Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

The Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, co-sponsored by the Alliance, will be held 30 September – 3 October 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. The theme for this year will be on people-centred health systems: health systems that recognize that people are their central focus and resource, and that address responsiveness at population and patient levels as a central goal. The Symposium will convene researchers, policy and decision makers, advocates, and implementers from around the world to develop the field of health systems research.

Improving Programme Implementation through Embedded Research in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean and the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR) are developing a country-focused programme to support the implementation of technical cooperation projects in the Region. The objective of this initiative is to facilitate improvements in programme implementation through implementation research that is embedded within existing processes in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. These are country-focused proposals and are not conventional ‘research studies’. The funds might be used to cover the costs of some researchers’ time or data collection activities, but it should not be used to pay for additional staff within the programme.

Deadline for proposal submission: 14th September 2014.

Call for Research Projects

The Alliance, in collaboration with the WHO Department of Service Delivery and Safety (SDS), Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Rockefeller Foundation, is launching a new research program focused on the role of non-state providers in strengthening health systems towards the achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

Deadline for proposal submission: 5th August 2014

Consultation to inform the design of in-depth case studies on learning health systems and embedded research

Advisory group, Consultation on learning healh systems and embedded research, London, January 2014

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.

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Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

The Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, co-sponsored by the Alliance, will be held 30 September – 3 October 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. The theme for this year will be on people-centred health systems: health systems that recognize that people are their central focus and resource, and that address responsiveness at population and patient levels as a central goal. The Symposium will convene researchers, policy and decision makers, advocates, and implementers from around the world to develop the field of health systems research.


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Can systems tools deliver for the "science of delivery"?

How can we better understand the fluctuations and dynamic behaviours of health systems? How can we learn to anticipate unintended consequences to create more sustainable large-scale interventions? Dr Taghreed Adam (Alliance HPSR), recently participated in a “Can systems tools deliver for the science of delivery” event hosted by the DC Health Systems Board in Washington, DC. View the clip below to hear her speak about the importance of systems thinking.

Our Partners: Health Systems Global (HSG)

Professor Irene Agyepong, former Chair of the AHPSR Scientific and Technical Advisory Commitee (STAC), talks about the newly-launched Health Systems Global the first international membership organization fully dedicated to promoting HSR and knowledge translation.

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