News & Commentary

28 April 2017

The next twenty years of health policy and systems research

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By Kumanan Rasanathan, HSG Board Member How far has the field of health policy and systems research (HPSR) advanced in the last twenty years? What could it achieve in the next twenty? What are the key challenges to realizing its potential? Twenty years of the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems R...

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25 April 2017

The Alliance launch World Report on Health Policy and Systems Research

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The first-ever  World Report on Health Policy and Systems Research  was launched by the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (APHSR)  today at a special meeting organised to commemorate the 20 th anniversary of APHSR's  inception. The meeting was co-hosted by...

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24 April 2017

Searching for the theme for HSR2018

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We hope your memories are still fresh from the excitement of our recent gathering in Vancouver, for those of you who were there. But some of us have already started thinking about and preparing for the next symposium, to be held in Liverpool in October 2018. As the Programme Working Group, our task ...

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24 April 2017

Announcing the theme for the Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

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We are excited to announce the theme for the Fifth Global Symposium: Advancing health systems for all in the SDG era , which will take place in Liverpool, UK, from 8 to 12 October 2018. The Alma Ata vision of ‘Health for All’ remains as compelling today as it was in 1978, as reflected in the SDG...

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07 April 2017

Innovations in closing the global treatment gap for depression

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By Crick Lund, Professor and Director of the Alan J. Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town Currently there are more than 300 million people around the globe living with depression. The failure to deliver treatments to t...

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