Current Thematic Working Groups

Emerging Voices for Global Health

EV4GH is a multi-partner blended training programme for young, promising and emerging health policy and systems researchers, decision-makers and other...

Ethics of Health Systems Research

The overall goal of this thematic working group is to initiate critical thinking on the ethics of health systems research in low and middle-income cou...

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Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict Affected States

This thematic working group draws upon the breadth of experience of key actors in health in fragile and conflict affected states and promotes research...

Medicines in Health Systems

The goal of the Medicines in Health Systems Thematic Working Group is to facilitate positive change in medicines availability, access, affordability, ...

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Social science approaches for research and engagement in health policy & systems

SHAPES convenes activities and discussions to strengthen and raise the profile of social science approaches for research and engagement within the wid...

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Supporting and Strengthening the Role of Community Health Workers in Health System Development

The goal of this Thematic Working Group is to support the generation, synthesis and communication of evidence on the roll out and functioning of commu...

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Teaching and Learning Health Policy and Systems Research

This thematic working group focuses on ways to improve the teaching and learning of Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR) around the world, with a...

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The Private Sector in Health

This thematic working group examines the growing role of the non-state sector in delivering health care to people in developing countries and the rela...

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Translating Evidence Into Action

This thematic working group focuses on the translation of health systems evidence into action through knowledge exchange on best practices, lessons le...

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Quality in Universal Health and Health Care

The aim of the TWG is to create a global community of health consumers, practitioners, policy makers, payers, and researchers who share a common inter...