Health Systems Global (HSG), in close cooperation with the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR), is pleased to announce the call for nominations for its new awards to recognise and reward high standards of professional performance and contributions of individuals or organisations to the field of Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR) and health systems strengthening.
Nominations are invited for three types of awards to be submitted on or before the deadline of 17:00 GMT on 30th September 2016:
- The Sam Adjei Distinguished Public Service Award for leadership in evidence-based policy and health systems strengthening is presented to recognise and honour an individual who has demonstrated leadership in evidence-informed health policy formulation for stronger health systems; has championed the field of HPSR within his or her particular context; or has made significant contributions to the enhancement of health systems, nationally and/or internationally. The recipient has to be an individual currently or previously in an elected or appointed position in government, an international agency, or other non-profit organisation engaged in public service.
- The Award for Lifetime Service to the field of HPSR is presented to an individual in recognition of extraordinary lifetime achievement in the field of health policy and systems research.
- The Award for the Promotion of HPSR is presented to a person, a group of individuals, or an organisation, in recognition of extraordinary work contributing to the advancement of and/or advocacy for the field of HPSR, and making knowledge about HPSR accessible to a broad audience. There will be an equal focus on the importance of reaching audiences within as well as outside the HPSR scientific community.
The awards do not carry any monetary value, but serve to recognise and celebrate extraordinary contributions.
The awards will be announced during the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Vancouver in November 2016, and on the HSG and AHPSR websites.