The WHO Strategy on Health Policy and Systems Research, launched at the Second Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Beijing will be discussed at the forthcoming 133rd Executive Board just after the 66th World Health Assembly.
To support the WHO Strategy, the Pan American Health Organization has issued the following call for applications: Subsidies for strengthening health systems and policies research. Submission of applications until 15 June 2013.
Dr Sania Nishtar, Alliance HPSR Board member, was appointed as Federal Minister for Science and Technology of the Government of Pakistan on 2 April 2013.
Dr Nishtar is a very active and powerful figure in shaping health policy and catalyzing health reforms in Pakistan. She has a very powerful voice and credibility internationally as well, as a member of many Expert Working Groups and Task Forces of the WHO.
Dr Nishtar is an active member of the Alliance Board and has provided continuous strategic guidance to the Alliance on its core programmes of work to ensure that the Alliance’s work connects to and complements related health policy and systems research initiatives at both national and international levels.
Alliance Annual Report 2012
The Alliance HPSR is pleased to share its recently published Annual Report 2012: coming together as a community. The Report features the Alliance programmes and activities and highlights the achievements accomplished throughout 2012. The Report is structured around the Alliance's three main strategic objectives: the generation and synthesis of policy-relevant health systems knowledge; the promotion, dissemination and use of knowledge; and the strengthening of capacity.
Research for Universal Health Coverage
WHO has announced that the next World Health Report will focus on research for universal health coverage. The Report will be published in September 2013.
Universal health coverage is about ensuring that all people have access to services that promote good health, prevent illness, offer treatment and rehabilitation.