Building health policy and systems research capacity in India: the KEYSTONE approach

The last few decades have seen a proliferation of research in the domain of health policy and systems research (HPSR). Major technological advances in medicine and various healthcare innovations have little chances of succeeding if robust country, provincial and local health systems are lacking. HPSR brings together various disciplines to push for a more granular…… Continue reading Building health policy and systems research capacity in India: the KEYSTONE approach

Health managers and organisational change in Indian districts

As Indian districts are increasingly finding themselves at the receiving end of new monies flowing in under the National Health Mission, something that everybody were increasingly pushing for, we find ourselves in a strange predicament, the sheer lack of capacity to spend these new resources. As more and more resources become available, our public health services…… Continue reading Health managers and organisational change in Indian districts

Changing mindsets: Strategy on health policy and systems research

Following review submitted to the Health Systems newsletter On 1 November, 2012 at the Second Global Symposium on Health Systems Research at Beijing, the WHO Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research launched a strategy document, “Changing Mindsets: Strategy on Health Policy and Systems Research”. The document is an important contribution to the movement towards…… Continue reading Changing mindsets: Strategy on health policy and systems research