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Background & Objectives

The Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research will build on the progress achieved by two previous, highly successful symposia held in Montreux (2010) and Beijing (2012).

In line with the mission of the global health systems research society, Health Systems Global, the Symposium will

convene researchers, policy-makers and implementers from around the world to develop the field of health systems research and unleash their collective capacity to create, share and apply knowledge to strengthen health systems, towards the vision of globally connected health systems research and policy communities that contribute to the attainment of better health, equity and well-being.

The specific objectives of the Third Global Symposium are to:

  1. Share cutting-edge research addressing the development of people-centred health systems (including both conceptual work and the findings of primary and secondary research);
  2. Identify and discuss approaches to research addressing this theme and to strengthening the rigour of this research;
  3. Build the capacities of researchers, policy-makers, practitioners, activists and civil society organizations to conduct and use health systems research related to the theme;
  4. Strengthen learning communities and knowledge-translation platforms working, to support people-centred health systems across disciplines, sectors and countries and, particularly, bridging practitioner, activist and researcher communities.

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