Alliance 2013 Annual Report
The Alliance is pleased to share its newly published 2013 Annual Report:capacity strengthening at the heart of what we do. The Report highlights successes achieved and challenges faced in 2013. Numerous examples of capacity strengthening at the heart of the Alliance, conducted through its programmes operations and partners, are provided throughout the Report.
Consultation to inform the design of in-depth case studies on learning health systems and embedded research
The Alliance is developing a new programme of work with the aim of facilitating the embedding of knowledge generation and use into policy to support the learning capacity of health systems. To this end, a Consultation on learning health systems and embedded research, organised by the Alliance was held at the Wellcome Trust on 29 January in London. The objective of the consultation was to inform the design of in-depth case studies of embedded research and learning health systems . At the end of the meeting, the advisory group managed to develop a framework to guide the research as well as key questions to be addressed in the case studies. Stay tuned for more.
Call for Implementation Research
The Alliance, through the Implementation Research Platform, and in collaboration with UNICEF, is pleased to announce a call for implementation research focusing on maternal, newborn and child health. The Principal Investigator must be an individual from a low- or middle-income country directly or indirectly involved in the implementation of health interventions for maternal, newborn and child health. The proposed research should examine an implementation question that can be addressed through an existing health programme. Deadline for submission of letter of intent: 3 March 2014. The call is now closed. Successful applicants will be notified by 22 March 2014.
Alliance grantee awarded Rockefeller Foundation Bursary Award
Dr Asmat Ullah Malik, Alliance grantee, was awarded the Rockefeller Foundation Bursary Award for his Alliance-supported study that he presented at the Health Systems in Asia Conference held in Singapore in December 2013. This paper is one of the papers selected through the Call for Papers on Systems Thinking issued by the Alliance with a focus on “advancing methodologies and approaches for using systems thinking for equitable health systems strengthening in LMICs”.