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Future Health Systems is a research consortium working to improve access, affordability and quality of health services for the poor. We are a partnership of leading research institutes from across the globe working in a variety of contexts: in low-income countries (Bangladesh, Uganda), middle-income countries (China, India) and fragile states (Afghanistan) to build resilient health systems for the future. After a successful first five-year phase from 2006-2011 (see our success stories), we are entering a new six-year phase of research, funded mainly by UK aid.

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Deadline approaching to submit abstracts to the Private Sector in Health Symposium

Future Health Systems

Two heads and cogs motif from Private Sector in Health logoThe deadline for submitting abstracts to the upcoming Private Sector in Health Sympsium is just over two weeks away, 22 January 2013.

The one-day symposium wil take place before the iHEA World Congress in Sydney, Australia on 6 July 2013. The symposium 'will be a dialogue between researchers, implementers, donors, and policy makers with the goal of moving forward discussions on the performance of health markets in low- and middle-income countries and of interventions aimed at improving this performance.'

Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words, and should fall under at least one of the key thematic areas for the symposium, which are:

  1. Paying for private care: The private sector and health financing
  2. Good, bad, or indistinguishable: Quality of care in the private sector
  3. Building institutions for influencing private sector performance
  4. Health markets and the poor: Moving towards universal access?
  5. The evolution of the global health marketplace: Implications for health systems
  6. Using metrics to understand the role of the private health sector as part of the health system
  7. Juxtaposing private health care in low-income and high-income countries

Limited scholarships will be made available from selected abstracts whose authors are from a low- or middle-income country and who can demonstrate need. Find out more on the Private Sector in Health website.

Members of the Future Health Systems consortium, David Bishai and Gerry Bloom, have taken up the stewardship of this year's symposium. Historically, the leadership has rotated among scientific committee members. To receive updates about the Symposium, register on their website.