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Europe Regional Network

The Health Systems Global (HSG) Europe Regional Network aims to enhance cross-learning across the European Region and to share experiences, find collaboration partners, and build capacity in health policy and systems research (HPSR).

The European Region has a strong HPSR community, and there is a wealth of good practices, experiences, and international collaboration. However, HPSR expertise is predominantly concentrated in the high-income countries of the region, there are north–south and west–east divides, and significant disparities between countries in terms of health systems resources, reach, and capacity to absorb evidence.

There is a need for better regional and global cross-learning, sharing experiences, finding collaboration partners, and continuous and sustainable HPSR capacity building. Within this context, HSG’s engagement plan for the European Region is guided by the following objectives:

  • Connect members of HPSR community and assess regional needs.
  • Strengthen links between members by creating the Europe Regional Network.
  • Increase regional participation in Global Symposia on Health Systems Research and other global events relevant to HPSR.
  • Increase awareness of HPSR in Eastern Europe, particularly in post-Soviet countries.
  • Support cross-country and cross-regional collaboration.
Event at HSR UK 2020

Event at HSR UK 2020

Vladimir Gordeev, HSR Board member, will be chairing a session at HSR UK 2020 and Barbara McPake, HSG Board Vice-Chair, will be a speaker in a session at HSR UK 2020 titled 'Mobilising UK HSR capacity and learning to build partnerships for tackling health policy and systems challenges in LMICs'.

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Regional Network Coordinators

Vladimir Gordeev

Vladimir Gordeev

Regional Network Lead

Vladimir Gordeev

Vladimir Gordeev

Regional Network Lead

Vladimir S Gordeev, PhD is a Health Econommist at the Queen Mary University of London Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit. Previously, Vladimir was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Vladimir has a diverse background, as a medical doctor and a health economist, his expertise is in health systems financing, financial and social protection, quality of life measures, and economic and policy evaluation. His current work is on maternal and newborn health in Africa and Asia, focusing on indicators for coverage and quality of care and improving measurement of pregnancy outcomes. Prior to that Vladimir was working on health inequalities in disadvantages areas, economics shocks and health resilience, and social and structural determinants of health. Vladimir is also a co-chair of the Emerging Voices for Global Health Thematic Working Group, representing the European region and committed to raising the profile of young and emerging researchers from the global south.