Options at the Health Systems Research Symposium 2018

Thursday, 25 Oct 2018
  • Options team at HSR2018
    Options team at HSR2018
  • Gladys from MANI in Kenya explains her Green Energy poster
    Gladys from MANI in Kenya explains her Green Energy poster
  • Matthew from Malawi gives his presentation at the satellite session
    Matthew from Malawi gives his presentation at the satellite session
Significant progress has been made since the 1978 Alma-Ata declaration on Primary Health Care in improving health outcomes, with reductions in maternal & child mortality in particular.

However, in many countries, weak health systems remain an obstacle to progress and result in deficiencies in coverage for even the most basic health services.

We therefore welcomed this year’s theme of the Health Systems Research (HSR) Symposium, which was held in Liverpool between 8-12 October 2018: ‘Advancing health systems for all in the SDG era’.  Sharing our 26 years of knowledge and experience in working with partners to build health systems that leave no one behind, we presented our work from Malawi, Kenya, Bangladesh, Nepal and Yemen.

Our satellite session on “Lessons from applying systems thinking to research and programme implementation: how to build health systems that leave no one behind” was hosted in partnership with London School of Tropical Medicine, moderated by Karl Blancet, and Swiss Tropical and Public Health (TPH) Institute. The session built on Don de Savigny’s book “Applied Systems Thinking for Health Systems Research”, while bringing together researchers and implementers to debate the impact and feasibility of using systems thinking approaches when designing and delivering research and technical assistance projects.

We would like to thank the organisers of this year’s HSR Symposium and all our partners and staff who have worked to make our participation in this year’s event a success!

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