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PSMG: Lisa Hirschhorn

How Rwanda succeeded: Using implementation science to understand the success in reducing under-5 mortality between 2000 and 2015

Lisa Hirschhorn, M.D., MPH
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Understanding how some low and middle income countries have been more successful in dropping mortality in children under5 is a high priority as the global community works to continue in work to achieve effective universal health coverage and the new Sustainable Development Goals. Rwanda has been a leader in this area, yet how they achieved a remarkable decline despite having to rebuild their health system starting in the 2003. We will present the process to develop and apply an Implementation science framework and methods to understand the implementation strategies to expand evidence based interventions know to reduce under-5 mortality and results in developing transferable knowledge

Earlier Event: January 8
PSMG: Mariel Finucane
Later Event: January 22
PSMG: Gregory E. Simon