Development of participant recruitment strategy in the project “How to improve health and access to health care of migrants without medical coverage in Montreal” – the case of the Chinese community.

This thesis was written by Ke Zhou as part of his Master’s Degree in Public Health at the École des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique (EHESP) in Rennes, France, carried out between 2014 and 2016. This report comes from his Development and implementation of recruitment strategies with hard-to-reach communities, conducted under the tutelage of Valéry Ridde at the Institute of Public Health Research at the University of Montreal (IRSPUM), as part of the research project on access to healthcare for migrants without medical insurance in Montreal.


Best poster at HSR 2016 for Esther McSween-Cadieux.

Congratulations to Esther McSween-Cadieux on receiving the best poster on the theme of “New Partnerships and Collaborations for Health Systems Research and Development” at the HSR 2016 Symposium, held November 14-18 in Vancouver, . A total of 16 prizes were awarded for nearly 500 posters presented at the conference. The complete list of posters is available here. The poster focuses on the evaluation of a deliberative dialogue on road safety in Burkina Faso, and can be downloaded below.


Application and challenges to the use of mixed methods in health systems research.


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Last Wednesday, November 16, Valéry Ridde and her colleagues Manuela De Allegri, Quan Nha Hong, Anne-Marie Turcotte-Tremblay and Nicolas Ortiz Ruis organized a session on mixed methods at HSR 2016 (Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research), which took place in Vancouver throughout the whole week. The session, entitled “Application and challenges to the use of mixed methods in health systems research” was presented under the theme “Future learning and evaluation approaches for health system development”.

Through a mix of presentations and active group participatory approaches, this session aimed at identifying experiences, challenges, and solutions related to the application of mixed methods protocols in health systems research across a variety of settings in high, low and middle income countries.

With more than 60 participants, this session was a success, and the presentations made during this session are presented below, at the request of the participants.


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For references, you can refer to our wikitools here (or here in its french version), as well as the ARPH paper: Pierre Pluye & Quan Nha Hong (2014). Combining the power of stories and the power of numbers: Mixed Methods Research and Mixed Studies Reviews. Annual Review of Public Health, 35:29-45. A webinar on mixed-methods published online by the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology is also available here.

It can be downloaded free of charge here. Please note that this URL is for your own personal use: “Any further/multiple distribution, publication, or commercial usage of this copyrighted material requires submission of a permission request addressed to the Copyright Clearance Center“.  The review was submitted to Systematic Reviews (open access journal) but is not published yet.






Comparison of registered and published intervention fidelity assessment in cluster randomised trials of public health interventions in low- and middle-income countries: systematic review protocol

This article published on October 19, 2016 in the BMC Systematic Reviews Journal, was co-written by Myriam Cielo Pérez, Nanor Minoyan, Valéry Ridde, Marie-Pierre Sylvestre and Mira Johri (corresponding author: ac.la1582278292ertno1582278292mu@ir1582278292hoj.a1582278292rim1582278292). The article is a systematic review protocol for the Comparison of registered and published intervention fidelity assessment in cluster randomised trials of public health interventions in low- and middle-income countries(more…)

Protocol for a systematic review on the effect of demand generation interventions on uptake and use of modern contraceptives in LMIC

This article was published in Systematic Reviews in September 2015. The authors of this systematic review, Loubna Belaid, Alexandre Dumont, Nils Chaillet, Vincent De Brouwere, Amel Zertal, Sennen Hounton and Valéry Ridde, seek to assess the impact of demand generation interventions as a strategy to improve uptake and use of contraception in low- and middle-income countries. The entire article is available to download after its abstract hereunder.