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Global Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR) Funding Committee Minutes November 2019

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Global Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR) Funding Committee

Minutes of the November 2019 Meeting

Date:   29 November 2019
Place:  Alpha House Conference Room, NETSCC, Southampton, UK

 

Present members

Chair

Professor Anne Mills

Deputy Chair

Professor Grace Irimu
Professor K. Srinath Reddy 

Core Committee Members

Dr Mary Eyram Ashinyo
Professor Shah Ebrahim (remote)
Professor Tim Ensor (remote)
Professor Paula Griffiths
Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone (remote)
Dr Gina Teddy (remote – joined after 11am experienced significant internet connection problems preventing participation – not counted as voting member)
Dr Corinne Merle (remote)
Dr Kui Muraya (remote – joined after 11am)

NETSCC - HPSR Secretariat 

Dr Sarah Puddicombe (Assistant Director)
Dr Jo Nurse (Scientific Advisor)Mrs Fay Habens (Senior Research Manager)
Miss Rosie Geale (Research Manager)
Mrs Louise Schmidt (Research Manager)
Mrs Suman Ranu (Finance Manager)
Mrs Tina Moody (Assistant Research Manager)
Miss Linda Welch (Assistant Research Manager)
Miss Asia Pracz (Administrator)

Apologies 

Dr Suraj Bhattarai

Observers 

Dr Val Snewin (Head of Global Health Research Partnerships)
Ms Laurence Poos (Senior Global Health Research Programme Officer)

Quoracy Information 

Voting 9 members (members present + deputy chair) 90.1%

Development Award Applications  

129840    Denison – University of Edinburgh (UK) and Ssekitoleko – Makerere University (Uganda)

Developing a UK-Uganda Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Consortium (UTAC) to lead a future research programme to develop evidenced-based approaches to HTA appraisal, procurement and management of medical devices and technologies for                ODA-eligible low and middle income countries (LMIC).

Chair:      Anne Mills
Conflicts: None declared
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Decline  

129848    Pearse – Queen Mary University of London (UK) and Biccard – University of Cape Town (South Africa)

Perioperative health systems to support surgical treatment: Establishing a world leading global health collaboration to deliver innovative solutions promoting safety and quality of care for surgical patients

Chair:      Anne Mills
Conflicts: None declared
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Recommend for funding

130018    Mandrik – University of Sheffield (UK) and Murillo – Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia

Facilitating efforts in early breast cancer detection in Latin America

Chair:      Anne Mills
Conflicts: None declared
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Decline

130281   Mayston – Kings College London (UK) and Etim –  Gede Foundation (Nigeria)

Participatory Research for Improving Mental Health & HIV care for Female Sex Workers in Abuja, Nigeria

Chair:      Anne Mills
Conflicts: None declared
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Decline

129915    McShane – Queens University Belfast (UK) and Jigjidsuren – National Cancer Center of Mongolia (Mongolia)

Co-developing an Evidence-based Plan to Strengthen the Health Care System and Inform Policy to Reduce Cancer Burden in Mongolia: An Interdisciplinary Approach
 
Chair:      Anne Mills
Conflicts: None declared
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Recommend for funding

129930    Batchelor – University of Southampton (UK) and Langdon – University of Cape Town (South Africa)

Evidence & Engagement to Strengthen and Improve Health Systems and Policy to Benefit Civilians Affected by Blast Injuries in LMICs.

Chair:      Anne Mills
Conflicts: None declared
ODA compliant: Yes    
Outcome: Decline

130037   Adab – University of Birmingham (UK) and Ristovska – Association of Family Medicine Specialists (Macedonia)

Exploration of the feasibility of implementing integrated chronic care health models for people with chronic respiratory disease in the Balkans

Chair:      Anne Mills
Conflicts: None declared
ODA compliant: Yes  
Outcome: Decline

129996 Hinrichs-Krapels – Kings College London (UK) and Abdullah – South African Medical Research Council (South Africa)

Co-creating a health systems and policy research agenda for universal health coverage implementation in South Africa, Nigeria and Ethiopia
 
