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.

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Suggested Reading

We recommend skimming over the abstracts and figures in these resources, then come back are read those that seem to be more useful in more detail.  Also, we can send a longer reading list to interested parties; email us if interested.

Complexity and Systems Sciences journal series


Johns Hopkins emeritus professor Henry Mosley’s Lectures on:

  • Leadership and Learning Organizations
  • Mental Models
  • The Health Production System
  • Shared Vision

A short video from the Alliance for Health Policy & Systems Research

Systems Thinking for Health Systems Strengthening Video

Complexity Podcast

Future Health Systems: Complexity, Complexity, Complexity

Video from The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre, presentation by Professor Terry Huang

Connecting the dots: Translating systems thinking into public health innovations


  1. Systems Thinking for Health Systems Strengthening by Taghreed Adam
  2. Health Systems Research: a global opportunity and imperative by Tim Evans
  3. Systems Thinking by Fatemeh Rajabi
  4. Systems Thinking to Advance Population Health by Alan Shiell


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