News & Commentary

13 February 2017

Mixed Messages: the ‘hidden curriculum’ and the consequences of ‘excellence’ at India’s most prestigious medical school

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By Anna Ruddock, member of the Social Science Approaches for Research and Engagement in Health Policy and Systems TWG It’s that time of year again. When tens of thousands of aspiring young Indian doctors dream about winning a place at the country’s most prestigious medical college – the All In...

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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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