#HSGSpeaks Points Saillants 1

A l’issue de cette journée du Symposium (Session plénière et sessions parallèles), les principaux éléments sont : A l’issue des discussions, la résilience apparait clairement comme un résultat que tout système de santé doit chercher à définir et atteindre dans son contexte. Il est également clair que les pays à revenu faible puissent développer une vision claire de ce qu’est la …

Fortalecimiento de los sistemas de salud hacia la salud universal en Latinoamérica y el Caribe

Por María Senés (Pasante Pan American Health Organization) En octubre de 2014, los países miembros de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), se comprometieron a adoptar la estrategia para el acceso universal a la salud y la cobertura universal de salud (salud universal). Esta estrategia identifica cuatro líneas específicas de acción para guiar a la región en el futuro y …

How can we achieve sustainable implementation of service delivery programmes?

We are increasingly seeing several service delivery programmes running at country level, particularly in South East Asia. For example, in India, we have seen the implementation of many programmes that are top-down and vertical in nature. Citizen demand has never been considered while implementing social security schemes for health and different political environments present significant challenges for sustainable service delivery. …

Throwing out the rule book: emerging voices to emerged leaders

We heard the voices of young health systems researchers and their mentors loud and clear the Emerging Voices for Global Health (EV4GH) organized session on day one of the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research. The EV4GH, is a unique Thematic Working Group of the Health Systems Global. The opening plenary of the Symposium, set the scene for the …

Women and children are the most vulnerable in a weak health system

Dr. Anne Musuva, Director Malaria & Child Health, Population Services Kenya In 2015, Kenya was victim to terrorist attacks in the northern parts of the country. Almost all civil servants including doctors and nurses fled from these areas fearing for their lives. This led to the inevitable closure of health facilities.  The lack of healthcare providers compounded with the pre-existing …

#HSGSpeaks Highlights – Day 1

HSG Speaks reporters, Sarah Marks and Meghan Kumar give their highlights of the first day of #HSR2016 Sarah Marks Quote from Ben Ramalingam‘s plenary presentation “For every complex problem there is an answer that is simple, easy and wrong”. HL Mencken Marking World Antibiotic Awareness Week Health systems innovations in responding to irrational use of antibiotics – An interesting selection of presentations …

Sistemas de salud resilientes en la región de las Américas

Por Organizacion Panamericana de la Salud (PAHO) Durante los últimos años, los sistemas de salud de todo el mundo enfrentaron retos y crisis que afectaron directamente su capacidad de responder a las necesidades de la población. En la Región de las Américas, los brotes de fiebre chikunguña y de enfermedad por el virus del Zika, los desastres causados por fenómenos …

Decentralization and health system resilience in The Philippines and Pakistan

By Christina E. Lewis1, Maryam Bigdeli2, Rosette Vergeire3, Shehla Zaidi4, Gérard Schmets2, Agnès Soucat2 Decentralization reforms in Pakistan and the Philippines have resulted in major changes in the health systems of both countries and have impacted the ways in which these systems are able to respond to events that influence the health of their populations. Understanding decentralization and resilience Decentralization …

What can we learn about resilience from a female health worker in Bihar, India?

By Arshima Arshima I met Priyanka in the summer of 2014, when I was visiting Bihar in India as part of my PhD fieldwork to study India’s Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) programme. Priyanka was a community health worker from a poor, yet upper caste household. Through her I began to better understand the social challenges facing community health workers, and …

What can public health research bring to humanitarian crises?

In an increasingly interconnected and changing world, collaborative approaches to research are pivotal to building resilient and responsive health systems, especially in acute humanitarian contexts. Elrha’s Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) programme supports research partnerships between academics and humanitarian practitioners, aiming to improve the effectiveness of humanitarian action. Bridging research and humanitarian knowledge Good health outcomes of crisis …