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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

Goran Zangana

Goran Zangana

Regional Network Lead

Goran Zangana

Goran Zangana

Regional Network Lead

Goran Zangana is originally from the Kurdistan region of Iraq. He is a medical doctor doing his initial training and practice in Iraq. He was a Fulbright fellow in the US doing a master's in health policy at the Emory University and did his PhD in international public health policy at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to joining the HSG board Goran was a member of the governing board of emerging voices for global health and an advisor to the Fragile and Conflict-Affected States Thematic Working Groups. He is an acting consultant in acute medicine in NHS Scotland, NHS Lothian lead for International Medical Graduates and is NHS Scotland Global Citizenship champion.