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FHS partners meet to discuss work on health systems accountability, resilience and equity

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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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FHS partners meet to discuss work on health systems accountability, resilience and equity

Future Health Systems

On 17-18 July 2017, FHS partners met at the Institute of Development Studies in Brighton, UK, to take forward work on deepening equity analysis; extending primary research on community empowerment strategies; and applying FHS learning to strengthen health system resilience.

Also in July, FHS participated in a workshop on health systems resilience with colleagues from the RESYST and REBUILD research programme consortia, as well as representatives from the UK Department for International Development (DFID), to share learning and reflect on system stressors and resilience across a range of contexts.

During 2017-18, thanks to support from the UK Department for International Development (DFID), FHS is building upon the relationships, learning, and data already collected during its second phase of work (2012-16), but also exploring new directions and emerging topics that resonate with the FHS focus of addressing health inequities.

Alongside long standing partners from Bangladesh, China, India, Uganda, USA and UK, FHS has engaged new partners from the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre at Njala University; the International Institute for Primary Health Care, Ethiopia; and the Liberia Center for Outcome Research on Mental Health.

FHS partners will share insights, learning and findings as they emerge during 2017 and 2018. Make sure you subscribe to the FHS email newsletter; follow FHS on Twitter; and like FHS on Facebook to keep up to date on FHS’ work.