News & Commentary

18 June 2014

Infinite possibility in the palm of our hands

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Ashnie Padarath   First impressions of the Clinica da Familia Sergio Vieira de Mello With some favelas nudging near to Rio’s famous beaches, the stark inequality of the two incongruous scenes came as no surprise to us South Africans.  What did surprise us, however, was the quality of hea...

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11 June 2014

Re-orienting health systems to be people-centred – the importance of stewardship

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Sophie Witter Bruno Marchal What explains whether and how policies are put into effect in local health systems? Whether the resources they bring are used to improve health and systems or to serve the self-interest of entrenched groups? These were among the questions we examined in a recent research ...

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08 May 2014

Welcome to the Health Systems Global blog

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Jeffrey V. Lazarus Like so many before us, Health Systems Global is venturing into the realm of blogs! We don’t quite know what to expect. Who will be eager to share blog posts? About what? Who will comment? Which issues will generate the most debate and discussion?  All we know for sure is t...

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