Systems Thinking for Capacity in Health

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.

Systems Thinking and the Future of Public Health

Two prominent publications highlight the central importance of systems thinking concepts to the future of public health: Health professionals for a new century: transforming education to strengthen health systems in … Continue reading

March 28, 2011 · 1 Comment

More Health Systems Strengthening Resources

I continue to find more resources on health systems strengthening. Here are a few that I think are most relevant to our consensus statement: –“Towards an ideal African health system” … Continue reading

December 17, 2009 · Leave a comment

Greetings from Havana

The Global Forum for Health Research has just wrapped up its Forum 2009, and I will be heading back home after spending a very enjoyable week in Cuba. There were … Continue reading

November 23, 2009 · Leave a comment

Report from conferences: CORE group, and Health Impact Assessment

This past month has been a busy travel month for me. I lead discussions about the HSS Consensus Statements at the CORE group fall meeting in Washington, DC, USA, and … Continue reading

November 3, 2009 · Leave a comment

HSS Consensus Statement: More Resources

Here are some more resources that I have found useful –Declaration at Alma Ata –Getting Health Reform Right: A Guide to Improving Performance and Equity –Overcoming health-systems constraints to achieve … Continue reading

November 3, 2009 · Leave a comment

Introductory Health Systems Readings

There has been an increasing number of students and others that have expressed interest in getting involved. Prior to meeting and discussing, I recommend the following reading: 1. WHO’s website … Continue reading

October 6, 2009 · Leave a comment

Health Systems Strengthening Resources

As I have worked on the first draft of the consensus statement for health systems strengthening, several resources have proved very useful (in no particular order): 1. GAVI Alliance’s “Guiding … Continue reading

October 3, 2009 · Leave a comment