University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

    • Using intervention mapping to design and implement quality improvement strategies towards elimination of lymphatic filariasis in Northern Ghana

  • Andrés Felipe Úsuga Rodríguez,
    Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia

    • Barriers t
      hat limit implementation of thermal fogging intervention in vector control for dengue at Medellín, Colombia

  • Ateeb Ahmad Parray,
    BRAC University, Bangladesh

    • Hospital Infection control in selected facilities managing drug-resistant TB in Bangladesh: An explanatory mixed-methods study

  • Sabina Timilsina,
    Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

    • The Acceptability of Screening of Diabetes Mellitus among Tuberculosis Patients at Directly Observed Treatment Shortcourse (DOTS) Centres in Selected Districts of Nepal

  • Patricia Maritim,
    University of Zambia

    • Evaluating the Appropriateness of a Mass Drug Administration Program in Livingstone District, Zambia

  • Faustina Gyimah,
    University of Ghana

    • Fear of the unknown: exploring psychosocial factors that influence implementation of DOTS strategy in Accra Metropolis, Ghana.

  • Saha Naseri,
    American University of Beirut, Lebanon

    • Post (Implementation) Evaluation of a Tuberculosis Awareness Campaign in Afghanistan using RE-AIM Framework

Parallel Session

TDR Fellows

Chair:

Dr. Mahnaz Vahedi,

Scientist, TDR

Co-Chair:

Dr. Edward Mberu Kamau,

Technical Officer, TDR

11:00 am – 12:30
pm

Mallika Meeting Room

Employing Implementation Research to Improve Bangladesh’s Response to Malnutrition: USAID’s Strengthening Multisectoral Nutrition Programming through Implementation Science Activity (MSNP)

  • Dr. Taufique Joarder,
    Research Director, MSNP, FHI360, Bangladesh

    • The how and why of using implementation research to improve Bangladesh’s nutrition response

  • Fatema Showkot Jahan Rojy,

Deputy Director,
Capacity Building and Training, Partners in Health and Development, Bangladesh

    • Bridging Development and Research Mindsets: Implementation Design and Challenges

  • Dr. Enam Hasib,
    Research Utilization and GoB Relations Advisor, MSNP, FHI360, Bangladesh

    • Improving evidence uptake: Findings from stakeholder mapping, evidence utilization assessment

  • Dr. SM Hasan Mahmud,
    Assistant Director, Bangladesh National Nutrition Council, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

    • Building Capacity: Strengthening Evidence Utilization for Policy Makers in an Implementation Research Project

  • Sakina Sultana,
    Team Leader, MSNP, CARE Bangladesh

    • Building Capacity: Strategic Use of Information for Subnational Programmers in an Implementation Research Project

Parallel Session

FHI360

Chair:

Dr. Md. Shah Nawaz,

Director General, Bangladesh National Nutrition Council, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Co-Chair:

Jennifer Crum,

Chief of Party, MSNP, FHI360, Bangladesh

Wrap-Up Chair:

Dr. Theresa Hoke,

Director, Health Services Research, FHI360, USA

11:00 am – 12:30
pm

Madhabi Meeting Room

Implementation of BRAC “Cohort Model” in Designing “Second Chance Education” in Bangladesh

  • Md. Gias Uddin Ahmed,
    Additional Secretary (Development), Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

  • Tapan Kumar Ghosh
    Director General (Additional Secretary), Bureau of Non-Formal Education,  Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

  • Fahmida Shabnam,
    Team Leader, Department for International Development, Bangladesh

  • Dr. Safiqul Islam,
    Director, Education Program, BRAC, Bangladesh

Parallel Session

BRAC Education Program

Moderator:

Prof. Mustafizur Rahman,

Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue, Bangladesh

11:00 am – 12:30
pm

Mahua Meeting Room

Experiment to Experience: Implementation Research in Tuberculosis and Malaria

  • Mrittika Barua,
    Senior Research Associate, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh

    • Divergent messages on tuberculosis control: Implications for sexual and reproductive health and prevention of tuberculosis in Bangladesh

  • Dr. S.M. Hasan-ul-Bari,
    SRH Programme Analyst, UNFPA, Bangladesh

    • Facilitators and Barriers in Supply Chain Management Related to Prevention and Control of Childhood Tuberculosis in Urban Dhaka, Bangladesh: A Mixed-methods Study

