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.

Update on HSS Guiding Principles

1. Systems Principles: Health systems stewards apply systems principles. Health systems are holistic, interdependent, constantly changing, and counter-intuitive; they are more than the sum of their parts . As such, … Continue reading

April 19, 2010 · 2 Comments

First Global Symposium on Health Systems Research Registration Open

Registration is now open! Click here to register now! 16-19 November 2010: Researchers, policy-makers, representatives of donor and multinational organizations, and other stakeholders representing diverse constituencies will gather in … Continue reading

April 5, 2010 · Leave a comment

Global Health Policy Intern

Dr. Chad Swanson is looking for a committed volunteer who is willing to spend 5-10 hours a week during the coming months following the development of the US government’s “Global … Continue reading

February 10, 2010 · Leave a comment

First Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

“The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are pleased to announce the First Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR) – Science to Accelerate Universal Health Coverage. Researchers, policy-makers, funders, … Continue reading

February 4, 2010 · Leave a comment

Systems Science: The Next Scientific Revolution?

This presentation by Tim Evans, the Assistant Director General at the World Health Organization (WHO), was given at the Global Forum for Health Research. It’s worth taking a look; in … Continue reading

December 23, 2009 · Leave a 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

First Draft of HSS Consensus Statement Finished

The first draft of the health systems strengthening consensus statement has been disseminated to over 80 global health professionals around the world, and comments are starting to come in. Please … Continue reading

December 5, 2009 · 2 Comments

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