Join us in Dar es Salaam as we celebrate the successes of the Health Partnership Scheme!

Over two days we will explore health partnerships and the challenges in working towards health system strengthening, with opportunities for learning, networking, and skills development.

The symposium will explore the successes, challenges and lessons learned in working in partnership to strengthen human resources for health. Through panels, discussions, micro-labs and reviews, we hope to identify synergies within and between partnerships and inform future health systems strengthening efforts.

This event will provide a platform for cross-partnership sharing, learning, and reflecting on work to improve human resources for health, with opportunities for networking and knowledge exchange both between Health Partnership Scheme (HPS) partners and within the wider global health community. On day two, there will be opportunities for health partners to  enhance their skills in resource mobilisation, financial management, and monitoring, evaluation and learning.

Applications to attend are now closed. Notifications of outcomes will begin 12th January. 

THET will be providing a number of bursaries for our partners in low– and middle–income countries (LMICs) to cover the costs of attendance, which can be applied concurrently with your event attendance application


Tentative Programme

28th February 2017: Partnerships and Health Systems Strengthening 

The first day of the Symposium will focus on the role that human resources for health play within health systems strengthening and how partnerships contribute to this. Bringing together members of the THET HPS community and external stakeholders from the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, expect plenaries from experts in the field, first-hand accounts of different approaches to partnerships, and discussions on how resilient partnerships respond to challenges or crises.

1st March 2017: Stronger Health Partnerships

The second day of the Symposium will be celebrating the success of the DFID-funded Health Partnership Scheme and emphasize sharing and learning amongst HPS health partners. There will be opportunities to enhance your networks and skills in resource mobilisation, financial management, and monitoring, evaluation, and learning. We will look to the future, exploring how health partnerships have sustained their project impact through various strategies and discussing the Health Partnership Scheme Evaluation with a focus on implications for future partnership work.


Symposium Delegate Application

We hope to be able to bring representatives from as many countries and healthcare focuses within the Health Partnership Scheme whilst ensuring Symposium sessions are as informative and useful as possible. With this in mind, and in consideration of our limited event budget, THET devised an application system for prospective Symposium Delegates, to allow us to strategically select delegates who comprise the broad range of projects, countries and partners within HPS.

Delegate applications have now closed.


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