We believe that systems thinking and complexity science can be transformational in global health by increasing local capacity and shared learning, and minimizing unintended consequences.
ST4C Health is pleased to present this 5 min video that visually represents key systems thinking ideas and their application to global health. Factors that influence our health are constantly changing. Often, we don’t take into account the diverse interrelationships, perspectives, and boundaries that affect our health system, resulting in unintended consequences. However, complex situations don’t always require complex answers. Your experience and context is unique. Incorporating systems thinking into your practice can lead to new ideas, lasting changings, and improved community health.
We hope to contribute to a global health community focused on increasing local capacity in low-income countries by empowering them to address the emerging health challenges in their own communities. We believe this can best be achieved through widespread application of systems thinking concepts.
Consider watching this video to find out how you can make a change in the health of your community:
We hope you’ll join us in our efforts to improve health around the world. Learn how to become involved on facebook, twitter, linkedin, and our blog:
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This work was supported by the African Health Initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation.