Health Systems Global is delighted to share the news of an excellent response to the calls for individual abstracts and skills building sessions at the Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, which closed on 6 February.
In total, the HSR2020 Program Working Group (PWG) received 2,721 individual abstracts from across the world.
Of the 2,721 abstracts received:
1,135 focus on engaging political forces theme; 705 on the engaging social, economic and environmental forces; and 881 on technological, data and social innovations.
55% are from low and low-middle income; 18% from upper-middle income; and 27% from high income countries.
12% are from East Asia and the Pacific; 13% from Europe and Central Asia; 9% from Latin America and the Caribbean; 5% from the Middle East and North Africa; 11% from North America; 18% from South Asia; and 32% from Sub-Saharan Africa.
There has been a 125% increase in submissions from the Middle East and Europe compared to HSR2018 in Liverpool.
54% of submitting authors were women.
4% were submitted in Spanish; 2% in French; and 94% in English.
In addition, the PWG is delighted to confirm that 92 skills building session proposals were received, which is double the number of skills building session proposals submitted for HSR2018.
The HSR2020 Program Working Group (PWG), Co-Chaired by Fadi El-Jardali and Sara Bennett would like to thank all who submitted an abstract to HSR2020 and looks forward to sharing the outcomes of its review of individual and skills building abstracts in May.
Please do not forget that the HSR2020 call for multimedia submissions remains open until 6 March. Contributions in a diverse range of media, including film, documentary, animation, photo essay, virtual reality experience, or podcast are welcomed.
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