The COHESION team meets in Mozambique. Three members of the Swiss team (Dr. David Beran, Dr. Claire Somerville and Mrs. Sarah Lachat) join the Mozambique team this week at Eduardo Mondlane University.
Policy Analysis and gender are at the top of the agenda, but the team will not miss the opportunity to advance the community and health system assessments and reporting.
The team is grateful to be able to profit from face to face time in the country.
One of the main research outputs of COHESION consists of an analysis of global and national policies related to non-communicable (NCDs) and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The partners in Switzerland conducted the global policy analysis, whereas national policy analyses are in progress in Mozambique, Nepal, and Peru.
The COHESION team in Peru met on January 23rd to review the preliminary findings of their national policy analysis. Interesting perspectives were raised in relation to the Peruvian policy agenda, methodological considerations were shared and lessons learned were expressed that will be shared with the partner countries. In addition, participants spoke about potential activities that will follow once the analysis is finalized, including publications and dissemination of findings to national stakeholders.
On 14 November 2016, five members of the larger Global Policy Analysis team met in Geneva. Led by Dr. Claire Somerville (The Graduate Institute), and following Shiffman’s Political Priority framework, the team identified preliminary themes across NTD and NCD documents and resolutions in the actors and actor power, ideas, political contexts, and issue characteristics. Very interesting findings so far.
More to come from both the global and national policy analysis teams soon.