Established in 2016, the main objective of the CoE-SISU is to timely generate and embed knowledge related to healthcare practice. The Centre aims to bridge gaps to allow successful scaling up and implementation of interventions by focusing on testing different methodologies, generating evidence-based interventions and innovations, and translating them into standard protocols for policy-makers in Bangladesh. Research conducted at the Centre reviews potential evidence of successful interventions that can showcase the application of science of implementation for scaling-up. Guidelines and policy briefs are produced for policymakers on implementation of various health programmes and scale-up in Bangladesh. Advocacy efforts include the development of communication materials to showcase successfully implemented or scaled up programmes. Training and short courses are offered under the Centre on implementation research and, monitoring and evaluation to build capacity of development professionals, implementers, researchers and government officials.
SYNTHESIS AND TRANSLATION OF RESEARCH AND INNOVATIONS FROM POLIO ERADICATION (STRIPE)
Objective: A mixed method study for mapping knowledge content from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) and Packaging GPEI knowledge assets for a global health course and training materials on implementation science. The study substantially will disseminate GPEI-IS knowledge products, courses, IS clinics to different targeted audiences and will track impact of GPEI-IS knowledge product over time.
Timeline: April 2018 - December 2022
Donor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Partner: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
IMPLEMENTATION RESEARCH ON BIRTH AND DEATH REGISTRATION PROCESS IN BANGLADESH WITH A SPECIAL FOCUS ON THE KALIGANJ MODEL.
Objective: An implementation study to explore pressing implementation drivers and barriers of the birth and death registration system in Bangladesh and identify potential solutions to overcome the barriers, especially focusing on the Kaliganj model, to ensure universal birth and death registration within 45 days of the event.
Timeline: May 2019 - October 2019
Donor and Partner: UNICEF Bangladesh.
THE ETHICS OF HEALTH POLICY EXPERIMENTS: A GLOBAL FRAMEWORK FOR DESIGN AND OVERSIGHT
Objective: The project was to test and refine ‘Deliberative Interviews,’ a cognitive qualitative interview technique based on deliberation to determine its applicability in designing a framework that examines ethical aspects of health policy experiments. The project assessed if deliberative interviews are socially and culturally acceptable in the four study countries and identify if a higher knowledge level on health issues can be reached by using the deliberative interview style, which takes into account major, widely-known aspects of a particular health theme and had both interviewer and interviewee engage actively in the interview.
Timeline: October 2017 - December 2020
Donor: Wellcome Trust, UK and University of Heidelberg, Germany.
Partners: University of Heidelberg, Germany; Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; School of Public Health and Social Sciences, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Tanzania.