Advancing the field of health systems research synthesis

30 November 2015 | Ensuring high-quality information is available to inform policy-making remains a challenge in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Addressing this requires different strategies of generating, gathering and synthesizing health systems research (HSR). HSR synthesis – encompassing methods of gathering and synthesizing the results of multiple studies – is one such approach to informing policy-making aimed at improving health systems performance.

Report on Effective Leadership in Health: Call for Nominations

16 November 2015 | Ensuring the high performance of health systems requires effective leadership at all levels. Despite the growing recognition of its importance in health, there is limited evidence on what constitutes effective leadership, and the systems, structures and institutional mechanisms that are required to support its development.

Alliance Board Meeting: Charting the course for HPSR post-2015

Alliance Board Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland (5-6 October 2015)

15 October 2015 | The Alliance Board meeting, held 5-6 October in Geneva, marked a critical turning point for the Alliance with the departure of long-time Board member and Chair, Dr John-Arne Røttingen and the presentation of the new Strategic Plan (2016-2020) for consideration and approval.

A first glance at the findings from an Alliance-led study on fund flows for HPSR at Forum 2015


24 September 2015 | Results from a first-ever study of fund flows for health policy and systems research (HPSR) to low- and-middle income countries was presented by the Alliance at the Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health (Forum 2015) held this year in Manila, Philippines.

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Health policy and systems research (HPSR) is an interdisciplinary field that seeks to understand and improve how societies organize themselves in achieving collective health goals, and how different actors interact in the policy and implementation processes to contribute to policy outcomes.

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