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. Stay tuned to our website throughout the Symposium for daily updates!

Launch of Alliance Flagship Report on Medicines in Health Systems

On 3 October 2014 at the Global Symposium on 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 visit the link below for launch details.

Launch of HPP Supplement on People-Centred Health Systems

The Alliance is proud to announce the launch of an Health Policy and Planning Supplement on The science and practice of people-centred health systems on 2 October at the Global Symposium for Health Systems Research. The Supplement is a unique collection of 11 studies that employ a range of methods to investigate different aspects of people-centred health systems, including the experiences of patients, health workers and the community, perceptions of policy-making and the social determinants of health.

Please visit the link below for launch details.

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.

Highlights

Latest News

Implementation Research and Delivery Science Mini-Conference Series and Consensus Statement

26 September 2014 - Following a series of three meetings organized by The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR), United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and World Bank, a consensus statement on a common platform for advancing Implementation Research and Delivery Science (IRDS) to improve health in low and middle income countries (LMICs) will be delivered at the Symposium in Cape Town on September 30, 2014 from 8:30-12:00pm in Room 1.44. For more information on these meetings and to view the consensus statement, visit our News and events page.

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.

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