HSG is a global membership society of individuals and organizations working on health policy and systems research issues. Its mission is to “connect and engage researchers, policymakers, health care managers, educators, civil society, the media, and donors from around the world to advance the field of health policy and systems research and create opportunities for unleashing their collective capacity for generating, sharing and applying knowledge, necessary for health systems strengthening.”
One of the signature activities of HSG is the Global Symposia of Health Systems Research, which takes place biennially. Past symposia were organized in Montreux 2010, Beijing 2012, Cape Town 2014 and Vancouver 2016 and next one will take place in Liverpool in 2018.
The prospective host(s) of the Sixth or Seventh Global Symposium on Health Systems Research is expected to be an academic institution, an NGO or research institution, or a consortium of institutions with a strong track record in the field of health policy and systems research and ability to convene and actively engage national/sub-national (preferably regional) health policy makers, academia, students, civil society and media in the event. Applications from consortia are strongly encouraged to broaden national/regional ownership of the event and, where necessary, to enhance the capacity of the prime applicant. Applications to host the Sixth Global symposium from Latin America, Middle East, South and East Asia, and Francophone Africa are strongly encouraged, though high quality submissions from other regions will also be considered.
If you are interested in submitting a proposal, HSG is requesting:
Full proposals from interested parties to host the Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, to be held during October – November 2020.
Expressions of interest from interested parties to host the Seventh Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, to be held during October – November 2022.
For full details, please read the Request for Proposals document (pdf). Deadline for proposals is September 20th, 2017, 14:00 GMT. Good luck, and we look forward to receiving your proposals!