Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Morning Concurrent Sessions

Building Partnerships to Provide Nurturing Care for Small and Sick Newborns and Their Families

USAID’s flagship Maternal & Child Survival Program, Save the Children | This session will provide an overview of developmentally-supportive and family-centered care for small and sick newborns, and introduce tools that can help enhance quality of care provided to these babies and their families. It will include activities and demonstrations to explore innovative packages for supporting the health of small and sick babies, as well as the psycho-social well-being of caregivers. Finally, we will hear first-hand from a parent/caregiver of a small, sick baby, to understand how programs and services can be designed to build strong partnerships.

Better Together: Advocacy and Partnerships to Strengthen Community Health

Living Goods, International Rescue Committee, AMP Health, Aspin Institute, Financing Alliance for Health | This session will share the importance of effective advocacy and its role in sharing practices and influencing policy commitments to ensure community health programs are included in national health strategies aimed to increase access and provide services aligned to the population.

Social Accountability: Measurements and Momentum

Save the Children, WI-HER, Johns Hopkins University, Children International | This session aims to address research being done on monitoring and evaluation of social accountability (SA) mechanisms. Participants will get a chance to hear about how to identify the facilitating and inhibiting factors that enable effective SA interventions to expand and be institutionalized into the national health system.

Opportunities to Integrate and Optimize Community Health Workers in Health Systems: Global and Local Perspectives

Chemonics, University of Iowa, Ethnic Minorities of Burma Resource and Advocacy Center (EMBARC) | This session will include a mock-debate to promote provocative thinking and share a vision for how to most effectively build, plan, manage, support and optimize the role of CHWs to strengthen health systems and improve health outcomes. It aims to highlight promising practices, global goods and country results from the Human Resources for Health in 2030 Program.

Innovative, Community-based Strategies for Making Global Health and Development Programs More Inclusive of People with Disabilities

Kupenda for the Children, Humanity & Inclusion, World Relief, Special Hope Network, Siloe Project, Lowell General Hospital | This session aims to share a model utilized by Kupenda to train leaders in Kenya on disability definitions, causes, treatments and laws supported to improve care and inclusion for children with disabilities in their communities. This model is currently being utilized in Tanzania, Zambia and Sierra Leone with interest from other low-income countries. Participants will be guided by and collaborate with disability advocates, receive copies of the training tools, and meet other development organizations that are piloting this model.

Afternoon Catalyst Sessions

Do This, Not That: Surfacing Lessons for Social Accountability Design from Evaluations that Show No Health Impacts

Results for Development, TBD

Innovative Financing Mechanisms and Effective Management of Risk for Partnerships in Global Health

Palladium, TBD

Multisectoral Partnerships and Innovations for Early Childhood Development (ECD)

RTI International, Duke Global Health Evidence Lab, Catholic Relief Services

Health & Technology Partnerships in the Syrian Crisis

Relief International, International Rescue Committee

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

Partnerships for Positive Change in the Era of Universal Health Coverage

Advancing Synergy, Jhpiego, NCD Child | This session seeks to discuss youth perspectives on confidential health services, such as mental and reproductive health, and a rights-based approach to health in the era of universal health coverage (UHC). The session will answer key questions that will provide participants a chance to discuss policies and assess UHC as it either supports or challenges adolescent and youth confidential health services.

Moving Nutrition Innovation from Inception to Deployment to Scale

Children International, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Smile Train | This 3 speaker panel aims to discuss innovative solutions to challenges of screening and identifying acute under-nutrition for treatment. The focus will be on modifying and scaling innovation from inception, validation, testing, adoption and scaling. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the steps and elements that are critical to testing, integrating, and scaling effective innovations related to nutrition.

Using Innovations and Partnerships in Digital Technologies to Strengthen Humanitarian Response

Chemonics, Zenysis Technologies, World Vision | This session aims to discuss how we can adapt high-resource technologies to the challenge we face everyday to meet the needs of the people we serve. It seeks to discuss how tools and solutions that were designed for resource-rich markets can be used in low-resource environments where we face challenges such as poor infrastructure, connectivity, and weak governance.

Holistic Child Health Care and Integration to Treat the Sick and Malnourished Child and Preventing Further Sickness and Malnutrition

USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program, Save the Children, USAID Advancing Nutrition | This session aims to introduce tools, such as those applied by USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), to address the need of specialized care for small and sick newborns who are at high risk of malnutrition. Participants will learn about the evidence for integrating newborn health and nutrition and the current state of global guidance, and will have an opportunity to learn about innovative tools and approaches that they can adapt for use in their own programs.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Morning Concurrent Sessions

Partnerships in Action: A Nutrition-Focused Family-Based Lifecourse Approach to Addressing NCDs

Advancing Synergy, NCBA, Children’s Heartlink, NCD Child | This session seeks to examine the role of non-communicable diseases (NCD) and child malnutrition in increasing mortality rates in developing countries. It aims to address the measures being taken to reduce NCDs and malnutrition at household, community and government levels.

The CMAM Surge Approach: Building Resilient and Responsive Health Systems

Concern Worldwide, Save the Children, Action Against Hunger | The session will explore how the CMAM Surge approach can bridge the gap between emergency and development programming through fostering stronger partnerships between actors, including across sectors, NGOs, and government, and seeks to stimulate discussion and debate among participants around HSS and its linkages to the humanitarian-development nexus.

Leveraging Expertise: A Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Approach to Strengthening Community Health Systems

Population Council, Last Mile Health, Fistula Care Plus Project at Engender Health, Aga Khan Foundation | This session will hold a discussion about how to align stakeholder priorities at global, national and sub-national levels using four lenses focused on community health. It aims to offer an innovative model for global practitioners to use in further developing community health research, advocacy, and policy implementation strategies.

Generating Evidence to Catalyze Investments in Community Health: The Family Planning – Sustainable Development Goals Model & Lessons from the TESFA Experience

Palladium, CARE | This session aims to introduce the TESFA model, which was designed in 2010 to improve sexual and reproductive health of married adolescent girls. It plans to discuss key results from an ex-post evaluation and explore ways to create a more impactful model through small group participant discussions.