Professor David Sanders, Emeritus Professor at the School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, and a key international collaborator and Chief Investigator on the Southgate Institute’s five year NHMRC funded Comprehensive Primary Health Care in Local Communities project, recently presented a poster produced by the Southgate Institute at the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Cape Town, South Africa, held 30 September to 3 October 2014. The poster synthesised the results of the NHMRC project, which is led from the Southgate Institute, as well as an international Teasdale-Corti program of research to which the Southgate Institute also contributed, to provide lessons for policy makers on the implementation of comprehensive primary health care, and for researchers on the evaluation of comprehensive primary health care. The poster highlighted that engaging managers and policy makers through critical reference groups, symposia, and direct involvement in the research was critical to the success of policy and practice relevant primary health care research. The synthesis of the two large studies indicated that there are factors, such as the need for supportive government policies and financing models, that are globally relevant to the successful implementation of comprehensive primary health care.
PDF of GSHSR Poster is available here