Sophia University

Event Seminar

Research Seminar "Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR) and its application in the COVID-19 pandemic – Exploration of health systems resilience"

Date: Monday, 8 March 2021, 18h00-20h00 Tokyo time
Simultaneous interpretations between English, French and Japanese
Registration site (the meeting ID and password will be sent after registration)
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How can the experience of health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic be used to improve the resilience of health systems? This seminar introduces a multi-country study currently underway in Brazil, China, France, Canada, Mali and Japan that is examining the response of hospitals and frontline health care providers to the COVID-19 pandemic, and shares preliminary findings from the French and Japanese case studies.  
The seminar also features two expert speakers who will discuss Health Policy and Systems Research (HSPR), an approach which encourages links between research and actions, and which underpins the multi-country study.

  • Professor Lucy Gilson has made a significant contribution to the development of HPSR and has vast experience in undertaking research in health systems in low- and middle-income settings. Prof. Gilson will discuss the definition, development and application of HPSR, and how the approach can be applied to study issues associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Assistant Professor Katherine Ann Villegas Reyes, representative of the Western Pacific Region (WPR) on the Board of Health Systems Global, will discuss a program that she and her colleagues started last year to facilitate the use of HPSR in the WPR region.

Speakers on HPSR
Lucy Gilson : University of Cape Town and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Katherine Ann Villegas Reyes : University of the Philippines

Speakers from the multi-country study team ( HoSPiCOVID WEBsite )
Valéry Ridde : CEPED/IRD/INSERM/University of Paris
Fanny Chabrol : CEPED/IRD
Lola Traverson : CEPED/IRD
Christian Dagenais : University of Montreal

The Japanese case study team
Ayako Honda : Sophia University
Shinichiro Noda : National Center for Global Health and Medicine
Toyomitsu Tamura : National Center for Global Health and Medicine
Hiroko Baba : National Center for Global Health and Medicine
Haruka Kodoi : National Center for Global Health and Medicine

Organized by: The JST J-RAPID funded project “How public health, hospitals and health professionals have adapted, responded and transformed the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic (JPMJJR2011)”