Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

Three University graduates and their supervisor, Dr Lucia D’Ambruoso, presented at the Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Liverpool last week.

Health systems research is a new field that directly contributes to policy and decision-making through collaboration between researchers and health systems stakeholders.

The Symposium brought together researchers, policy-makers and other stakeholders to share new state of the art evidence; identify and discuss approaches to strengthen scientific rigour; and facilitate collaboration and learning communities.

  • Dr Oghenebrume Wariri (MSc Global Health and Management 2015/16) now working as a research clinician at MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM gave an oral presentation on his dissertation research entitled: Rethinking collaboration: developing knowledge partnerships to address under-5 mortality in Mpumalanga province, South Africa
  • Eilidh Cowan (MSc Global Health and Management 2016/17) now working as a global health epidemiologist at the University of Cambridge gave a poster presentation on her dissertation research entitled: Understanding non-communicable diseases: combining routine surveillance data with local knowledge in rural South Africa