Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

The Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, co-sponsored by the Alliance, will be held 30 September – 3 October 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. The theme for this year will be on people-centred health systems: health systems that recognize that people are their central focus and resource, and that address responsiveness at population and patient levels as a central goal. The Symposium will convene researchers, policy and decision makers, advocates, and implementers from around the world to develop the field of health systems research.

Launch of Fourth Alliance Flagship Report on Medicines in Health Systems

On 3 October 2014 at the Global Symposium for Health Systems Research in Cape Town, South Africa, the Alliance will be launching its 4th Flagship Report on Medicines in Health Systems: Advancing access, affordability, and appropriate use.

Please see the flyer below for more details.

Improving Programme Implementation through Embedded Research

The Alliance and WHO EMRO are developing a country-focused programme to support the implementation of technical cooperation projects in the region. The objective of this initiative is to facilitate improvements in programme implementation through implementation research that is embedded within existing processes.

Deadline for proposal submission: 14th September 2014.

AHPSR-UNICEF Call for Decision-Maker Led Implementation Research

In January 2014 the Alliance, in collaboration with UNICEF, launched a research call on decision-maker led implementation research for maternal, newborn and child health. The purpose of the call was to generate new strategies and knowledge to enable the more effective implementation of existing programmes in low- and middle-income countries. Following an extensive selection process, 10 research teams were invited to attend a week-long intensive protocol development workshop in Montreux, Switzerland in August 2014.


Latest News

HSG TWG Medicines in Health Systems Webinar: Governance of informal medicine markets: Recent findings, future directions

15 September 2014 - With increasing global attention on antibiotic resistance, how can we ensure that regulation is plausible and takes informal healthcare markets into account? On 24 September, the HSG TWG Medicines in Health Systems and Private Sector in Health will host a webinar on Governance of informal medicine markets and will provide a preview of the upcoming Alliance Flagship Report. To participate in this webinar, please register at the link above.

Thematic Series: Advancing the Application of Systems Thinking in Health

12 September 2014 - Systems thinking is fundamental for strengthening the design, implementation and evaluation of health systems interventions, policies, and strategies. The objective of this Thematic Series, coordinated by the Alliance, is to support the shift from abstract concept to actual applications and experiences of systems thinking in health, particularly in LMICs.

Results from Recent Calls for Research

8 September 2014 - The Alliance is pleased to announce the results from two recent calls for implementation research: Taking Results-Based Financing from Scheme to System and Decision-Maker Led Implementation Research for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health.

Featured Video

Can systems tools deliver for the "science of delivery"?

How can we better understand the fluctuations and dynamic behaviours of health systems? How can we learn to anticipate unintended consequences to create more sustainable large-scale interventions? Dr Taghreed Adam (Alliance HPSR), recently participated in a “Can systems tools deliver for the science of delivery” event hosted by the DC Health Systems Board in Washington, DC. View the clip below to hear her speak about the importance of systems thinking.

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