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3rd health researchers forum strengthening health research governance in cambodia - ir por


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Presentation given by Dr Ir Por at 3rd Cambodian Health Researchers' Forum held at the National Institute of Public Health in Phnom Penh, 20th January 2017.

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3rd health researchers forum strengthening health research governance in cambodia - ir por

  2. 2. INTRODUCTION  Health research, in particular health systems research (HSR) is widely recognized as essential for:  strengthening health systems, getting cost-effective health care to those who need them at an affordable cost, and  achieving better health status and financial protection “the brains o f the he alth syste m s ”  HSR receives increasing attention worldwide  However, HSR in many LMICs remains under- developed because of many reasons, including poor governance 2
  3. 3. OBJECTIVES  To strengthening health research/HSR governance:  Prio rity se tting and de ve lo pm e nt o f a Natio nalAg e nda fo r He alth Syste m Re se arch (NAHSR)  Strengthening the role of NECHR, including development of e-database to track health research protocols submitted/approved by the NECHR  A ‘draft’ technical briefing note is developed to:  guide the process of priority setting and development of NAHSR  3
  4. 4. PROCESS  Step 1: consultation with MOH’s leaders  Ste p 2: initialco nsultatio n with ke y stake ho lde rs  Step 3: creation and operationalization of a taskforce/working group  Step 4: draft list of HSR priorities/draft NAHSR  Step 5: consultation with larger group of stakeholders and finalize the NAHSR  4
  5. 5. PROCESS  Step 1 is more/less done through individual & organizational meetings with MOH leaders  We are in Step 2, though the 2nd researchers’ forum outlined some HSR priorities: Key points from the 2nd Researchers Forum.docx 5 Stepwise activities M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9 M10 Step 1: consultation with MOH’s top policy makers Step 2: consultation with key stakehlders Step 3: creation and operationalization of a working group Step 4: draft list of research priorities and NAHSR Step 5: consultation with a larger group of key stakeholders and finalize the NAHSR Step 6: dissemination and follow-up of the NAHSR Timetable in month
  6. 6. HUMAN RESOURCE  NIPH researchers  Taskforce/Working Group  A national consultant  An international expert 6 Name Qualification/function Main role/tasks Chhea Chhorvann MD, MPH, PhD Director General coordination of the work Lead the working group meetings Technical inputs, mainly on vertical program and epidemiological related areas of HSR Heng Sopheab MD, MPH, PhD Deputy Director Assist the director Technical inputs Ir Por MD, MPH, PhD Chief of Technical Bureau Technical reference and support throughout the whole process Leang Supheap MD, MPH Vice chief of Technical Bureau Permanent secretary of the working group Liaison between NIPH, stakeholders and consultants
  7. 7. FINANCIAL RESOURCE  Estimated needed budget ~ US$20,000  Expected major expenditure items:  Operating cost for the working group  Cost for organizing consultative workshops (2)  Cost for printing and dissemination  Cost for national consultant & international expert(s)  Cost for follow-up activities  Committed funding sources:  Belgian Government (DGD) through ITM  IANPHI through US-CDC 7
  8. 8. GROUP DISCUSSION  Two groups –each with a moderator and rapporteur  40mn group discussion and 20mn presenting results:  To discuss: main ideas to prepare for the next 4 steps:  Draft ToR for the working group  How to form the group (which organizations & who should join)?  What are key responsibilities and tasks of the group?  Any other comments on how best to do this work (general comments on the technical briefing note) 8