Enabling Health Research in Every Healthcare Setting

10 Years of addressing inequity in where research happens,
who leads & who benefits.

University of Cape Town, South Africa
24 – 25 November 2022

Catch up on each scientific and special session of The Global Health Network Conference 2022

Click on the links to download a pdf of each speaker's presentation

Day One

Welcome and Opening

  • Professor Pontiano Kaleebu, Director, Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) & Director of MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit, Uganda
  • Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, World Health Organization
  • Professor Trudie Lang, Director, The Global Health Network, United Kingdom

Session 1: Fostering Leadership and Building Lasting Capable Research Teams

  • Chair remarks: Lolem B. Ngong, Chief of Staff, Amref Health Africa, Kenya
  • Talk 1 - plenary (820KB) - Dr Vasee Moorthy, Senior Advisor R&D, World Health Organization, Switzerland
  • Talk 2 (2.15MB) - Dr Anani Badje, Project Manager (Côte d’Ivoire), Programme PACCI, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Talk 3 (1.23MB) - José René Bagani Cruz, Network Coordinator, Social Innovation in Health Initiative, Philippines
  • Talk 4 (1.07MB) - Glenda Ernst, Scientific Committee Coordinator, Hospital Britanico, Argentina
  • Talk 5 (1.5MB) - Dr Fernando Rubinstein, Director of Education, Instituto de Efectividad Clinica y Sanitaria (IECS), Argentina

 

Session 2: Ensuring Research Findings are Taken Up into Policy and Practice

  • Chair remarks: Professor John Reeder, Director, Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) & Director, Department of Research for Health, World Health Organization, Switzerland
  • Plenary: Dr Aliya Naheed, Scientist, Initiative for Non Communicable Diseases, Health System and Population Studies Division, icddr,b and lead for The Global Health Network Asia Regional Coordination Centre, Bangladesh
  • Talk 1 (3.10MB) - Vivek Dsouza, Research Officer, Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru, India
  • Talk 2 (387KB) - Kutha Banda, Senior Program Officer - Learning and Evaluation, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Zambia
  • Talk 3 (1.8MB) - Elodie Chevallier, Project Coordinator, Institut Pasteur De Madagascar, Madagascar
  • Talk 4 (3.35MB) - Farah Nabil, Research Associate & Project Manager, Universidad De Zaragoza, Spain
  • Talk 5 (1.31MB) - Goodness Odey, Public Health Practitioner, University of Calabar, Nigeria; Madonna Badom, Youth Advocate, UNFPA, Nigeria

 

Session 3: Enabling Health Research in Every Healthcare Setting

  • Chair remarks: Dr Sally Nicholas, Head of Health Systems and Environments, Wellcome, United Kingdom
  • Talk 1 - plenary (2.41MB) - Dr Tom Nyirenda, Strategic Partnerships and Capacity Development Manager, EDCTP, South Africa
  • Talk 2 (1.54MB) - Professor Karen Barnes, Head of the Pharmacology Group, WWARN, South Africa
  • Talk 3 (1.73MB) - Jose Miguel Enciso Gutierrez, Research Assistant, Universidad Del Valle, Colombia
  • Talk 4 (1.08MB) - Dr Jackeline Alger, Parasitologist, Departamento de Laboratorio Clínico, Hospital Escuela, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • Talk 5 (865KB) - Walter Agingu, Laboratory Manager, Nyanza Reproductive Health Society, Kenya 

 

Session 4: Engaging the Community in Every Step of the Research Cycle

  • Chair remarks: Dr Mahesh Maskey, Executive Chief, Nepal Public Health Foundation, Nepal
  • Talk 1 - plenary (3.16MB) - Dr Gustavo Matta, Public Health Researcher, FIOCRUZ, Brazil
  • Talk 2 (288KB) - Gloria Benny, Research Assistant, The George Institute for Global Health, India
  • Talk 3 (1.48MB) - Edward Kayongo, Research Scientist, The Centre for Rapid Evidence Synthesis (ACRES), Uganda 
  • Talk 4 (4.46MB) - Dr Cressida Bowyer, Senior Research Fellow, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom 
  • Talk 5 (373KB) - Gertrude Banda, Global Health Bioethics Network Fellow/ Scientist, Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust, Malawi 
  • Talk 6 (1.3MB) - Barthalomew Wilson, Social Mobilization, Communications & Community Engagement Manager, Partnership for Research on Vaccines & Infectious Diseases in Liberia/FHI-Clinical, Liberia 
  • Talk 7 (645KB) - Angela Kyalo, School Engagement Programme Lead, KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya 

 

Day Two

Special Conference Session: Announcing the Designation of The Global Health Network as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre

