News & Commentary

02 February 2017

Essential Medicines for Universal Health Coverage

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By Veronika J. Wirtz, with Anya L. Guyer Access to essential medicines is a core element of Universal Health Coverage , which in its turn has been described as a necessary component of the Sustainable Development Goals . In November, 2016, a new report entitled Essential Medicines for Universal Heal...

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20 January 2017

Share your ideas on a theme for the Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

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Following a highly successful symposium in November, it is already time to start thinking about HSR 2018, which will be held in Liverpool, UK. One of the first and key elements of the preparations is to agree on a conference theme. The purpose of the theme is to: Focus attention and motivate partici...

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20 January 2017

Changes in the HSG Coordinator team member

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We would like to inform you that, as of January 15 th , Natia Rukhadze is no longer working as an HSG coordinator as she decided to continue and devote more time to her research career. It is with warmest regards that we thank her for her productive twenty months as an HSG Coordinator and for p...

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18 January 2017

Essay Competition on the Future of Health Policy and Systems Research

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The Alliance for Health Policy & Systems Research is holding their first ever essay competition on the future of health policy and systems research. The winning paper will be published as a background paper for a high level conference on “Health Policy and Systems Research: 20 years on” tha...

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06 January 2017

Pearls of wisdom for the young health systems researchers

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Faraz Khalid , a 2016 Emerging Voice for Global Health and a PhD candidate at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, USA, shares his reflections on 2016. He also issues a call to action for his fellow young health researchers for 2017 and beyond. Pearls of wisdom for the young health ...

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