16 December 2016 | The Alliance welcomed the outcomes of the recent Symposium on Health Policy and Systems Research, which was attended by more than 2 000 delegates from over 100 countries. The symposium closed with the issuing of the Vancouver Statement, which was read by the Chair of Health Systems Global, Dr Kabir Sheikh. The Statement identified several key actions that need to be taken by researchers, donors and policy-makers.
16 December 2016 |The Alliance supported the participation of more than 20 policy makers from 18 countries to partake in the Fourth Global Symposium in Vancouver. "Oftentimes, knowing what works is not enough. It comes down to how it is operationalised in a country. This is why the Alliance is connecting researchers and policy makers to sit at the same table to find out how best to strengthen health policies and programme implementation," explains, Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, Executive Director, Dr Abdul Ghaffar.
16 December 2016 | On 29 November 2016, Nigeria gave birth to the first Society for Health Policy Research and Knowledge Translation at Abakaliki in Nigeria. Founding President of the Society, Dr Jesse Uneke said, “The launch of this Society represents nearly 8 years of advocating and building the field of health policy and systems."
17 November 2016 | The Alliance launched its Flagship Report "Open Mindsets: Participatory Leadership for Health" at the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, along with a special issue on “Effective Leadership for Health Systems” in the Health Systems & Reform Journal. Dr Abdul Ghaffar, Executive Director of the Alliance said, “As we advance into the Sustainable Development Goals era, it becomes increasingly clear that traditional individualistic and hierarchical leadership approaches are out of date and ineffectual."
- Download the Participatory Leadership for Health Report
- Press Release - Participatory Leadership
- Watch the video: effective leadership for health systems with Abdul Ghaffar
The Alliance provides grants to research institutions in low and middle-income countries to undertake health policy and systems. In this section, a previous and/or existing Grantee shares their experience. Karen Daniels a specialist scientist, shares her experience with the Alliance
From 21-25 November 2016, 20 public health experts met in Bellagio, Italy to develop a way forward to assist countries strengthen public health practice as a way to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Call for peer-reviewed articles for inclusion in the Health Policy and Systems Research Reader on Human Resources for Health (HRH)
It is now widely acknowledged that health workers' roles and practices; their identities and motivation; their training, support and deployment are at the centre of successes and failures of health interventions and health system functioning.
The Alliance and Health Systems Global jointly announced the winners of the first-ever Awards in the field of Health Policy and Systems Research on 17 November 2016, during the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research. The Awards are aimed at recognizing the contributions of researchers and policy-makers to the field of health policy and systems research and to evidence-based policy making in health.