Vancouver statement: closing remarks from the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

Large sized text HSR2016 displayed at the foyer of the Vancouver Convention Centre. The Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research on the theme of ‘Resilient and responsive health systems for a changing world closed with  the Vancouver Statement focusing on several actions to improve health systems’.
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28 November 2016 | From 14-18 November 2016, 2 062 delegates from 101 countries assembled in Vancouver, Canada, for the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research on the theme of ‘Resilient and responsive health systems for a changing world’.

Participatory Leadership Report launched at the Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

17 November 2016 | The Alliance launched its Flagship Report "Open Mindsets: Participatory Leadership for Health" at the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, along with a special issue on “Effective Leadership for Health Systems” in the Health Systems & Reform Journal. Dr Abdul Ghaffar, Executive Director of the Alliance said, “As we advance into the Sustainable Development Goals era, it becomes increasingly clear that traditional individualistic and hierarchical leadership approaches are out of date and ineffectual."

Winners of the first-ever societal awards in HPSR announced!

17 November 2016 |The Alliance and Health Systems Global jointly announced the winners of the first-ever Awards in the field of health policy and systems research on 17 November 2016 during the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research.

Beyond the Clinic: A Health Systems Approach for Strengthening Primary Care Services

11 October 2016 | As Governments strive to progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including Universal Health Coverage (UHC), concerted efforts are being made to strengthen primary care services so that people have access to quality preventive and curative care. The Alliance has published five case studies, among a set of 20 on primary health care systems in low-and middle-income countries. These case studies will guide decision-making on where the entry points are to strengthen primary health care services more effectively.

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