Category Archive for "Europe & Eurasia"

Building Institutional Capacity for HPSR and Delivery Science- CIF is Europe region HUB

The evidence-informed decision making in health still remains a major challenge. To strengthen institutional capacity in different countries around the globe the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR) launched the new program to strengthen the capacity of local teaching/research and policy institutions in six low- and middle- income countries in each WHO region.

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Embedding Rapid Reviews in Health Systems Decision-Making (ERA)

Curatio International Foundation has been implementing a project – an introduction of REM evaluations in health policy development – initiated by the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR) since July 2018.

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Project: HIV risk behavior among Men who have Sex with Men – Bio-Behavioral Surveillance Survey and Population Size Estimation

The project aims to generate reliable information about MSM population size and define the population HIV and Hepatitis C risk behaviour. The results of the study will be used to assess the national response to HIV/AIDS and to plan the adequate national program.

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Big Pharma Greed and Artificial Prices – Knocking on Door to Limit Access to HIV Medicines in Georgia

They produce medicines that can save lives and at the same time artificially restrict access to these drugs for financially deprived people and for countries that fall outside their commercial interests.

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Technical Assistance for evaluation of transition readiness and preparation of Transition and Sustainability Plan for Global Fund-supported programs in Tajikistan

In June 2018 CIF initiated a new project with the financial support of The Global Fund. The overall goal of the CIF assignment is to support the Country Coordination Mechanism of Tajikistan (CCM) in assessing country preparedness for Transition and developing the Transition and Sustainability Plan based on this assessment and key steps identified.

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Technical Assistance for the preparation of Transition and Sustainability Plan for HIV program in Philippines

Since May 2018 Curatio International Foundation implements a technical assistance for the Philippines to prepare  Transition and Sustainability Plan for HIV program. The overall goal of the given assignment is to support the Department of Health and the Philippine National AIDS Council to develop the Transition and Financial Sustainability Plan based on the evaluation of remaining steps required to strengthen transition preparedness. The project is fulfilled in June 2018. 

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Webinar: Integrating gender into health system strengthening in conflict and crisis-affected settings; what’s in our toolkit?

Webinar describes how the process of focusing on gender has unfolded in different settings and share a range of tools that interested researchers, policymakers, and practitioners could use and adapt to stimulate progress towards gender equity.

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Hosting Health Systems Global Secretariat

Starting from March 1st, 2015 Curatio International Foundation hosts the HSG secretariat, which was previously housed in the Center for Health and Infectious Disease Research at the University of Copenhagen. 

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Article: Barriers to mental health care utilization among internally displaced persons in the republic of Georgia: a rapid appraisal study

The new paper identifies the health system barriers leading to low rates of utilization of mental health services among internally displaced people (IDP) with mental disorders. The paper was published in BMC Health Services Research authored by Adrianna Murphy, Ivdity Chikovani, Maia Uchaneishvili, Nino Makhashvili and Bayard Roberts.

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Webinar on The peer review process – what happens when you send your manuscript to a journal

Have you ever wondered what the journal editor’s viewpoint is on your article, or what happens once you send your manuscript to a journal? This webinar will provide an overview of the peer review process with advice for authors on how to engage constructively with comments from editors and reviewers, and what to do when you disagree. 

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