Announcement of Theme for 8th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

Announcement of Theme for 8th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

Following six months of consultations with members of Health Systems Global (HSG) and other stakeholders, HSG is pleased to announce the theme for HSR2024: Building Just and Sustainable Health Systems: Centring People and Protecting the Planet

Announcement of Theme for 8th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research


Building Just and Sustainable Health Systems
Centring People and Protecting the Planet

The 8th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2024) will take place from Nov 18-22, 2024, in Nagasaki Japan.

“We are very much excited to welcome all of you here in Nagasaki, which has the longest history of medicine and health in Japan. You will be able to enjoy not only the great diversity of the participants from different parts of the world but also the novelty of the theme for HSR2024,” stated Hirotsugu Aiga, co-chair of the Program Working Group and a professor at the Nagasaki University School of Tropical Medicine & Global Health.

Following six months of consultations with members of Health Systems Global (HSG) and other stakeholders, HSG is pleased to announce the theme for HSR2024: Building Just and Sustainable Health Systems: Centring People and Protecting the Planet

Debate and discussion of what it takes to build just and sustainable health systems will be organised across four inter-related sub-themes: Strengthening health systems for planetary health; Advancing health system equity, inclusion and belonging in times of peace and conflict; Governance, policy, and institutional frameworks for sustained population health impact; and Knowledge for just health systems.

In developing the overarching theme and sub-themes, the organisers responded to calls from the wider HPSR community for the next symposium to engage with concurrent ecological and ethical challenges facing health systems in rapidly changing climactic, geo-political and socio-economic contexts. The symposium theme provides an opportunity to integrate scholarship and policy debate regarding long-standing and well-recognized health system challenges – such as promoting equity, inclusion and belonging – with more recently identified but equally profound issues. These include the need to build climate-resilient health systems with a planetary health outlook; strengthening governance, policy and institutional frameworks in the context of complex mixed (public/private) health systems and the spread of AI applications; and building the field of health policy and systems research to address longstanding ethical and methodological challenges in the field, including knowledge hierarchies that underpin exclusionary values and worsen inequity in so many health systems globally. The symposium will bring together healthcare professionals, policymakers, researchers, and advocates from around the world to present cutting-edge science; share policy and programmatic innovations that tackle ‘wicked problems’; workshop new ways of advocating and communicating for meaningful change; and create opportunities for collaboration and collective action that address the complex political economy of health policy making and health system reform.

“We look forward to providing further information about this unique forum with more information about the different ways individuals and organisations can participate in the scientific and broader program, forthcoming on the HSG website, email newsletter, and social media channels,” said Dr. Adnan Hyder, chair of the Board of HSG and senior associate dean for research at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University.


5 responses to “Announcement of Theme for 8th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research”

  1. MAJID Ali says:

    Global Health System or One health system demand of the day,
    I am PhD student in Health Policy Management in Nanjing medical University, I will graduate this June
    I am searching for postdoc opportunity where I can conduct
    research which will ultimately provide pathways for resolving the issues in health care management and will help identify and reduce the communication gap among primary and secondary hospitals.
    Proper referal system can reduce workaholism in tertiary hospital. Overprescription can be controlled by prescribing generic names. Patient-reported experience measures can guide policymakers regarding patient satisfaction. Inequalities among rural and urban health care systems are observed on both sides; such discrepancies can be controlled by upgrading primary health care services.
    Awareness sessions along with preventive and curative measures should be taken to control the flow of infectious diseases.
    An appraisal system and TNA training need assessment can eliminate dissatisfaction among medical professionals; moreover, this research will provide pathways for entrepreneurs in the health system to design health policies for other nations.
    CPEC can be linked for healthcare provision as a model, and then for the Middle East, it can be designed to utilize available and scattered resources for the welfare of mankind.
    As the future is dependent on data, and specifically health data, it can be used to forecast the mass population’s health status, which might be helpful in controlling critical situations like COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, this is an era of artificial intelligence, so technology should be utilized to provide global health services, as currently, robotic surgeries are operated in China, which can be transferred to other nations as well.
    And many more to discuss,,,
    Full of enthusiasm to design be a part of team to design Global health system
    Looking forward to your precious response

  2. Muy atinado el tema del 8º Simposio Mundial sobre Investigación en Sistemas de Salud” muy en contexto con el compromiso de los ODS agenda 2030, y visión 2050:; construir es una tarea de todos, en especial en el profesional sanitario.

    Es una meta en el área de docencia donde basada en la disciplina de Educadores para la Salud (EpS), cuya vocación es educar y llevar a cabo procesos de los diferentes eventos de salud, siendo el más reciente la COVID-19.

    En la innovación de implementar las TICs; donde se enfrentaron desafíos, incertidumbres y caos en los sistemas de salud a nivel internacional, mundial y local, que fue para muchos profesionales un reto y una imitante en el juramento de Salvar vidas.

    La interculturalidad de cubrir a todos y toda la población en los servicios de salud, enfrentando el desafío de la lingüística en las áreas comarcales de los pueblos originarios de los 13 grupos y llevar a enfrentar las barreras de comunicación para intercambiar y dar la confiabilidad del las medidas y restricciones para disminuir los caos por la COVID -19; adoptar y reinventar estrategias para controlar la incidencia de los casos por el asunto de salud denominado la COVID-19.

    Es importante dejar data en documentos para las futuras generaciones sobre la Covid-19, donde nos
    preciso una evaluación en todo la estructura del sistema de salud.

  3. Rodrigue NDABASHINZE says:

    I am a master student in global health and Infectious diseases at Moi University in kenya.
    The theme selected is of global health importance regarding the global health issues that the world is facing such as climate change , floods etc.There is a clear need of protecting the health of people worldwide while optimizing the health of our planet

    The theme ‘”Building Just and Sustainable Health Systems: Centring People and Protecting the Planet” is very relevant in the 21st century

  4. I am a PHD student in public health from University of Bamenda, Cameroon and an Administrator for PHC with the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services. My research is based of strengthening healthcare system in humanitarian and fragile settings especially the use of CHWs. I will love to know more, attend the conference and have support for my thesis.

    Thank you.

  5. Fahmida Mridha says:

    I am Fahmida Mridha from Bangladesh.Recently I am going to complete my masters degree from Kobe University under JDS. My research field is Universal Health Coverage in Bangladesh. As a government official of Bangladesh I am keen on Health policy issues both of both Bangladesh as a developing country and Japan as a developed country.
    Thank you
    Fahmida Mridha

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