GACD Implementation Science Masterclass 2022 – Week 4

WEEK 4 (23-27 May 2022)

Context and strategies for scale up

Learning objectives

After completing Week 4, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the role of, and different approaches to assessing, context in implementing health interventions at scale.
  • Describe different strategies for implementing health interventions at scale and adapt strategies based on context.

Self-guided preparatory work

4A. Context for interventions at scale

Dike Ojji

4B. Strategies for scaling up and out

Lisa Hirschhorn

4C. Case study: Strategies for scale up in South East Asia

Tilahun Haregu

4D. A systems approach to upscaling NCD programmes – reflections so far

Anusha Ramani Chander

Week 4 live plenary sessions

  • Date and time: Tuesday 24 May 2022, 12:00 to 14:00 UTC
  • Week 3 host: Lisa Hirschhorn
  • Zoom link: TBC

Chicago, USABuenos Aires, ArgentinaLondon, UKNairobi, KenyaNew Delhi, IndiaMelbourne, Australia
Tuesday 24 May 2022Tuesday 24 May 2022Tuesday 24 May 2022Tuesday 24 May 2022Tuesday 24 May 2022Tuesday 24 May 2022
07:00 CDT (UTC -5)09:00 ART (UTC-3)13:00 BST (UTC +1)15:00 EAT (UTC +3)17:30 IST (UTC +5.5)22:00 AEST (UTC +10)

Reminder: Timings are given in UTC (Universal Coordinated Time). We strongly advise you to double check your local time via

Week 4 group session

Date and time: Thursday 26 May 2022, variable times

  • Group A: 07:00 UTC | Asia and Western Pacific | Zoom link
  • Group B: 13:00 UTC | Europe and Africa | Zoom link
  • Group C: 23:00 UTC | The Americas | Zoom link

Teams should prepare their final presentation, as per the guidance provided and based on their learning over the past four weeks (deadline: Week 5 plenary session)

  • The interaction between implementation research and scale up
  • Scaling up versus scaling out
  • Ethical considerations
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Theories, models, and frameworks
  • Context and strategies
  • Each team should be ready to present their developed project concept during the Week 5 plenary session.

Reminder of the team presentation guidance

During the Week 5 plenary session, each team will:

  • Present their developed project concept (five minutes).
  • Take questions, comments, and initial feedback from the audience (two minutes).
  • Guidance for the presentation:
  • Five minutes in duration.
  • Both members of the team should participate in delivering the presentation.
  • Five slides maximum.
  • Teams do not have to submit accompanying slides in advance.

The audience will be asked to complete a short peer review evaluation regarding the project concept presentation. This feedback will be shared with teams as soon as possible after the Masterclass.

The peer review form will ask about:

  • One strength
  • One area to work on
  • Communication and delivery
  • Your bottom line: should this project concept be taken forward?
  • Your justification
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