HSR 2022 Participant Blog Series

The following blogs have been written by participants who attended the Seventh Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Bogota, Colombia from October 31 – November 4, 2022, and capture their reflections and key takeaways from the symposium.

  • “Adapting health provision models during COVID-19 to support Community Health Workers delivering equitable care: sharing experiences across multiple contexts” by the Community Health Workers (CHWs) Thematic Working Group (TWG). Click here to read the blog.
  • “A Global Event of the Health Systems Researchers” by Dr. Suresh Tamang, Sr. Research Coordinator at the Research, Advocacy & Monitoring Unit, Nick Simons Institute. Click here to read the blog.
  • “The challenges (and joys) of mentoring” by Dr. Robyn Preston, Senior Lecturer, Public Health, CQUniversity. Click here to read the blog.
  • “Fresh perspectives for HPSR: From thinking to action” by Nadia Tagoe, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. Click here to read the blog.
  • “Early surgery as one path for Universal Health to achieve Health Equity, where to start?” by Mercedes Molina, Universidad Rafael Landivar. Click here to read the blog.
  • “Seventh Global Symposium on Health System Research 2022, Bogota, Colombia: Critical themes but missing deliberations” by Meena Putturaj, Early career researcher and PhD candidate. Click here to read the blog.
  • “How ‘resilient’ ‘resilient health care models’ should be: The importance of ‘comprehensive primary healthcare’ and ‘whole-of-society approach’ in building a resilient health system” by Dr. Manoj Kumar Pati, 
  • “What did we learn about primary health care during the Covid-19 pandemic and what can we do differently moving forward?” by Elizabeth Arend Dutta, DrPH Candidate, Department of Health Policy and Management, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University. Click here to read the blog.
  • “Stronger together: learning means to strengthen PHC during the pandemic” by Dr. Han Win Htat, Executive Director, Sun Community Health. Click here to read the blog.

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This Symposium is a place where people share experiences. So when we return to our countries, we will go back with determination, experiences, and many other strategies to support our states/countries, to help our states’ health systems be better than they are today.

~ HSR2016 delegate