  • Sayantan Chowdhury
    Maternal Mortality Surveillance Coordinator, UNFPA, Bangladesh

    • Facilitators and barriers to implementation of current IPT strategy in Childhood TB program in urban Dhaka, Bangladesh – A mixed method study

  • Olivia Biermann,
    PhD Student, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

    • Factors influencing active tuberculosis case finding policy development and implementation: a mixed methods study

  • Dr. Helen Elsey,
    Senior Lecturer in Global Health, University of York, UK

    • Evaluation of the institutionalisation of tobacco cessation within routine Tuberculosis programmes: results from implementation research in Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh

  • Dr. Shamsun Naher,
    Programme Manager, Communicable Disease Programme (Malaria), BRAC, Bangladesh

    • Exploring utilization, use gaps of Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) among pregnant women and under five children of malaria endemic districts in Bangladesh

Parallel Session

Infectious Diseases

Chair:

Dr.
Md. Akramul Islam,

Director, Tuberculosis and Malaria Control, BRAC, Bangladesh

Co- Chair:

Dr. Shaikh A. Shahed Hossain,

Professor, BRAC James P Grant School of Public
Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Utshab Banquet Room

Lunch Break

Parallel
Session 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Population Council / Beyond Health
/ Infectious Diseases – NTDs & Polio / ARISE

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Utshab Banquet Hall

Leveraging Primary Healthcare Providers and Engaging Communities to Improve Prevention and Management of Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia (PE/E)

  • Dr. Charlotte Elizabeth Warren,
    Senior Associate and Project Director, Population Council, New York

  • Dr. Salisu Mohammed Ishaku,
    Director, Reproductive Health, Population Council, Nigeria

  • Mumraiz Khan,
    Deputy Program Manager, Population Council, Bangladesh

  • Dr. Kanij Sultana,
    Assistant Program Officer, Population Council, Bangladesh

  • Shongkour Roy,
    Assistant Program Officer, Population Council, Bangladesh

  • Dr. Sharif Mohammed Ismail Hossain,
    Associate and Deputy Project Director, Population Council, Bangladesh

  • Dr. Ubaidur Rob,
    Senior Associate and Country Director, Population Council, Bangladesh

Parallel Session

Population Council, Bangladesh

Chair:

Dr. Mohammad Sharif,

Director, (MCH Services), Line Director, MCRAH, Directorate General of Family Planning, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Co-Chair:

Edna Jones,

Supervisory Maternal Health Advisor, USAID
Bangladesh

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Mallika Meeting Room

Bringing Implementation Research Beyond Health

  • Dr. Nepal Chandra Dey,
    Environment & Climate Change Unit, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh

    • Challenges and opportunity of implementation research: A review

  • Prof. Gomathyamma K. Mini,
    Associate Professor, Global Institute of Public Health, Ananthapuri Hospitals and Research Institute, India

    • The effectiveness of state level implementation of tobacco control laws: Case study of Kerala state, India

  • Maidul Alam Chaklader,
    Lecturer, Independent University, Bangladesh

    • Bridging research and action through Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR): Challenges and how to deal with them

  • Dr. Md. Al-Amin Bhuiyan,
    Project Manager, Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh

    • Challenges in implementing drowning prevention program for children in rural Bangladesh

  • Arturo García,
    Project Director, Econometría, Colombia

    • Double inclusion and empowerment based on large impacts

Parallel Session

Beyond Health

Chair:

Prof. Sabina Faiz Rashid,

Dean, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh

Co- Chair:

Dr. Fabrizio D’Esposito,

Senior Research Advisor, The Fred Hollows
Foundation, Australia

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Madhabi Meeting Room

Fighting Towards Elimination of NTDs and Polio

  • Dr. Theresa Hoke,
    Director, Health Services Research, FHI360, USA

    • Calling Time on Neglected Tropical Diseases: COUNTDOWN’s approach to maximizing the influence of implementation research on NTD policy and programming

  • Dr. Sharma Neeraj,
    Research Officer, STRIPE Project, Indian Institute of Health Management and Research

    • Knowledge mapping under STRIPE project in India – Implementation Science

  • Dr. Nai Rui Chng,
    Research Associate, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, UK

    • Can we save lives and money through better intervention-based surveillance? A feasibility study of Integrated Bite Case Management of Canine Rabies in the Philippines

