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22 January 2015

Gender, rights, equity: Reflections from the Cape Town Health Systems Research Symposium

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Asha George, Rosemary Morgan, Kate Hawkins, Sassy Molyneux, Sarah Ssali, Sally Theobald, Linda Waldman The Third Global Symposium on Health Systems, with its focus on people-centredness, culminated in the Cape Town Statement reaffirming that, “health systems need to be reoriented to respond to peo...

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19 January 2015

PERSPECTIVES ON PROGRESS TOWARDS UHC – KEY MESSAGES FROM HEALTH FINANCING AND UHC-RELATED SESSIONS AT THE CAPE TOWN SYMPOSIUM

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The health financing / UHC rapporteur team at the Cape Town Symposium During the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Cape Town, a number of rapporteurs were set the task of extracting key messages on a range of topics, including health financing and universal health coverage (UHC). ...

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15 January 2015

Fourth Global Symposium - Theme

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As we start business in 2015, it is time to start planning for the next Global Symposium – to be held in Vancouver, November 2016. Each past Symposium has had a specific theme which has helped to: focus attention guide/direct overall programme development – including abstract selection steer and...

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12 January 2015

Decentralization in India: Two Sides of the Coin

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Shreelata Rao Seshadri Within the overall theme of people-centered health systems, one of the key issues discussed at the recent Global Symposium on Health Systems Research was the issue of improving community health worker (CHW) performance in the context of decentralized health systems. 1  Th...

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15 December 2014

Complexity sessions at HSR 2014: What key questions were raised?

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Marta Schaaf It is now widely acknowledged within the HSR community that health systems are complex adaptive systems. Indeed, the concept of “people-centered health systems” highlights that as institutions with people at the center, health systems are inevitably shaped by the self-organization o...

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