Health Systems Global 

Health Systems Global (HSG) is the first international membership-based organization fully dedicated to promoting health systems research and knowledge translation. It is driven by a diverse, global membership of researchers, decision-makers and implementers. Read more.

World Health Organization 

World Health Organization is the directing and coordinating authority on international health within the United Nations’ system. Health systems is one of the main areas of work of WHO. Read more.

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

PAHO is the specialized international health agency for the Americas. It works with countries throughout the region to improve and protect people’s health. PAHO engages in technical cooperation with its member countries to fight communicable and noncommunicable diseases and their causes, to strengthen health systems, and to respond to emergencies and disasters. Read more.

The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research 

The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR) is an international collaboration hosted by the World Health Organization. It promotes the generation and use of health policy and systems research as a means to improve the health systems of low- and middle-income countries. Read more.

Canadian Society for International Health

The Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) is a national non-governmental organization that works domestically and internationally to reduce global health inequities and strengthen health systems. Read more.

International Development Research Centre

Part of Canada’s foreign affairs and development efforts, IDRC invests in knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve lives and livelihoods in the developing world.Read more.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of Canada’s health research investment agency.CIHR was created in 2000 under the authority of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Act. It is an independent agency and is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Health. Read more.

Local Hosts

First Nations Health Authority

The ​First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is the first province-wide health authority of its kind in Canada with the vision of transforming the health and well-being of BC’s First Nations and Aboriginal people by dramatically changing healthcare for the better. Read more.

BC Center for Disease Control

The BC Centre for Disease Control provides diagnostic and treatment services for people with diseases of public health importance, and analytical and policy support to the government and health authorities.Read more.

Simon Fraser University

Born in 1965, The Simon Fraser University (SFU) has become Canada’s leading comprehensive university where innovative education, cutting-edge research and community outreach intersect. Read more.

University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Read more.



The Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation’s mission is to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world. It pursues this through dual goals: advancing inclusive economies that expand opportunities for more broadly shared prosperity, and building resilience by helping people, communities and institutions prepare for, withstand, and emerge stronger from acute shocks and chronic stresses. Read more.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health with vaccines and other life-saving tools and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to significantly improve education so that all young people have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellmann and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett. Read more.


Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust is an independent global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health. Read more.

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation aims to improve the quality of people’s lives through grants supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research and child well-being. Read more.

Global Affairs Canada

Global Affairs Canada is the Government of Canada department that leads Canada’s foreign affairs, international trade and development, and humanitarian assistance. Read more.

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

Sida is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government, with the mission to reduce poverty in the world. Read more.


China Medical Board (CMB)

The Rockefeller-endowed China Medical Board (CMB), an independent American foundation, aims to advance health in China and neighboring Asian countries through strengthening medical, nursing and public health research and education. Read more.


  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

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