Alliance 20th Anniversary!

Lennart Båge, Acting Director-General, Sida, opening the meeting

8 May 2017 | From 25 to 26 April 2017, more than 50 health experts, donors, researchers and policy-makers gathered in Stockholm, Sweden to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the inception of the Alliance. The meeting was hosted by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank.

Launch of the World Report on Health Policy and Systems Research

25 April 2017 | The World Report on Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR), was launched at a meeting organized to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the inception of the Alliance. The meeting was co-hosted by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and was co-sponsored by the WHO and the World Bank. The report provides insight into how the multidisciplinary and systems approach used in HPSR can help countries advance the SDG agenda.

Results-Based Financing Research

19 April 2017 | The Alliance is pleased to announce the publication of a Special Issue: "Taking Results-Based Financing from Scheme to System" in the Journal Health Systems and Reform. The issue consisting of eight journal articles is largely based on the Alliance research programme that sought to examine how Results-Based Financing (RBF) pilot projects have been integrated into national health systems in 11 countries. The research findings presented in this issue serve to reinforce the need for RBF schemes that consider the broader health system.

Bringing policy-makers views to the HPSR community

13 April 2017 | Recognising that policy-makers, are the main funders, beneficiaries and users of the knowledge generated through HPSR, the Alliance works to connects them with researchers. The Health Policy Leadership Initiative was established in 2016 to increase the demand for and use of health systems research evidence by policy-makers to strengthen health systems.

Winners of the first-ever Alliance essay competition

13 April 2017 | The Alliance is pleased to announce the winners of it’s first-ever essay competition on the future of health policy and systems research. In total 84 submissions were received. The winning paper will be presented as a background paper to stimulate discussions of a high-level conference on “Health policy and systems research: 20 years on,” in Stockholm, Sweden from 25-26 April 2017.

News and events

  • 19 May 2017

    Mentoring programme for LMIC students in health policy analysis - Deadline for application: 30 June 2017

    The Alliance is pleased to announce its support to and participation in a mentorship programme to build research capacity in the area of health policy analysis in low- and middle-income countries, including through in person workshops, distance support and the provision of a bursary.

  • 19 May 2017

    University of Western Cape School of Public Health - Winter school 2017

    The University of the Western Cape School of Public Health presents the 39th short-course school. These courses expose health and health-related workers to the latest thinking in public health and enable them to discuss and exchange ideas on improved planning and implementation of primary health care in the changing environment of the developing world.

  • 15 May 2017

    Online thematic discussion: "Systematic reviews – the challenge of using their findings in low- and middle-income countries"

    On 15 May, Healthcare Information for All (HIFA), will commence a 6-week thematic discussion on Systematic Reviews.
    To find out more and participate in the discussion click here.

  • 3 May 2017

    Newly published Journal Supplement on Embedded Research

    The recently published special series of the Pan American Journal of Public Health presents the rationale that underpins the embedded research initiative and the findings of 10 of the iPIER projects conducted within various health system settings.

  • 12 – 23 June 2017

    Health Systems Summer Institute

    An Alliance partner, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will be hosting a short course for early- and mid-career public health professionals.


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