Systems Thinking for Health Systems Strengthening


Call for Papers: "Advancing knowledge and practice for using systems thinking for equitable health systems strengthening in LMICs"

In order to continue responding to the demand for more practical knowledge on applying Systems Thinking concepts in health systems research and practice, the Alliance, jointly with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), issued a Call for Papers in March 2012, with the theme of “Advancing knowledge and practice for using systems thinking for equitable health systems strengthening in LMICs”. The resulting papers will contribute to a new peer-reviewed journal supplement on systems thinking to be published in 2014.

The overall objective of this new Supplement is to share methodological developments, approaches, tools or explorations to support applications of systems thinking in addressing health systems issues in LMICs as well as approaches to incorporate the associated learning in the policy-making process. It seeks to take the knowledge developed through the first Supplement a step further, by broadening the scope and providing more practical examples of application of systems thinking methodologies in order to promote the use of tools for better understanding and strengthening health systems.

Thirteen teams have been selected, ten of whom are from institutions in low- and middle-income countries.

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