News & Commentary

06 July 2015

Cancer care in India: Need for multi-layered communication strategies among providers

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By Kalyani Subbiah* A periodic refrain heard in public health debates in India today is the need to better understand ethical dimensions in care-giving within the health system. Some of these dimensions are most manifested in interactions with women screened or diagnosed with gynecological cancers.&...

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01 July 2015

Addressing the human resources for health crisis: The role of action research to improve workforce performance

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By Joanna Raven* The single biggest barrier for countries in sub-Saharan Africa to achieving Universal Health Coverage is the lack of an adequate and well-performing health workforce. This deficit can be addressed by training more new health personnel and/or by improving the performance of the exist...

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19 June 2015

Five ways to get involved in the Health System Global online community

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Mariam Bhacker* HSG: A membership community In the past five years, Health Systems Global (HSG) has established itself as one of the leading communities on health systems research, related knowledge exchange and solutions. HSG is unique within the health systems space because it is driven by a diver...

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19 June 2015

Resilient and responsive health systems the focus of the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

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We are pleased to announce that “Resilient and responsive health systems for a changing world” has been chosen as the theme for the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, which will be held on November 14–18, 2016 in Vancouver, Canada. Like the societies of which they are a part, ...

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31 May 2015

A webinar to help define a health systems research agenda in fragile and conflict affected states

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Kate Hawkins* For some months now our team within the Thematic Working Group on Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict Affected States has been involved in a process of canvassing opinions on key research needs. This has included face-to-face meetings, a survey, and online discussion. This has enabl...

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