Report on Effective Leadership in Health: Call for Nominations

16 November 2015 | Ensuring the high performance of health systems requires effective leadership at all levels. Despite the growing recognition of its importance in health, there is limited evidence on what constitutes effective leadership, and the systems, structures and institutional mechanisms that are required to support its development.

Alliance Board Meeting: Charting the course for HPSR post-2015

Alliance Board Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland (5-6 October 2015)

15 October 2015 | The Alliance Board meeting, held 5-6 October in Geneva, marked a critical turning point for the Alliance with the departure of long-time Board member and Chair, Dr John-Arne Røttingen and the presentation of the new Strategic Plan (2016-2020) for consideration and approval.

A first glance at the findings from an Alliance-led study on fund flows for HPSR at Forum 2015


24 September 2015 | Results from a first-ever study of fund flows for health policy and systems research (HPSR) to low- and-middle income countries was presented by the Alliance at the Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health (Forum 2015) held this year in Manila, Philippines.

Decision-maker led implementation research to improve the performance of immunization programmes

Decision-maker led implementation research protocol development workshop, Montreux, Switzerland (17-21 August 2015)

4 September 2015 | Using implementation research to understand systems failures that create barriers to implementation was the key issue addressed in the protocol development workshop held 17-21 August in Montreux, Switzerland. The workshop, organized by the Alliance in collaboration with UNICEF with funding from GAVI, follows a call for research launched in February.

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