  • Dr. Theobald Nji
    Lecturer, University of Buea, Cameroon

    • Community Engagement: A Critical Factor in Scaling-Up Adherence to MDA towards NTDs Elimination

  • Dr. Akinola Oluwole,
    Research Officer, COUNTDOWN NTD Project, Sightsavers, Nigeria

    • Optimising the performance of frontline implementers engaged in the NTD programme in Nigeria: Lessons for strengthening community health systems for Universal Health Coverage

Parallel Session

Infectious Disease

Chair:

Dr. Sanya Tahmina,

Director (Diseases Control) and Line Director (Communicable Disease Control), Directorate General of Health Services, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Co-Chair:

Dr. Mahfuza Rifat,

Associate Director, Communicable Diseases (TB
Control) Programme, BRAC, Bangladesh

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Mahua Meeting Room

Accountability for Equity in Urban Informal Health: Lessons from the ARISE Partnership

  • Dr. Rachel Tolhurst,
    Research Director, GCRF ARISE, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

    • UKRI GCRF Accountability for Informal Urban Equity HUB (ARISE) Challenging Ill-Health, Inequity and Insecurity in Informal Urban Settlements

  • Dr. Caroline Kabaria,
    Associate Research Scientist, African Population and Health Research Center, Kenya

    • Participatory Approaches to Mapping Health Services in Slums

  • Yashiyi Nuphi James,
    Social Scientist, COUNTDOWN NTD Project, Sightsavers, Nigeria

    • Implementation Research: Applying a Participatory Action Research Approach to Co-Create Community Engagement and Participation Strategies in Nigerian Urban Context

  • Robinson Karuga
    PhD Research Fellow, LVCT Health, Kenya

    • Implementation Quality Improvement in Community Health Programs in Urban Slums in Kenya

  • Bachera Aktar,
    Senior Coordinator, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh

    • Urban Informal Settlements in Bangladesh: Case Study – BRAC Manoshi

  • Jane Wairutu & Joseph Kimani,
    Support Professional, SDI Kenya

    • The Implementation Imperitive: Emerging Partnerships between Researchers and Social Movements in Informal Settlements in Kenya

  • Abu Conteh
    Research Officer (Health Focus), Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre

    • Reflections on Working with the Urban Poor to Improve Wellbeing in Freetown’s Informal Settlements

Parallel Session

ARISE

Chair:

Dr. Rachel Tolhurst,

Research Director, GCRF ARISE, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Utshab Foyer and

Tea Break

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Utshab Banquet Hall

Leveraging the Power of Implementation Research to Accelerate Universal Health Coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Dr. John Reeder,
    Director,TDR

    • TDR: Supporting Implementation Research to Accelerate Universal Health Coverage

  • A/Prof. Olakunle O. Alonge,
    Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA

    • Ethical Considerations in Implementation Research in Resource Limited Setting

  • A/Prof. Vijayaprasad Gopichandran,
    Assistant Professor, ESIC Medical College & PGIMSR, India

    • Key Challenges in Aligning Efforts to Support Country-Led Implementation Research Towards Achieving National Goals

  • Prof. Malabika Sarker,
    Director of CoE-SISU, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh

    • Conducting Implementation Research: Un Voyage Difficile

Plenary Session

TDR Capacity

Chair:

Prof. Richard Adanu,

Professor, University of Ghana, School of Public Health

Co-Chair:

Dr. Debra Jackson,

Senior Advisor Health & Chief,Implementation Research and Delivery Science Unit, UNICEF, NY

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Mallika Meeting Room

Deans’ and Directors’ Roundtable on the Role of Universities in
Implementation Science

  • Prof. James Sherry, Professor of Immigrant, Refugee and Global Health, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, USA

  • Dr. Samantha Ski,
    Implementation Research Scientist, TRAction Project, University Research Co. and Center for Human Services, USA

Satellite
Session

USAID

Chair:

Prof. Ayman El-Mohandes,

Dean, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, USA

Co-Chair:

Prof. Asri Adisasmita,

Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Vice
Dean for Administration, Faculty of Public Health, University of Indonesia

Day/Date: Day 3: Monday,
July 1

Time

Event

Remarks

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Reception Area

Registration

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Utshab Banquet Hall

Embedded Implementation Research for improving Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health Programmes in Resource-Poor Settings