Chair:      Anne Mills
Conflicts: None declared
ODA compliant: Yes    
Outcome: Decline

130041 Green – University of Essex (UK) and Cooper – University of the Western Cape (South Africa)

Collaborative partnerships addressing the effects of urban violence on youth access to health services in South Africa and Brazil

Chair:      Anne Mills
Conflicts: None declared
ODA compliant: Yes    
Outcome: Recommend for funding

130217 Trivedy – Queen Mary University of London (UK) and Andheria – Wildlife Conservation Trust, (India)

Capacity building for delivering a sustainable model of health care for population-groups living and working in tiger reserves in the Central Indian landscape

Chair:      Grace Irimu
Conflicts: None declared
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Decline

130275 Gadsby – University of Kent (UK) and Omondi – AMREF International University (Kenya)

Consortium for Health Research in Africa (CoHRA) – Partnership Development to support sustained health improvement through transdisciplinary research for policy, practice and innovation.

Chair:      Anne Mills
Conflicts: None declared
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Decline

130335 Ameh – Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (UK) and Qureshi – University of Nairobi (Kenya)

Improving the quality of intrapartum care and Caesarean sections through research capacity development and research uptake in Kenya

Chair:      Anne Mills
Conflicts: Grace Irimu declared a conflict and left the meeting
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Decline

130360 Bick – University of Warwick (UK) and Oladeji – University of Ibadan (Nigeria)

Improving Perinatal Mental Health Care in Nigeria

Chair:      Anne Mills
Conflicts: Paula Griffiths declared a conflict and left the meeting
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Decline

130078 Balen – University of Sheffield (UK) and Jaiteh – MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM (The Gambia)

Outbreak preparedness and response capacity in West Africa: harnessing health policy and systems research for improved management of emerging/re-emerging infectious diseases

Chair:      K. Srinath Reddy
Conflicts: Anne Mills declared a conflict and left the meeting
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Decline

130086 Nolte – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK) and Xu – Sun Yat-sen University Global Health Institute (China)

Supporting those most in need: A partnership approach to strengthen health policy and systems research capacity in China and beyond

Chair:      K. Srinath Reddy
Conflicts: Anne Mills, Shah Ebrahim and Kui Muraya declared a conflict and left the meeting
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Recommend for funding

130222 Garner – Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (UK) and Ochodo – Stellenbosch University (South Africa)

Essential diagnostics: developing methods, guidelines and capacity for effective national programmes

Chair:      K Srinath Reddy
Conflicts: Shah Ebrahim, Kui Muraya and Grace Irimu declared a conflict and left the meeting
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Recommend for funding

130051 Ziebland – University of Oxford (UK) and de Barros – University of Campinas (Brazil)

Establishing a consortium to explore whether qualitative, narrative research to understand the health experiences of patients, including the poorest poor, in Brazil could be used to improve how services are delivered, staff are trained and patients informed and supported

Chair:      Anne Mills
Conflicts: Shah Ebrahim and Kui Muraya declared a conflict and left the meeting
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Decline

130103 Rushton – University of Sheffield (UK) and Baidya – PHASE (Nepal)

Living in the city: Building collaborations to strengthen health systems to respond to the needs of newly urbanised populations in Africa and Asia

Chair:      Anne Mills
Conflicts: Kui Muraya and Tim Ensor declared a conflict and left the meeting
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Recommend for funding

130285 Griffiths – University of Loughborough (UK) and Kimani-Murage – African Population & Health Research Center (Kenya)

Kenya-UK development award to support the design of a whole system approach to facilitate the functioning of the baby friendly community initiative within the Kenyan health system

Chair Anne Mills
Conflicts Paula Griffiths and Kui Muraya declared a conflict and left the meeting
ODA compliant Yes   
Outcome Recommend for funding

129995 Russo – Queen Mary University of London (UK) and Blaauw – University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)

Learning from South Africa’s experience of dealing with the dual practice of doctors; a partnership to develop a regulatory intervention for low- and middle-income countries

Chair:      Grace Irimu
Conflicts: Paula Griffiths and Kui Muraya declared a conflict and left the meeting
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Decline

130170 Preston – Lancaster University (UK) and Salins – Manipal University (India)

The development of a socio-culturally sensitive approach to integrated palliative care services in India

Chair:      Anne Mills
Conflicts: Jo Rycroft-Malone declared a conflict and left the meeting
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Decline

130165 Howard – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK) and Pun – Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital(Nepal)

Identifying local priorities to inform responsive health policy addressing threats from emerging zoonotic diseases in marginalised communities in Nepal.

