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The Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research will be hosted by Health Systems Global with co-sponsors, supporters and a consortium of UK organisations led by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

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Health Systems Global logo
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Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine logo
ACC logo
Action for Global Health UK logo
Faculty of Public Health logo
Queen Margaret University logo
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A lot of people contribute to the smooth organization and running of our Global Symposia! We’d like to extend our thanks to the following people for their dedication to ensuring the Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research is engaging, stimulating and well-executed.

Symposium Executive Committee

Kabir Sheikh (Co-Chair) - HSG Board Chair, Public Health Foundation of India, India
Sally Theobald (Co-Chair) - Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), UK
Tom Barker - Health Systems Global, UK
Asha George - HSG Board Vice-Chair, School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Abdul Ghaffar - Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR), Switzerland
Lucy Gilson - University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa & London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), UK
George Gotsadze - Health Systems Global, Georgia
Kara Hanson - London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), UK
Hans Kluge - WHO Regional Office for Europe, Denmark
Daniel Maceira - HSG Board Treasurer, Center for the Study of State and Society (CEDES), National University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tim Martineau - Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), UK
Martin McKee - European Observatory for Health Systems, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), UK
Kumanan Rasanathan - UNICEF, USA
Lizzie Smith - Department for International Development (DFID), UK

Program Working Group

Kara Hanson (Chair) - London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), UK
Kumanan Rasanathan (Vice Chair) - UNICEF, USA
Keith Cloete – Western Cape Provincial Government, South Africa
Jean Paul Dossou - Centre de Recherche en Reproduction Humaine et en Démographie, Cotonou, Benin
& Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Belgium
George Gotsadze – Health Systems Global, Georgia (Ex Officio)
Piya Hanvoravongchai - China Medical Board, Thailand
Aku Kwamie – Health Service Research and Development Division, Ghana
Tolib Mirzoev - University of Leeds, UK
Joanna Raven - Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), UK
Ana Lorena Ruano - Centro de Estudios para la Gobernanza y Equidad en los Sistemas de Salud (CEGSS), Guatemala & Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Norway
Support to the PWG: Sarah Brown, Nanuka Jalaghonia

Logistics Committee

Helen Carlin - Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), UK
George Gotsadze – Health Systems Global, Georgia
Susan Hayden - Zibrant, UK
Maria Phillips - Zibrant, UK

Fundraising Committee

Asha George (Co-Chair) - HSG Board Vice-Chair, School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Tim Martineau (Co-Chair) - Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), UK
Meriel Flint - Medical Research Council (MRC), UK
Abdul Ghaffar – Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR), Switzerland
George Gotsadze – Health Systems Global, Georgia
Diana Pinto - Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), USA
Kabir Sheikh – HSG Board Chair, Public Health Foundation of India, India

Local Organizing Committee

Tim Martineau (Chair) - Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), UK
Karen Brady - Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), UK
Helen Carlin - Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), UK
Kalypso Chalkidou - Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London, UK
Laura Dean - Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), UK
Suzanne Fustukian - Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK
Susan Hayward - Zibrant, UK
Jenni Jenson – Marketing Liverpool, UK
Anuj Kapilashrami - Global Public Health Unit, University of Edinburgh, UK
Hayley MacGregor - Institute of Development Studies (IDS), UK
Maria Phillips - Zibrant, UK
Jan Randles - Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), UK
Martyn Stewart - Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), UK
TBC - Public Health England, UK
Sally Theobald - Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), UK
Ellie Wright - Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), UK

Communications Committee

Tom Barker (Chair) - Health Systems Global, UK
Anneleen De Keukelaere - People Health Movement, South Africa
Antony Tiernan - NHS England, UK
Diderik van Halsema - Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), UK
Ellen Rosskam - Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR), Switzerland
Nicky Hunter - ACC Liverpool, UK