  • Dr. Ngozi Akwataghibe,
    Country Lead, OR WASH, UNICEF, Nigeria

    • Using Embedded Implementation Research to Improve Immunization Utilization in Nigeria

  • Yejimmawork Ayalew,
    Health Officer, HSS UNICEF, Ethiopia

    • Assessment of Barriers and Opportunities for Linking Birth Notification and Registration in Amhara and Somali Regions of Ethiopia

  • Dr. Minjoon Kim
    Health Specialist, UNICEF Bangladesh

    • Implementation Research on Kangaroo Mother Care in Bangladesh

  • Dr. Malabika Sarker,
    Director of CoE-SISU, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh

    • Implementation Research in Humanitarian Settings: What We Have Learnt from Cox’s Bazar Experiences

  • Dr. ASM Shahabuddin,
    Health Specialist-Implementation Research, Implementation Research and Delivery Science Unit, UNICEF, NY

    • Decision-maker Lead Implementation Research: Challenges and Key Lessons Learnt from Pakistan’s Immunization Programme

Plenary Session

UNICEF Global

Chair:

Dr. Debra Jackson,

Senior Advisor Health & Chief, Implementation Research and Delivery Science Unit, UNICEF, NY

10:30 am – 11:00
am

Utshab Foyer

Tea Break

Parallel
Session 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

ETHIPOLEX / MNCAH / Health Systems
Strengthening / HEARD

11:00 am – 12:30
pm

Utshab Banquet Hall

Informed Consent: A Right or a Formality?

  • Prof. Daniel Wikler,
    Professor of Ethics and Population Health, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, USA

  • Prof. Melkizedeck T. Leshabari,
    Ex-Dean, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania

  • Dr. Emmy Metta, Lecturer,
    Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania

  • Dr. Elia Mmbaga,
    Senior Lecturer, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania

  • Astrid Berner-Rodoreda,
    Researcher, Heidelberg Graduate School of Global Health, Germany

  • A/Prof. Shannon McMahon,
    Assistant Professor, Heidelberg Graduate School of Global Health, Germany

Parallel Session

ETHIPOLEX

Chair:

Prof. Abu Abdullah,

Research Professor of Global Health, Duke University and Professor of Global Health, Duke Kunshan University, USA

Moderator:

Prof. Atonu Rabbani,

Associate Professor,
Dhaka University, Bangladesh

11:00 am – 12:30
pm

Mallika Meeting Room

Implementation Science for Improving MNCAH: Learnings from Asia & Africa

  • Fariza Fieroze,
    Research Associate, ARK Foundation, Bangladesh

    • Urban day-care for improved health and social outcomes: research to understand demand and implementation of day-care in Dhaka

  • Dr. Animesh Biswas,
    UNFPA, Bangladesh

    • Translation of Data into Action: Exploring Data Documentation process and further Scope for Improvement in Bangladesh

  • Fahmida Akter,
    Senior Research Officer, Emerging Infections, Infectious Diseases Division, icddr,b, Bangladesh

    • Barriers and facilitators to adaptation of psychosocial stimulation intervention for pregnant and lactating women in rural Bangladesh

  • Dr. Ngozi Akwataghibe,
    Country Lead, OR WASH, UNICEF, Nigeria

    • Using embedded implementation research to improve immunization utilization in Nigeria – a participatory evaluation and action research

  • Choolwe Jacobs,
    Lecturer, University of Zambia

    • Implementation of a community-based intervention in the most rural and remote districts of Zambia: a process evaluation of safe motherhood action groups

Parallel Session

MNCAH

Chair:

Dr. Quamrun Nahar,

Senior Director (Acting), Health Systems and Population Studies Division, icddr,b

Co-Chair:

Dr. Morseda Chowdhury,

Associate Director, Health, Nutrition, and
Population Program, BRAC, Bangladesh

11:00 am – 12:30
pm

Madhabi Meeting Room

Engaging Stakeholders in Implementation Research for a Strengthened Health System

  • Dr. Theresa Hoke,
    Director, Health Services Research, FHI360, USA

    • Continuous stakeholder engagement for greater evidence use: Experiences applying a research utilization framework

  • Dr. Kim Ozano,
    Research Associate, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

    • Participatory action research to strengthen health systems: Key reflections from researchers and health system implementers in Liberia and Nigeria