Chair:       Grace Irimu 
Conflicts:  Anne Mills and Shah Ebrahim declared a conflict and left the meeting
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Decline

130180 Smythe – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK) and Louw – Stellenbosch University (South Africa)

Strengthening health systems in South Africa to achieve universal health coverage for people with stroke through research, partnership, capability building and stakeholder engagement.

Chair:      K. Srinath Reddy
Conflicts: Anne Mills and Shah Ebrahim declared a conflict and left the meeting
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Recommend for funding

130201 Balabanova – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK) and Karim – Institute for Health Systems Research (Malaysia)

Accelerating the development of Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR) capacity in Western Pacific Region (WPR) for health system strengthening

Chair:      K. Srinath Reddy
Conflicts: Anne Mills and Shah Ebrahim declared a conflict and left the meeting
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Recommend for funding

130315 Bascaran – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK) and Mwangi – College of Ophthalmology of Eastern Central and Southern Africa (Kenya)

Equity and Access to Eye Health in the ECSA region: including eye health into national and regional policy.

Chair:      K. Srinath Reddy
Conflicts: Anne Mills and Shah Ebrahim declared a conflict and left the meeting
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Decline

130136 Millett – Imperial College London (UK) and Rocha – Instituto de Estudos para Políticas de Saúde (Brazil)

Addressing Health System Fragmentation to Advance Universal Health Coverage (UHC) for Low Income Populations in Latin America

Chair:      Anne Mills
Conflicts: Shah Ebrahim declared a conflict and left the meeting
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Recommend for funding

130248 Bloom – Institute of Development Studies (UK) and Balasubramaniam – Public Health Foundation of India (India)

Innovation for Universal Health Coverage: testing strategies for incorporating technological innovations into primary health care services at scale

Chair:      Anne Mills 
Conflicts: K. Srinath Reddy declared a conflict and left the meeting
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Decline

130203 Hinton – University of Oxford (UK) and Nambiar – The George Institute for Global Health (India)

Achieving universal health coverage for India's urban poor: action-research-policy partnerships for inclusion

Chair:      Anne Mills
Conflicts: K. Srinath Reddy, Kui Muraya and Grace Irimu declared a conflict and left the meeting
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Decline

130307 Meghji – Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (UK) and Zulu – African Institute for Development Policy (Kenya and Malawi)

Post-tuberculosis lung damage amongst pulmonary tuberculosis survivors in East Africa: health system challenges and research priorities.

Chair:      K. Srinath Reddy
Conflicts: Kui Muraya declared a conflict and left the meeting
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Recommend for funding

130033 Ensor – University of Leeds (UK) and Inamdar – IPSU Health Foundation (India)

Evidence Gap map on cross-sector governance and stewardship on One Health to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance in Low Middle Income countries

Chair:      K. Srinath Reddy
Conflicts: Tim Ensor and Kui Muraya declared a conflict and left the meeting
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Decline

130219 Mirzoev – University of Leeds (UK) and Koduah – University of Ghana (Ghana)

Improving equitable access to essential medicines in Ghana through bridging the gaps in implementing medicines pricing policy

Chair:      Anne Mills
Conflicts: Tim Ensor and Mary Ashinyo declared a conflict and left the meeting.  Tim Ensor did not attend the meeting from this point onward.
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Recommend for funding

129837 Head – University of Southampton (UK) and Boateng – Ghana Health Service (Ghana)

Building partnerships with Ghana and Togo - priorities in digital health and provision of near real-time data for policymakers

