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Competition winners

Did you know that two exciting competitions ran throughout the Symposium?
One was for poster presenters and the other for social media awards.

The poster competition was initiated to encourage authors to present their work at the highest quality possible; to enhance visibility of the posters; to allow presenters to get oral feedback on their efforts; and to encourage networking and interaction around each poster through the discussion between the presenter, the judges and other participants. Each poster was be scored by a pair of judges, based on the four following criteria: contribution of the poster to field of health policy and systems research; clarity of messages in poster and verbal presentation; adequacy of argument to justify messages; overall visual impression of poster. Three winning posters were identified for each day of the Symposium (in first, second and third places) and winners received a certificate and small prize.

First place: Nan Yaa Boadu, Prisca Oria, Melisa Martinez Alvarez
Second place: Adithya Pradyumna, Astou Colly, Joanna Raven
Third place: Alastair Agar, Yogesh Sabde, Gordon Shen

Social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn are central to engaging wider audiences in information sharing, debate, knowledge creation and collaborative action to achieve global health systems goals. Health Systems Global was the proud sponsor of the first Health Systems Social Media Awards to recognize and reward the individuals and organizations who best employ social media to communicate about health systems. Winners were as follows:
Best on Twitter: Valéry Ridde, Maryam Bigdeli
Young Leader: Erlyn Machelle Macarayan
People’s Choice: Foglabenchi Lily Haritu
Symposium Coverage: Tana Wuliji
Best on Facebook: Health Systems Research Initiative, India
Most Transparent: Management Sciences for Health
Civil Society: International Federation of Medical Students Associations
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Page updated: 3 November 2014