Implementing effective simulation-based education to improve maternal newborn and child health in a resource-constrained setting

The Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, to be held in Vancouver from November 14-18, 2016, will be the largest global health conference held in Canada in recent years. More than 2,000 practitioners, educators, policy makers, researchers, and students from around the world will attend, including Canadian members of parliament and senior government officials. Funding for the symposium is being provided by numerous organizations and foundations, including IDRC. The 2016 symposium theme, ''Resilient and responsive health systems for a changing world'', is highly relevant for Canada because it offers an unparalleled opportunity to showcase emerging results from several Canadian government health initiatives implemented by IDRC, including the contributions IDRC is making towards Canada's maternal child health agenda. IDRC's budgetary contribution will enable up to 40 delegates from low- and middle-income countries to attend the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research. This support ensures that researchers and decision makers from low- and middle-income countries will have the opportunity to interact with researchers and decision makers from Canada. A small portion of IDRC's contribution will be directed towards sustaining the networking and field-building activities of the health systems research community in the two-year interim before the next global symposium in 2018.

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36 months

IDRC Officer

Marie-Gloriose Ingabire

Total funding

CA$ 570,900




Maternal and Child Health

Project Leader

Dr. Santorino Data


Mbarara University of Science and Technology

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