Abstracts can be submitted based on option 1 or option 2 submission guidelines

Author(s) can submit at most five (5) abstracts for presentation at the conference.


OPTION 1: Focus on original descriptive or analytic studies using quantitative or qualitative methods.Option 1 is most suited for scientific research

Authors are urged to follow the guidelines when developing and submitting their abstracts:

1. The abstract should not exceed 300 words.

2. Have a title, name(s) of author(s), author(s) affiliation, maximum five (5) key words and contacts (preferably email address) of the corresponding author.

3. Structured with introduction/background, aim/objective, methods, key findings, conclusion, and recommendation.

4. Should be in English.

5. Abstracts submitted before and presented at international conferences cannot be resubmitted. However, abstracts that have been submitted to other conference and not accepted can be submitted to the NHRC as long as they are in line with the conference theme and tracks.


OPTION 2: Describe best practices/innovative practices and policy issues in the general field of investing in health. Option 2 is most suited for presenting best practices, new knowledge or analyses that are important for understanding and responding to the investments in health for development and its future implications. It is suited for information that was gained through systematic forms of knowledge production/management, by means other than scientific research or evaluation. This process must include some evidence provided through some data obtained. Abstracts presented under the second option should contain concise statements of:

Background/Issues: a summary of the issue(s) addressed by the abstract, or a description of the problem being analysed or evaluated.

Description: a description of the intervention, project, experience, service and/or advocacy including the setting/location, design, affected population, data collection and methods of evaluation used.

Lessons learned: conclusions and implications of the intervention or project. Data that support the lessons learned and provide evidence must be included. A clear and succinct statement of its relevance to police change and intervention is essential.

Conclusion/Recommendations: possible next steps for implementation. Clearly state how the best practice/ intervention/study can influence policy and identify the priority health areas results can be useful.