IIHS Annual Academic Sessions 2018: Research Forum
“New Dimension in Health: Creating a Sustainable Healthcare Safety Net for All”
International Institute of Health Sciences, Sri Lanka will be organizing its 13th BioInquirer – Annual Academic Sessions and Workshop on 18th and 19th of November 2019.
This year the theme for the Annual Academic Sessions is “New Dimension in Health: Creating a Sustainable Healthcare Safety Net for All”. Healthcare Safety Net (HSN) is defined as those providers that organize and deliver a significant level of healthcare and other related services to uninsured, underinsured, and other vulnerable populations, due to their financial circumstances, insurance status, or health condition. HSN has to be sustainable by achieving high-quality care delivery and improved public health without exhausting natural resources or causing severe ecological damage. This being a new approach to healthcare, considering spiritual and financial factors in addition to the previously considered physical, emotional and social factors, makes it a new dimension of health. In a nutshell, it is our responsibility to ensure that all people have access to needed promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health services, of sufficient quality to be effective, while also ensuring that people do not suffer financial hardship when paying for these services.
As a lower-middle income country, it is essential for Sri Lanka to ensure that a sustainable HSN is available for its people. As a training organization of international level health professionals, it is important to expose the global issues around HSN to the young health scientists who are to serve across many continents. Therefore, the IIHS Academic Sessions for 2018 will also be based on this important global initiative.
The below given subthemes of our conference will cover the factors to be ensured for a sustainable HSN for a community or country.
- Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages
- Universal Health Coverage – Locally and Regionally
- Ensuring healthy work force to provide quality patient care
- Communicable and non-communicable diseases
- Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
- Provision of Universal Quality Education
- Accessible and affordable education
- Usage of ICT practices for better health outcome
- Reduce inequality within and among countries
- Providing safe and peaceful environment
- Providing social Justice for marginalized population
- Policies and administration concerns surrounding existing health care services.
- Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
- Building capacity between organizations for sustainable Health and Education outcomes
- Usage of technology to between partnerships to enhance health outcomes
- Funding models for health services
The conference will be followed by a workshop on 19th November 2018 under the title “Global Research Practices” in which sessions will be conducted on Contemporary Research and current challenges faced by researches.