Chair:      Anne Mills
Conflicts: Mary Ashinyo declared a conflict and left the meeting
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Decline

130266 Bertone – Queen Mary University of London (UK) and Dossou – Centre de Recherche en Reproduction Humaine et en Démographie (Benin)

The political economy of universal health coverage reforms: building capacity and engagement of francophone West Africa

Chair:      Grace Irimu
Conflicts: None declared 
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Recommend for funding

130250 Iwuji – Brighton & Sussex Medical School (UK) and Mullick – Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (South Africa)

Integrating HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis and diagnostic STI care: an individualised public health approach (iPreP-STI)

Chair:      Anne Mills
Conflicts: Paula Griffiths declared a conflict and left the meeting
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Recommend for funding

130036 Davies – University of Birmingham (UK) and Byiringiro – University of Rwanda (Rwanda)

Equitable access to quality trauma systems in Lower and Middle Income Countries. Assessing gaps and developing priorities

Chair:      Anne Mills
Conflicts: Paula Griffiths and Corinne Merle declared a conflict and left the meeting
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Recommend for funding

130125 Hellowell – University of Edinburgh (UK) and Edem-Hotah – College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (Sierra Leone)

Re_Emerge: Research to accelerate progress on emergency preparedness and universal health coverage in four Ebola-affected countries

Chair:      Anne Mills
Conflicts: Corinne Merle declared a conflict and left the meeting
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Recommend for funding

130299 Mathai – Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (UK) and Ramanathan – Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (India)

Developing a framework for prioritising health systems research on sexual and reproductive health of marginalised women in India using participatory approaches with equity and social determinants perspectives

Chair:     Grace Irimu
Conflicts: None declared
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Decline

130304 Aminu – Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (UK) and Abdulkadir – Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (Nigeria)

Reducing intrapartum stillbirths: A preliminary study to explore the use of standards-based audit to improve service delivery and perinatal outcomes in two states in Nigeria

Chair:      Grace Irimu
Conflicts: None declared
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Decline

130278 Pareek – University of Leicester (UK) and Hugo – University of Pretoria (South Africa)

Building a partnership to develop a sustainable community platform for research to support integrated care for communicable and non-communicable multimorbidity in Pretoria, South Africa

Chair:      Anne Mills
Conflicts: None declared
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Decline

129877 Mytton – University of West of England (UK) and Joshi – Kathmandu Medical College (Nepal)

Identification of research priorities for a safe systems approach to road safety in Nepal.

Chair:      Anne Mills
Conflicts: None declared
ODA compliant: Yes   
Outcome: Recommend for funding 

Review and Close

The Chair thanked the members for their hard work and contributions and thanked the secretariat for their preparation and management of the meeting.
Meeting closed at 16:15 

Summary

129840 Developing a UK-Uganda Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Consortium (UTAC) to lead a future research programme to develop evidenced-based approaches to HTA appraisal, procurement and management of medical devices and technologies for ODA-eligible low and middle income countries (LMIC)   Decline

129848 Perioperative health systems to support surgical treatment: Establishing a world leading global health collaboration to deliver innovative solutions promoting safety and quality of care for surgical patients   Recommend for funding 

130018 Facilitating efforts in early breast cancer detection in Latin America   Decline 

130281 Participatory Research for Improving Mental Health & HIV care for Female Sex Workers in Abuja, Nigeria   Decline

129915 Co-developing an Evidence-based Plan to Strengthen the Health Care System and Inform Policy to Reduce Cancer Burden in Mongolia: An Interdisciplinary Approach   Recommend for funding

129930 Evidence & Engagement to Strengthen and Improve Health Systems and Policy to Benefit Civilians Affected by Blast Injuries in LMICs   Decline

130037 Exploration of the feasibility of implementing integrated chronic care health models for people with chronic respiratory disease in the Balkans   Decline
 
129996 Co-creating a health systems and policy research agenda for universal health coverage implementation in South Africa, Nigeria and Ethiopia   Decline

130041 Collaborative partnerships addressing the effects of urban violence on youth access to health services in South Africa and Brazil   Recommend for funding

