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Urbanization and the learning agenda for health systems research: insights from Future Health Systems

Future Health Systems

Projections about urbanization are staggering: 55% of the world’s population already live in urban areas, and by 2050 this is predicted to rise to 68% with almost 90% of the growth happening in Asia and Africa. The implications for health are huge, as is the learning agenda for health systems research.

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Dimensions of equitable eHealth: how can we take it to the next level?

Future Health Systems

There are about 7 billion mobile users globally, and no less than 95% of people are covered by at least 2G network. Via smartphones, people have access to over 40,000 health apps. As a result, globally there is much interest in eHealth, especially in addressing various barriers related to access to healthcare. However, from the health equity standpoint, we have to ask, who has access to quality health information through electronic platforms (eHealth)?

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FHS Young Researchers mHealth workshop

Future Health Systems

The FHS Young Researcher programme brought together three grantees for a workshop in Baltimore during January: Tianyang Liu from the China National Health Development Research Center, Francis Nzakimuena from the University of Kinshasa School of Public Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Md. Shahnawaz from Institute of Health Management Research in India. All three are working on projects that incorporate aspects of mHealth. The fourth grantee is Jackline Sitienei from Moi University in Kenya.

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