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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. Continue reading

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

Flyer of panel discussion where the paper was released at the Third Global Symposium on HSR in Cape Town (October 2014)

Flyer of panel discussion where the paper was released at the Third Global Symposium on HSR in Cape Town (October 2014)

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 face a curious gap of not knowing how to make the best use of the new resources as well as the powers that the decentralisation process is bringing. Continue reading

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

WHO-Alliance’s strategy document on health policy and systems research (Image: WHO)

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 clarifying and strengthening the scope and reach of health systems research (also health policy and systems research). Continue reading