Implementation Research within the Swiss Health Cooperation

MMS Round Table

At this year’s European Conference on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH) in Basel, the Network Medicus Mundi Switzerland in cooperation with its members Swiss Red Cross and SolidarMed will organise a side event on “Swiss Health NGOs for Implementation Research”. This Round Table will sharpen our perspective on the issue and will be an opportunity for more MMS member organisations to involve.

 Implementation Research within the Swiss Health Cooperation

Photo Illustration: Jared Rodriguez / t r u t h o u t; Adapted from: sakura love / flickr

 

At this year’s European Conference on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH) in Basel, the Network Medicus Mundi Switzerland in cooperation with its members Swiss Red Cross and SolidarMed will organise a side event on “Swiss Health NGOs for Implementation Research”. This Round Table will sharpen our perspective on the issue and will be an opportunity for more MMS member organisations to involve.

There is a strong call within the international health cooperation to transform evidence based research into policy and action. Implementation research is often driven by the scientific community. How can NGOs strengthen applied research in their projects and programmes? What is the potential of embedding implementation research in their programmes?

Initiative

To strengthen implementation research within NGO programmes, there is a need for building up research skills and capacities within the organisations and for training programmes for NGO staff both at Headquarter and field level. Moreover, it is a challenge for many NGOs to find the necessary financial means. Implementation research should be stronger supported by donors. Among other ideas, we are thinking about creating an exchange platform for implementation health research in Switzerland.

Programme

  • Input by Joan Muela Ribera, Medical anthropologist
  • Implementation Research for Swiss Health NGOs? Considerations by Thomas Gass (Swiss Red Cross) and Jochen Ehmer (SolidarMed)
  • Thomas Schwarz, Medicus Mundi International: Get research into policy and practice

 

Discussion

  • How can Implementation Research within Swiss Health NGOs be strengthened?
  • Content and aim of the ECTMIH Side Event?

 

Place and Time

Bern, Swiss Red Cross
Monday, 16 March 2015, 9.45 – 12.15

Organisers

Network Medicus Mundi Switzerland together with Swiss Red Cross and SolidarMed

Contact / Registration    

Martin Leschhorn Strebel, Network Medicus Mundi Switzerland: