RIPSEC Consortium: Strengthening the South-South and South-North partnership Collaboration agreements between ENSP Rabat – ESP UNILU and ENSP Rabat – CCSC-NGO

In order to strengthen the partnership within the RIPSEC consortium, between the RABAT ENSP, ESP UNILU and the Health Knowledge Center in DR Congo, the RIPSEC program organized two successive workshops at the ENSP Rabat from 17 to 27 March 2019.These sessions focused on two themes: the contextualization of evidence for Health policies Informed by evidence and the sharing of experiences on the organization of Local Health Systems (HLS).

The opening ceremony was chaired by the Director of the Morocco National School of Public Health. He welcomed the participants and focused these workshops as part of the strengthening of the SOUTH -SOUTH and SOUTH-NORTH partnerships, in favor of health systems in the vision of universal health coverage as recalled by the Astana Declaration on primary health care.

The RIPSEC National Secretary (Prof. Albert Mwembo Tambwe) and the Promoter of Rabat RIPSEC ENSP (Dr. Zakaria Belhirti) successively presented the genesis, the consortium, the objectives, as well as the products and results obtained so far to several experts from Morocco, very interested in the RIPSEC Program. The involvement of IMT Antwerp and ENSP Rabat was underlined. The funder and the European Union were highlighted for having allowed the establishment of such a SUD-SOUTH and SOUTH-NORTH collaboration in health.

SOUTH-SOUTH and NORTH collaboration in health: presentation of the RIPSEC Program
SOUTH-SOUTH and NORTH collaboration in health: presentation of the RIPSEC Program

Two formal inter institutional collaboration agreements between ENSP-Rabat and ESP-UNILU and between ENSP-Rabat and CCSC-NGO have been signed.

The signing of the agreement between the National School of Public Health and the Lubumbashi School of Public Health took place on March 17, 2019 by the ENSP-Rabat Director, Prof. Abdelmounim BELALIA, and ESP UNILU Director, Prof Malonga Kaj Francoise. This collaboration covers several areas including training, research and expertise. Then, online training and face-to-face training with mobility of teachers, learners, specialists, co supervision of dissertations and theses and co formulation of projects in the public health. Field…

SOUTH-SOUTH and NORTH collaboration in health: signature of the agreement between ENSP-Rabat and ESP UNILU
SOUTH-SOUTH and NORTH collaboration in health: signature of the agreement between ENSP-Rabat and ESP UNILU
SOUTH-SOUTH and NORTH collaboration in health: Handshake between the two Directors after the signing of the agreement
SOUTH-SOUTH and NORTH collaboration in health: Handshake between the two Directors after the signing of the agreement

The framework agreement between the CCSC-NGO and the ENSP-Rabat was signed on March 26, 2019 by the ENSP-Rabat Director, Prof. Abdelmounim BELALIA, and the Director of the CCSC-NGO, the Prof. Faustin CHENGE. It is intended to develop cooperation between the two institutions, including projects for training, research and exchanges of experts and researchers, with a focus on the production, analysis and synthesis of evidence and its use in support of decision-making by health authorities in their respective countries.

SOUTH-SOUTH and NORTH collaboration in health: Signing of the agreement between the ENSP-Rabat and the CCSC-asbl
SOUTH-SOUTH and NORTH collaboration in health: Signing of the agreement between the ENSP-Rabat and the CCSC-asbl
SOUTH-SOUTH and NORTH collaboration in health: Signing of the agreement between the ENSP-Rabat and the CCSC-asbl
SOUTH-SOUTH and NORTH collaboration in health: Signing of the agreement between the ENSP-Rabat and the CCSC-asbl

Under the guidance of the facilitators, six policy brief projects were developed by the participants during the contextualization training of scientific evidences.

The exchange of experience on Local Health Systems (HLS) between Morocco, Belgium, Mauritania and the Democratic Republic took place from 25 to 27 March 2019 at ENSP Rabat. Professor Bart CRIEL from IMT made an inaugural Video Conference on Primary Health Care 40 years after Alma Ata. It has emerged that all health systems face different challenges. Piloting, service providers accountability and health providers  supervision are important in the management of health systems. The demonstration approach of testing tools before scaling them up has been well understood. Finally, in Casablanca, participants had to visit two pilot health centers that implement family and community medicine and where doctors and nurses work in pairs.

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