M4M at Health Systems Research 2018 Global Symposium

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Metrics for Management to present poster at 5th Annual Health Systems Research Global Symposium

Conference | October 2018

Metrics for Management Director of Research and Technical Assistance Dr. Nirali Chakraborty will be presenting her poster: “Engaging the private sector to standardize quality measurement: A case study in family planning” at the 2018 Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, October 8-12 in Liverpool, UK.

Using family planning (FP) service delivery as a case-study, this poster will describe four different approaches to defining important quality indicators at the facility or program level:

  1. Unilateral indicator selection
  2. Convening of an expert working group to create a common denominator of indicators used across international family planning programs
  3. Proposing a menu of standard quality indicators for family planning to be used by performance-based financing (PBF) programs
  4. Choosing indicators based on their ability to influence the outcome of family planning continuation

Dr. Chakraborty and CEO Dr. Dominic Montagu (representing UCSF) will also be speaking in the satellite session: “Engaging with Private Providers in Low and Middle Income Countries- Strengthening Quality of Care and Effective Regulation.” Organized by the Private Sector in Health Thematic Working Group of Health Systems Global, the event features participation from Results for Development, Impact for Health, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Abt Associates. Click here for more information and to register for the satellite event.

Dr. Catherine Goodman of LSHTM will also be referencing a 2016 paper co-authored with Dr. Dominic Montagu on engaging the private sector in UHC in her plenary talk, “Private sector in health: polemic and pragmatism.”