Beijing Statement from the Second Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

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Beijing Statement from the Second Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

From 31 October to 3 November, 2012, 1,775 participants from over 110 countries gathered in Beijing, China for the Second Global Symposium on health systems research. Around the theme of ‘Inclusion and innovation towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC)’, the Second Symposium reviewed state-of-the art research and discussed strategies for strengthening the field of health systems research. Over four days comprising nearly 200 program events including keynotes, plenaries, concurrent sessions, satellites, posters, films and informal discussions and debates, a number of action points related to the inclusion and innovation themes emerged. This statement documents these action points.