COUNTDOWN will participate in the upcoming #HSR2018 with poster presentations and on various panels through oral presentations relating to community health workers, disability and chronic disease.
Dr Theobald Nji will take part in a panel discussion looking at community engagement and present the Buea social science work on 'Responsive health systems for community-based health initiatives: A case study tackling onchocerciasis in Cameroon.'
From Nigeria, Dr Oluwatosin Adekeye and Ms Laura Dean from LSTM will participate in a panel on 'Improving health systems responses to chronic disease and disability: addressing medical and psycho-social needs in essential service delivery?'. Dr Adekeye will present on 'Building partnerships between eye health and mental health in managing Glaucoma in northern Nigeria' whilst Ms Dean will look at 'Promoting holistic health service provision to address the needs of people affected by chronic disease and disability in Liberia'.
Dr Akinola Stephen Oluwole will give a presentation on 'Revitalising multi-sectoral approaches for the delivery of health interventions: Bridging the gap between the health and education sectors'.
1) Innovative use of community structures to promote community ownership, accountability, and governance of health service delivery: A case study from Nigeria' - Dr Oluwatosin Adekeye
2) Illness narratives as an innovative method to ensure no one is left behind in health systems development: disease, disability and intersectionality in Liberia - Ms Laura Dean
3) Ensuring on one is left behind in health systems development: community engagement a critical step in rebuilding trust in the Liberian health system - Mrs Georgina Zawolo
4) Leaving no one behind: Using Seasonal Calendar to help understand and address context complexities in Lymphatic Filariasis control programmes in Ghana - Ms Irene Tsey
We will provide more updates on our participation as they become available. Watch this space!