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Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

30 September-3 October, Cape Town, South Africa

The Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, co-hosted by Health Systems Global, the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Rsearch, the universities of Cape Town, Western Cape, and Stellenbosch, the Medical Research Council and the Health Systems Trust, 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.

"Through the various satellite, plenary, parallel and poster sessions, the Symposium programme addresses three main questions: how can communities be empowered to hold governance structures to account; what are the structural challenges and opportunities of providing responsive heatlh systems; and how can we foster collaborations and build future health policy and systems research capacity in order to ensure health improvement for all globally" - Professor Lucy Gilson, Co-chair, South Africa Local Organizing Consortium

The Symposium will convene researchers, policy-makers, funders, implementers and other stakeholders, from over 90 counries in all world regions, who will share best practices on how to make health systems more responsive to the needs of individuals, families and communities.

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