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Global mental health: under-represented at international global health conferences?

By Jessica Spagnolo and Anne-Marie Turcotte-Tremblay Two important global health conferences were held in Canada exactly one year apart. In November 2015, the Canadian Society for International Health hosted the 22nd Canadian Conference on Global Health (CCGH), and in November 2016, Health System Global hosted the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR 2016). These conferences are internationally acclaimed in …

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América Latina y el Caribe: las condiciones en las que las personas nacen, crecen, viven, trabajan y envejecen influyen su salud

Por María Senés (Pasante Pan American Health Organization) La Región de las Américas ha logrado avances sostenidos en los determinantes de la salud y la mejora de la salud de su población. Los indicadores del desarrollo humano mejoraron, los ingresos laborales aumentaron y hay un progreso notable en la reducción de la pobreza y la desigualdad. Sin embargo, la región …

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HSGSpeaks Highlights – Day 3

1. First Nations From the opening session, the importance of the First Nations people for resilient health systems was strongly demonstrated. It was a great opportunity for many people to get to know the descendants of the Squamish, Tsliel-waututh, and Musqueam – the native people of British Columbia – who led both the opening prayer and entertainment. With the symbolic …

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Resilient health systems is not just “fixing problems in poor countries”

Before coming to the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, my thinking about resilience, coming from a Northern Uganda, recovering from over 20 years of war, was generally negative – something that occurs to you, and you are helpless; a sort of adaptation. Our people were considered to be resilient because despite hearing gunshots almost daily for over 15 …

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Perspectives sur les systèmes de santé résilients en Afrique de l’Ouest

Par Seni Kouanda est un Chercheur senior à l’Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé et Enseignant au département de Santé Publique de la faculté de Médecine de l’Université de Ouagadougou au Burkina Faso. Ses domaines d’expertise sont la santé l’épidémiologie, la Santé Publique et la santé de la reproduction. 1. Selon vos perspectives de chercheur, sur quoi doivent …

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¿Cómo se puede mejorar la ejecución de los programas de salud incorporado la investigación en América Latina y el Caribe?

Por Maria Senes, Pasante Pan American Health Organization Una de las características fundamentales de los sistemas de salud resilientes es que la toma de decisiones y la planificación estratégica se encuentran fundamentadas en la investigación y la evidencia. La investigación sobre políticas y sistemas de salud ha sido ampliamente reconocida como un campo importante que contribuye a alcanzar el acceso …

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Reflections on attending my first HSR Symposium

I can’t believe HSR2016 is already coming to an end. It’s been a hectic week of sessions, side meetings, and networking with a wealth of interesting people from around the world – all working to build more resilient and responsive health systems. HSR 2016 is the first major conference I have attended, so in this blog post I wanted to …

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#HSGSpeaks Points Saillants 2

La Photo Voice: L’utilisation des images attire mieux l’attention que les mots. La photovoice peut être une méthode pour conduire la recherche qui parle dans un contexte de faible niveau d’instruction. Cette approche peut être promue auprès des acteurs communautaires pour le plaidoyer et l’engagement des leaders communautaires. La photo peut fournir des évidences pour un plaidoyer mais on a …

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Fourth Symposium on Health Systems Research Poster Awards

We are pleased to announce the following winners of the HSR2016 Poster Competition Best student poster award Ona Ilozumba A Mixed Methods Study: Community Health Workers Utilization of Mobile Health Technology in Improving Knowledge and Health Seeking Behavior of Pregnant Women Category: Implementing improvement and innovation in health services and systems II-ns181 Best French poster award Body Ilonga Solidarité africaine …

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Participatory Leadership: do we need it in health?

Surprisingly, my initial impression was that leadership would be, among other things, participatory in nature for it to be effective, and so maybe there would be no real need to even coin this as being “participatory.” But, upon further reflection, there is a clear need to distinguish between leadership, as it is traditionally known, and participatory leadership. The Alliance for …