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.
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.
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.
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.
The Alliance is seeking your assistance in identifying innovations implemented in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka over the past decade (2005-15) which you believe have contributed to improved access to quality care for mothers and children.
The Report of the Expert Consultation on Primary Care Systems Profiles & Performance (PRIMASYS) is now available. The Report details recommendations from the July consultation, which will be used to inform the design and implementation of 20 case studies that will be undertaken as part of the PRIMASYS project.
In November 2016, health system researchers, policy-makers, funders, implementers, civil society and other stakeholders from relevant national and regional associations and professional associations will gather in Vancouver, Canada for the biennial Global Symposium on Health Systems Research.
The Alliance highlighted the role of health systems research in scaling-up life-saving interventions at a session on Postnatal Care: Reaching Newborn Infants and Mothers with Preventative and Curative Care at the first Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference, held 18-21 October in Mexico City.
Reducing deaths in Pakistan due to diarrhoea and pneumonia through training and mentoring of female health workers
Project NIGRAAN, an Alliance-funded implementation research project that aims to reduce deaths due to diarrhoea and pneumonia in Sindh, Pakistan, has been featured in the October 2015 issue of Scientia.