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HPSR capacity building,
an integral part of health system strengthening in Low- and Middle-Income
Countries (LMICs), was already gaining traction in recent times and the
COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted its importance in developing
effective and resilient health systems.
Last year in March, a few
of us made a call to action for stre...
Within the global health community, the
need to decolonise global health is becoming increasingly clear, and indeed, the
idea may soon become a “universally acknowledged truth” (which may, admittedly,
take years to actualise).
When we talk about decolonising global
health however, the focus is often on the Global South, representation
At the beginning of November, a group of policy-makers, experts and
health practitioners convened in Beirut, Lebanon, to exchange on the Eastern
Mediterranean region’s governance challenges, and to launch the first Regional
chapter of the Health Systems Governance Collaborative. Countries
in the Region have been grappling with health system g...
The best statements collected (see also on Twitter hashtag #WLGH18):
“Our ceiling must be the floor of those who come after us”.
“If you don’t get a seat at the table, pull up a folding chair and if they won’t let you, just sit on the table”
“When a man interrupts you, keep talking. Don’t make an eye contact & pretend you did...
In the year 2017, “Gender equality” was undoubtedly one of the hot topics that was discussed and debated both on online spaces as well as in global events. As the year closed, the appointment of the UNICEF’s new executive director Henrietta Fore and 7 new women to WHO’s leadership team drew wide attention and accolades in global developm...
Last week at the UHC Forum 2017 in Tokyo, the Health Systems Governance Collaborative and the UHC Partnership launched the Bold Moves Campaign and issued a manifesto calling for a “radical rethink” of governance and collaboration strategies. Emboldened and inspired by the manifesto, we decided right away to answer the call, and spin some ide...
It appears these are the times of “angry young women” who are tired of being ridiculed, ignored, or worse, harassed or bullied… the conference on global health women leadership certainly came timely. 390 women and 20 (!) men gathered in Stanford on the 12th of October. And indeed, in the morning, there was a hoo-hoo-hoo-hooray atmosphere (...
In this short piece, I’ll try to critically self-reflect on my own practice as lecturer health policy analysis at the Institute of Tropical Medicine. (No worries, I’m a social scientist: we do self-reflection and meta-analysis for a living 🙂 )
For some time now, something in the back of my mind has been nagging me: the feeling that it ca...
Last week, I attended the MAGic2015 conference at the University of Sussex (UK). Social anthropologists convened to discuss “Anthropology and Global Health: interrogating theory, policy and practice”. (I will spare you my talk which was about methodology – in case you’re interested, we can discuss it someday over a good glass of wine)....