130217 Capacity building for delivering a sustainable model of health care for population-groups living and working in tiger reserves in the Central Indian landscape   Decline

130275 Consortium for Health Research in Africa (CoHRA) – Partnership Development to support sustained health improvement through transdisciplinary research for policy, practice and innovation   Decline

130335 Improving the quality of intrapartum care and Caesarean sections through research capacity development and research uptake in Kenya   Decline

130360 Improving Perinatal Mental Health Care in Nigeria   Decline

130078 Outbreak preparedness and response capacity in West Africa: harnessing health policy and systems research for improved management of emerging/re-emerging infectious diseases   Decline
 
130086 Supporting those most in need: A partnership approach to strengthen health policy and systems research capacity in China and beyond   Recommend for funding

130222 Essential diagnostics: developing methods, guidelines and capacity for effective national programmes   Recommend for funding

130051 Establishing a consortium to explore whether qualitative, narrative research to understand the health experiences of patients, including the poorest poor, in Brazil could be used to improve how services are delivered, staff are trained and patients         informed and supported   Decline

130103 Living in the city: Building collaborations to strengthen health systems to respond to the needs of newly urbanised populations in Africa and Asia   Recommend for funding

130285 Kenya-UK development award to support the design of a whole system approach to facilitate the functioning of the baby friendly community initiative within the Kenyan health system   Recommend for funding

129995 Learning from South Africa’s experience of dealing with the dual practice of doctors; a partnership to develop a regulatory intervention for low- and middle-income countries   Decline

130170 The development of a socio-culturally sensitive approach to integrated palliative care services in India   Decline

130165 Identifying local priorities to inform responsive health policy addressing threats from emerging zoonotic diseases in marginalised communities in Nepal   Decline

130180 Strengthening health systems in South Africa to achieve universal health coverage for people with stroke through research, partnership, capability building and stakeholder engagement   Recommend for funding

130201 Accelerating the development of Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR) capacity in Western Pacific Region (WPR) for health system strengthening   Recommend for funding

130315 Equity and Access to Eye Health in the ECSA region: including eye health into national and regional policy   Decline

130136 Addressing Health System Fragmentation to Advance Universal Health Coverage (UHC) for Low Income Populations in Latin America   Recommend for funding

130248 Innovation for Universal Health Coverage: testing strategies for incorporating technological innovations into primary health care services at scale   Decline

130203 Achieving universal health coverage for India's urban poor: action-research-policy partnerships for inclusion   Decline

130307 Post-tuberculosis lung damage amongst pulmonary tuberculosis survivors in East Africa: health system challenges and research priorities   Recommend for funding

130033 Evidence Gap map on cross-sector governance and stewardship on One Health to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance in Low Middle Income countries   Decline

130219 Improving equitable access to essential medicines in Ghana through bridging the gaps in implementing medicines pricing policy   Recommend for funding

129837 Building partnerships with Ghana and Togo - priorities in digital health and provision of near real-time data for policymakers   Decline

130266 The political economy of universal health coverage reforms: building capacity and engagement of francophone West Africa   Recommend for funding

130250 Integrating HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis and diagnostic STI care: an individualised public health approach (iPreP-STI)   Recommend for funding

130036 Equitable access to quality trauma systems in Lower and Middle Income Countries. Assessing gaps and developing priorities   Recommend for funding

130125 Re_Emerge: Research to accelerate progress on emergency preparedness and universal health coverage in four Ebola-affected countries   Recommend for funding

130299 Developing a framework for prioritising health systems research on sexual and reproductive health of marginalised women in India using participatory approaches with equity and social determinants perspectives   Decline

130304 Reducing intrapartum stillbirths: A preliminary study to explore the use of standards-based audit to improve service delivery and perinatal outcomes in two states in Nigeria   Decline

130278 Building a partnership to develop a sustainable community platform for research to support integrated care for communicable and non-communicable multimorbidity in Pretoria, South Africa   Decline

129877 Identification of research priorities for a safe systems approach to road safety in Nepal   Recommend for funding