Swiss Health NGOs for Implementation Research

Side Event of the Network Medicus Mundi Switzerland at the European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health

Network Medicus Mundi Switzerland in Cooperation with FAIRMED, Swiss Red Cross, SolidarMed

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. In this side event, the organisers want to turn this argument upside down: NGO want to strengthen applied research in their projects and programmes. They argue that embedding implementation research in their programmes will create applied knowledge and evidence for the scaling up successful NGO interventions.

Swiss Health NGOs for Implementation Research


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. The organisers would like to launch the idea of an exchange platform for implementation health research.


Program 10:30 - 12:00 h, followed by sandwiches and drinks

With a key note of John Reeder (Director, Special Programme for Research & Training in Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva) and inputs of Jochen Ehmer (SolidarMed), Nicole Moran (Consultant), Ingrid Mason (FAIRMED), Thomas Schwarz (Medicus Mundi International), Susanna Hausmann (Agency for Swiss Development Cooperation), Kaspar Wyss (Swiss TPH) and Thomas Gass (Swiss Red Cross).

Here you can find further information about our speakers.

Next to the Side Event Medicus Mundi Switzerland will be present at ECTMIH during the whole days with an information booth where we present our member organisations and ourself.

Attention! You need an entrance-badge for the ECTMIH to take part at our Side Event. Entrance-badges at a reduced price will be provided for our member organisations. Please contact us


Network Medicus Mundi Switzerland in cooperation with

FAIRMED, SolidarMed and Swiss Red Cross.






Martin Leschhorn Strebel, Director Network Medicus Mundi SwitzerlandPhone: +41 (0)61 383 18 14


"How to bridge between health systems researchers and practitioners in the field of international health cooperation"
Our international Network Medicus Mundi International is responsible for the organization of another parallel session in the scientific program of the conference on "How to bridge between health systems researchers and practitioners in the field of international health cooperation" on Monday, 7 September 2015.







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