Health Systems Research News and Events
This page includes HPSR-specific news and events convened either by the Alliance or by Alliance partners and links to Alliance Newsletters.
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Note: The Alliance Secretariat maintains the discretion to include or not include announcements. Only HPSR-relevant announcements will be considered.
Policy-relevant WHO documents featured on Health Systems Evidence web site
Health Systems Evidence has expanded its role as the most comprehensive free access point for evidence on strengthening and reforming health systems with the addition of a new portal that includes World Health Organization documents that address health systems. New design elements and search functions to improve overall navigation of the site and increase the ways in which policy-makers, stakeholders and researchers from around the world can search for the evidence they need, have also been added.
Job vacancy: Implementation Science/Knowledge Translation Specialist
Closing date: 10 May 2013
Population Services International (PSI) anticipates being awarded a multi-year implementation science and operations research project with the overall goal to improve access to and quality of family planning and reproductive health service delivery through implementation science and operations research. To this end, PSI is looking for a knowledge translation specialist who will provide leadership in the translation of research outputs to practice and policy.
Applications should be made online via the PSI Career Portal.
iHEA 9th World Congress: Celebrating Health Economics, Sydney, 7-10 July 2013
The 9th World Congress of the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) will take place in Sydney from 7 to 10 July 2013. The theme is Celebrating Health Economics. A draft schedule is available here.
Dhaka Colloquim on Systematic Reviews - 10 to 14 December 2012
The Dhaka Colloquium on Systematic reviews in international development brought together 130 leading researchers and policy-makers from 31 countries. Questions relating to methodology and use of systematic reviews were addressed.
The conference was hosted by BRAC University, in association with the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and the ICDDR-B, under the auspices of the Campbell Collaboration and the International Development Coordinating Group.
Second Global Symposium on Health Systems Research - 31 October to 3 November 2012 - Beijing, China
Access to Medicines – Priority-setting for a health policy and systems research agenda - Global Stakeholders Meeting, Bangkok, Thailand, 6 to 8 March 2012
A group of academic experts, donors, policy-makers, and NGOs convened in Bangkok to discuss, debate and come to a consensus on translation of policy concerns into research questions.
Results from this meeting will be updated on the Alliance's web site to provide the global public health community with information on the priority policy concerns in Access to Medicines (ATM) through a health policy and systems research framework.
This meeting will be followed by a call for proposals to address the research gaps in the priority areas in the Access to Medicines Project.
The Alliance at ICIUM, Antalya, 14-18 November 2011
World Conference on Social Determinants of Health, 19-21 October 2011
Alliance Technical Officer, Kent Ranson helped the Department of Ethics, Equity, Trade and Human Rights to organize the World Conference on Social Determinants of Health on 19-21 October 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
One of the central themes of the Conference was the role of the health sector, including public health programmes, in reducing health inequities. The conference brought together over 1000 participants representing 125 Member States. The event was attended among others by Michel Temer, Vice President of Brazil and Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General. On 21 October, 2011 participating Member States adopted the Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health.
Taghreed Adam, Alliance staff, visited Karolinksa Institutet
Taghreed Adam visited the Karolinksa Institutet to give a lecture on systems thinking for health systems strengthening to master's students in the Health Economics, Policy and Management programme.