28 November 2016 | From 14-18 November 2016, 2 062 delegates from 101 countries assembled in Vancouver, Canada, for the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research on the theme of ‘Resilient and responsive health systems for a changing world’.
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Goals era, it becomes increasingly clear that traditional individualistic and hierarchical leadership approaches are out of date and ineffectual."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
11 October 2016 | As Governments strive to progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including Universal Health Coverage (UHC), concerted efforts are being made to strengthen primary care services so that people have access to quality preventive and curative care. The Alliance has published five case studies, among a set of 20 on primary health care systems in low-and middle-income countries. These case studies will guide decision-making on where the entry points are to strengthen primary health care services more effectively.
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.
Implementation Research Programme - Strengthening and scaling up India's Village Health, Sanitation and Nutrition Committees
The Alliance has, since 2013, supported the Strengthening Village Health Committees for Intensified Community Engagement at Scale in Two States of India ( VOICES study). This study seeks to strengthen community participation in public health issues at the village level by analysing existent gaps and developing feasible mechanisms to enable this by working with relevant stakeholders within the system. A policy-maker associated with the project reflects on the project’s experiences.