Alliance's contribution to the programme reporting standards for sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

WHO/WPRO/Y Shimizu

14 September 2017 | WHO has developed new standards to strengthen reporting on information related to the design, context, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health programmes and research. The Programme reporting standards were developed by WHO's Departments of Reproductive Health and Research including HRP, and Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and in collaboration with the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research.

The Alliance releases Rapid Reviews to Strengthen Health Policy and Systems: A Practical Guide

14 September 2017 | The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research launched today a new publication titled Rapid Reviews to Strengthen Health Policy and Systems: A Practical Guide at the Global Evidence Summit in Cape Town.

Scaling up Mumbai's Maternal Health Referral System through Implementation Research

6 July 2017 | The Alliance together with the Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action, a non-profit organization supported implementation research to scale-up referral processes in Mumbai, India. This has helped to ensure that pregnant women attend up to 8 antenatal care visits as recommended by WHO to improve maternal and child health.

Launch of Learning Engaging and Advocating for Policy and Systems Research Forum

6 July 2017 | In an effort to coordinate and harmonize efforts across global actors working in health policy and systems research, a Learning Engaging and Advocating for Policy and Systems Research (LEAP) Forum was established. LEAP is an international network of organizations who have come together to coordinate efforts in generating and using policy and systems knowledge to share lessons learned and promote research that is embedded in health systems to enhance its use in decision-making.

Seminar - World Report on Health Policy and Systems Research

Dr Marie-Paule Kieny and Dr Abdul Ghaffar presenting the World Report on HPSR

19 June 2017 | The Health Systems and Innovation Cluster, WHO, organized a lunch time seminar on the World Report on Health Policy and Systems Research. Dr Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director-General of the Cluster, presented the Report and answered the questions raised by participants. Dr Abdul Ghaffar, Executive Director of the Alliance chaired the session. The Report describes the growth of the field, the funding trends over the past 20 years and the state of institutional capacity on LMICs. This Report was formerly launched at the Sida Headquarters in Stockholm on 25 April 2017.

News and events

  • 22 September 2017

    Request for Proposal on Primary Health Care Research- Deadline for Submission: 3 November 2017

    The Alliance is pleased to share a Request for Proposals for the development of reports on gaps in primary health care research and implementation in low- and middle-income countries. Reports generated will be integral products in the launching of the Primary Health Care Research Consortium in late 2018, a partnership between the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative and the Alliance with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

  • 5 September 2017

    Donor funding health policy and systems research in low- and middle-income countries: how much, from where and to whom

    The Alliance releases the first ever analysis of donor funding for Health Policy and Systems Research in low-and-middle income countries over the period 2000-2014 based on a systematic examination of donor reporting databases.

  • 2 August 2017

    Call for participants for health policy and systems research priorities ranking exercise

    Are you interested in the Sustainable Development Goals? How about the links between social protection and health systems, or how multi-sectoral collaboration can be strengthened?

  • 27 July 2017

    Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative

    The Alliance is one of the founding organizations of the Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative (GESI), a new consortium that aims to develop the capacity to produce and use research synthesis in LMICs.
    Watch the video below to find out more about GESI and how to join its network.

  • 6 July 2017

    Results Based Financing for Health Gains Momentum

    The Alliance’s research programme, Taking Results Based Financing (RBF) from Scheme to System continues to make waves. After well attended sessions at major conferences held last year, this year marked the culmination of this research with the release of a special issue titled, “Taking Results Based Financing from Scheme to System” published in the journal Health Systems and Reform.


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