  • Professor John Reeder, Director, Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) & Director, Department of Research for Health, World Health Organization, Switzerland
  • Professor Trudie Lang, Director, The Global Health Network, United Kingdom
  • Samuel Driver, Resources Manager, The Global Health Network, United Kingdom

 

Session 5: Improving Health Research Methods and Processes

  • Chair remarks: Professor Hector H. Garcia, Director, Center for Global Health, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia and Head, Cysticercosis Unit, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Neurologicas, Peru
  • Talk 1 - plenary (2.67MB) - Professor Trudie Lang, Director, The Global Health Network, United Kingdom 
  • Talk 2 (2.9MB) - Gill Black, Director, Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation, South Africa 
  • Talk 3 (1.14MB) - Eyasu Makonnen Eshetu, Deputy Head, Center for Innovative Drug Development & Therapeutic Trials for Africa, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 
  • Talk 4 (1.82MB) - Daniela Morelli, Researcher, Instituto de Efectividad Clinica y Sanitaria (IECS), Argentina 
  • Talk 5 (1.06MB) - Fatima Khurshid, Associate Clinical Research Officer, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre & Research Centre, Pakistan 
  • Talk 6 (4.03MB) - Mohammed Alkhaldi, Assistant Prof. in Public Health Systems, Management, and Policies, Canadian University Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Postdoctoral Researcher in Global Health, McGill University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Canada 
  • Talk 7 (1.3MB) - Narshion Ngao, Senior Data Manager,  KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme 

 

Session 6: Preventing Pandemics with Responsive Research Systems

  • Chair remarks: Professor Cristiani Vieira Machado, Education, Information and Communication Vice President, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Fiocruz, Brazil
  • Talk 1 - plenary (7.13MB) - Dr John Amuasi, Leader, Global Health and Infectious Diseases Research Group, KCCR-KNUST, Ghana 
  • Talk 2 (3.43MB) - Julio Canario, Director, Etikos, Dominican Republic
  • Talk 3 (883KB) - Sylvie Kwedi, University of Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • Talk 4 (9.89MB) - Fernando Bozza, Senior Scientist, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil
  • Talk 5 (1.39MB) - Marvinson Fajardo, Research Project Manager, Social Innovation Iin Health Initiative- Philippines Hub 
  • Talk 6 (1.04MB) - Farah Asif, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan 
  • Talk 7 (2.63MB) - Melody Sakala, Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Clinical Research Programme (MLW), Malawi 

 

Session 7: Generating New Evidence from Data Related to Health

  • Chair remarks: Dr Amel Ghouila, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, United States
  • Dr Bilal Mateen, Senior Manager (Digital Technology), Wellcome, United Kingdom
  • Talk 1 - plenary (1.7MB) - Professor Nicola Mulder, Professor and head of the Computational Biology division, University of Cape Town & Leader H3ABioNet, South Africa 
  • Talk 2 (993KB) - Valentina Martufi, Researcher Cidacs/Fiocruz, Brazil 
  • Talk 3 (1.34MB) - Durga Parkhi, Postgraduate Researcher, University of Warwick, United Kingdom 
  • Talk 4 (327KB) - Ephraim Senkyire, Registered General Nurse, Ga West Municipal Hospital-Ghana Health Service, Ghana 
  • Talk 5 (508KB) - Christy Martina T, Research Scholar, School of Health System Studies, India 
  • Talk 6 (389KB) - Dr Christine Mulowoza, Research Coordinator, Ministry of Health - Uganda 

 

Session 8: Women in Research  

  • Dr Iris MwanzaDeputy Director, Women in Leadership, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, United States 
  • Dr Lyda Osorio, Associate Professor, Universidad Del Valle, Colombia 
  • Professor Cristiani Vieira Machado, Education, Information and Communication Vice President, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Fiocruz, Brazil 
  • Dr Aliya Naheed, Scientist, Initiative for Non Communicable Diseases, Health System and Population Studies Division, icddr,b and lead for The Global Health Network Asia Regional Coordination Centre, Bangladesh
  • Dr Alice S. Lakati, Director of Research and Community Extension, Amref International University, Kenya
  • Professor Thumbi Ndung'u, Director for basic and translational science, Africa Health Research Institute, South Africa  
  • Katherine LittlerCo-lead, Global Health Ethics Team, World Health Organization, Switzerland 

 

Closing Session: The next 10 years, and beyond!

  • Dr Aliya Naheed, Scientist, Initiative for Non Communicable Diseases, Health System and Population Studies Division, icddr,b and lead for The Global Health Network Asia Regional Coordination Centre, Bangladesh 
  • Dr Elvis Temfack, Senior Research Officer, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). The Global Health Network Africa
  • Professor Cristiani Vieira MachadoEducation, Information and Communication Vice President,  Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Fiocruz, Brazil. The Global Health Network Latin America and the Caribbean