  • James Yashiyi Nuphi,
    Social Scientist, COUNTDOWN NTD Project, Sightsavers, Nigeria

    • Implementation Research: Applying a participatory action research approach to co-create community engagement and implementation strategies in a Nigerian urban context

  • Dr. Harimat Hendarwan,
    Deputy Director, Center for Health Resources and Services Research and Development, Indonesia

    • Increasing Access to Health Workers in Remote and Rural Areas through Nusantara Sehat Program: Assessment of Perception and Adaptation of Stakeholders

  • Alice Siakeh,
    Research Manager, ULPIRE/COUNTDOWN, Liberia

    • The use of innovative visual methods to disseminate research findings and promote bottom-up solution development to health systems challenges

  • Dr. Akinola Oluwole,
    Research Officer, COUNTDOWN NTD Project, Sightsavers, Nigeria

    • Revitalising multi-sectoral approaches for the delivery of health interventions: Bridging the gap between the health and education sectors

Parallel Session

Health System Strengthening

Chair:

Md. Afzal Hossan,

Director (Deputy Secretary), Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division, Ministry of Planning, Government of Bangladesh

Co-Chair:

Prof. Syed Masud Ahmed,

Professor and Director of the Centre of
Excellence for Health Systems and Universal Health Coverage, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh

11:00 am – 12:30
pm

Mahua Meeting Room

Importance of Implementation Research for Health Evaluation and Applied Research Development (HEARD)

  • Prof. James Sherry,
    Professor of Immigrant, Refugee and Global Health, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, USA

  • Dr. Samantha Ski,
    Implementation Research Scientist, TRAction Project, University Research Co. and Center for Human Services, USA

  • Prof. Asri Adisasmita,
    Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Vice Dean for Administration, Faculty of Public Health, University of Indonesia

Parallel Session

HEARD

Chair:

Prof. Rohit Ramaswamy,

Professor, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, USA

Co-Chair:

Dr. Debra Jackson,

Senior Advisor Health & Chief, Implementation Research and Delivery Science Unit, UNICEF, NY

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Utshab Banquet Hall

Lunch Break

Parallel
Session 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Implementers’ Experience /
STRIPE

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Utshab Banquet Hall

Implementation Science for Better Service Delivery: Program Implementers’ Experiences

  • Dr. AKM Rezaul Haque,
    Senior Director, Health and Training, Gonoshasthay Kendra, Bangladesh

  • Dr. Morseda Chowdhury,
    Associate Director, Health, Nutrition, and Population Program, BRAC, Bangladesh

  • Dr. Md. Akramul Islam, Director, Tuberculosis and Malaria Control, BRAC, Bangladesh

  • Dr. Ikhtiar Khandaker,
    Head of Health Program, Plan International, Bangladesh

    • Programme Effectiveness Trial on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Three Rural Districts of Bangladesh: A Qualitative Exploration

  • Joby George,
    Chief of Party, MaMoni Project, Save the Children, USA

    • From evidence to impact at scale: experiences of scaling up newborn health interventions in Bangladesh

  • Nazneen Rahman,
    Team Leader, CARE, Bangladesh

    • Improving Childhood Nutrition Through System Strengthening and Multi-Sectoral Approach: Experience Nutrition at the Center, CARE Bangladesh

Parallel Session

Implementers’ Experience

Chair:

Dr. Ishtiaq Mannan,

Deputy Country Director, Save the Children, Bangladesh

Co-Chair:

Dr. Juanita Vasquez-Escallon,

Evaluation Specialist, UNICEF, Bangladesh

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Mallika Meeting Room

Synthesis and Translation of Research and Innovations from Polio Eradication (STRIPE): An Implementation Science Study

  • A/Prof. Olakunle O. Alonge,
    Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA

    • Synthesis and translation of research and innovations from polio eradication (STRIPE): Initial findings from a global mixedmethods study 

  • Dr. Oluwaseun O. Akinyemi,
    Senior Lecturer, Health Policy and Management, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

    • Conflict, community and collaboration: Shared implementation barriers and strategies in two polio-endemic countries

  • Dr. Wakgari Deressa,
    Associate Professor, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

    • Sustaining success: A preliminary analysis of challenges and strategies for polio eradication in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia

  • Prof. Yodi Mahendradhata,
    Vice Dean for Research and Development at Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

    • How did they get to polio-free? Challenges and successes from three countries in Asia

Parallel Session

STRIPE

Chair:

Dr. Tajul Islam A. Bari,

Ex-Program Manager, Expanded Program on Immunization & Surveillance, Directorate
General of Health Services, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Co-Chair:

Prof. Malabika Sarker,

Director of CoE-SISU, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Utshab Foyer

Mallika Meeting Room

Madhabi Meeting Room

Mahua Meeting Room

Tea Break and Poster Presentations

  • Anu Mary Oommen,
    Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

    • Targeted population-based screening for diabetes and hypertension in rural Vellore, south India: challenges and lessons learned

  • Zunayed Al Azdi,
    Research Associate and Uptake Manager, ARK Foundation, Bangladesh

    • Muslims for Better Health: Developing a smoke free home intervention for delivery in mosques

  • Dr. Pragati Hebbar,
    PhD Scholar, Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru, India

    • Anushthana – Implementation research for scaling up tobacco control policy interventions

  • Md. Khobair Hossain,
    Research Officer, Environmental Intervention Unit, Infectious Disease Division, icddr,b

    • Use of representative illustrations to avoid direct disclosure of unhygienic environmental conditions within the home in a participatory women’s group intervention in rural Bangladesh

  • Dr. Anthony K. Bettee,
    National Coordinator, NTDs Program, Liberia Ministry of Health

    • Using Implementation Research Findings to Inform Policy: Learnings from the cross-departmental development of a communication strategy for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in Liberia

  • Alfred Kwesi Manyeh,
    WHO/TDR PhD Fellow, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

    • Assessing level of coverage and exploring factors affecting quality of implementation of lymphatic filariasis mass drug administration in Bole District of Northern Ghana

  • Patricia Maritim,
    University of Zambia

    • Factors shaping the implementation of the SAFE strategy for Trachoma using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research: A systematic review

  • Karsor Kollie,
    Director, COUNTDOWN, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Liberia

    • Vertical disease programmes integration to sustain gains and ensure no one is left behind: A case study of the Liberian NTD integrated case management strategy

  • CoE-SISU and UNICEF, Bangladesh

    • KMC in Bangladesh: Small Babies’ First Nest” – Results of Implementation Research in Kangaroo Mother Care

  • Cabinet Division, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh; CoE-SISU; and UNICEF, Bangladesh

    • Focusing on the Kaliganj Model: Implementation Research on Birth and Death Registration Processes in Bangladesh

  • Iqbal Hossain & Juanita Vasquez-Escallon
    Population Council and UNICEF, Bangladesh

    • Impact evaluation and Operational Research on Keeping Girls in School to Prevent Child Marriage

Note:

Posters will remain displayed throughout the conference

4:00 pm – 4:15pm

Utshab Banquet Hall

Closing Key-Note Speech

Scalability and Sustainability- Co-opting Mission for a Holistic Approach”

  • Sir Fazle Hasan Abed KCMG,
    Founder and Chairperson, BRAC

4:15 pm – 5:45 pm

Utshab Banquet Hall

A Bright and Shining Future: The Role of Implementation Science

  • Prof. Kaosar Afsana,
    Former Director, BRAC Health Programme and Professor, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh

  • Samuel Bickel
    UNICEF Regional Evaluation Advisor for South Asia

  • A/Prof. Olakunle O. Alonge,
    Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA

  • Prof. Sally Theobald,
    Professor, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

  • Dr. Till Bärnighausen,
    Director, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, Germany

  • Dr. Malabika Sarker,
    Director of CoE-SISU, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh

Closing Plenary

Moderator:

Prof. Rohit Ramaswamy,

Professor, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, USA

5:45 pm – 6:30 pm

Utshab Banquet Hall

Farewell Address

  • Dr. Md. Rizwanul Karim (Shameem),
    Program Manager, Noncommunicable Disease Control Program, Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Bangladesh

  • Mr. Tomoo Hozumi,
    Country Representative, UNICEF Bangladesh

  • Prof. Malabika Sarker,
    Director of CoE-SISU, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh

Master of
Ceremonies:

Mrittika Barua,

Senior Research Associate, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh

6:30 pm – Onwards

Utshab Banquet Hall

End of Conference with Food and Drinks

 

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