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Objective 2: Monitoring (Update from Apr-May 2017)

From April 6-9, 2017, Beth Payne and Mark Ansermino attended the Consortium of Universities for Global Health symposium in Washington DC. This meeting was cohosted by John Hopkins University and Makerere University with a focus on implementation, leadership and sustainability in Global Health. Themes discussed at the conference included governance and political decision making, Human resources for health, old and new strategies for impacting infectious disease burdens, non-communicable diseases as a dominant issue in the future of global health efforts and issues around the intersection of planetary health, human health and environmental sustainability. It was a wide-reaching conference with regards to topic areas and provided an opportunity to connect with researchers focusing on broader social, political and environmental issues and their impact of sustainable implementation of health system improvements.

While there, Beth had the opportunity to present the PIERS on the Move app and the CLIP trial, on behalf of the PRE-EMPT initiative.

Other achievements for Objective 2 include resubmission of both the miniPIERS methods paper and the CIPHER risk prediction model paper after both were rejected from our first choice journals.