Curatio International Foundation at the Health Systems Research Symposium 2018

During the week of 8-12 October Health Systems Global (HSG) is hosting the fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Liverpool. Curatio International Foundation, as a secretariat of the HSG, has been facilitating the event already for the second time.

The symposium brings together more than 2000 people from around the world to discuss urgent healthcare issues. Sessions are focusing on such topics as new ways of financing health, accessibility of health services, creation of new social and political alliances, and new technologies to promote health for all. The program of the symposium can be viewed here.

Experts of Curatio International Foundation are joining the symposium as its participants. They can be reached in the exhibition hall Table #14 or at the following sessions of the symposium:


Payment for performance (P4P): how, why, where and what? Learning from research across income settings

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
08:00 – 17:00
Mersey Suite at Pullman Hotel
Satellite session

This one-day event will bring together pay for performance researchers and policymakers working in high and low and middle-income settings to learn from each other. Participants will examine research methods and results emerging from these different settings, and reflect on how the research and policy context shapes these.

Curatio International Foundation Representative: Ivdity Chikovani Ivdity Chikovani from Curatio International Foundation will present experience from the Results4TB project on how the P4P intervention and evaluation design has been shaped by policy context in Georgia.


Digital innovation in health systems

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
12:30 – 13:30
ACC Hall 2F
Panel session

This session will contrast the experience of European countries that have invested heavily in digital health technologies with those that are only beginning to do so, and will examine key challenges and unintended consequences. The perspectives of policymakers, implementers and end-users will be provided, as well as questions around the research and investment infrastructure that needs to be in place to enable the transfer of lessons for LMICs.

Curatio International Foundation Participant: George Gotsadze


Managing the transition from development assistance: how to sustain health gains

Friday, October 12, 2018
11:00 – 12:30
ACC room 4A
Oral session

As countries transition from donor funding towards greater reliance on domestic financing, they need to ensure that national programs continue to deliver high coverage of priority interventions. The presentations in this session consider how transition plans are engaging other sectors, seeking opportunities for integration, securing supplies of essential drugs and supplies, and targeting resource allocation to achieve efficiency gains.

Curatio International Foundation Representative:

Lela Sulaberidze will speak about How to sustain public health gains in the SDG era when countries in the European region transition from the Global Fund support.

Curatio Team at the Symposium

Giorgi Gotsadze – President of Curatio International Foundation and Director of Health Systems Global (HSG)
Nana Jalaghonia – Coordinator of Health Systems Global (HSG)
Ketevan Goguadze – Curatio International Foundation, Head of Business Development Department
Tamar Goguadze – Financial and Administrative Director
Adity Chikovani – Senior Researcher
Lela Sulaberidze – Researcher
Maya Uchaneishvili – Manager of Research Unit

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