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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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Future Health Systems at Forum 2015

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Future Health Systems researcher Nasreen Jessani from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health will be chairing a panel session at the Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health 2015, which is taking place in the Philppines on August 24 - 27.

The Panel is titled 'The network approach to strengthening health systems research capacity: experiences from the global South', and will be taking place on Wednesday, August 26th, from 16:30 - 17:45 in Meeting Room 4 at the Philippine International Convention Centre, Manila.

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David Peters on Strengthening Health Systems: lessons from Ebola

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FHS Reseacher David Peters, from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, presented on Strengthening Health Systems at the UK's Department for International Development. In his presentation David discusses how lesson learning from responses to the recent ebola outbreak in West Africa can strengthen health systems.

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A Fragile Existence: Lives of the Women and Children of the Indian Sundarbans. A Documentary Film & Photo Voice Collection

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The resilience of the poor communities of the Indian Sundarbans is challenged on daily basis by the ‘wicked’ problem of climatic shocks and poverty, which are exacerbated by a weak health system. No one is closer to this knife edge than the children and women of the Indian Sundarbans.

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FHS Uganda Study Attracts Health Ministry’s Attention

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Preliminary lessons from the Maternal and Neonatal Implementation for Equitable Systems Study (MANIFEST) being implemented by the Makerere University School of Public Health in eastern Uganda have started attracting attention from the country’s Health ministry.

This was manifested this month when the FHS Uganda Team Leader Dr Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho presented early implementation lessons from the study to the ministry’s maternal and child health technical working group.

Reacting to the presentation, ministry officials requested the study team to furnish them with the challenges that community health workers, also known as Village Health Teams (VHTs), are finding with the registers which complements the health management information system data.

In her presentation, Dr Ekirapa-Kiracho, said MANIFEST had observed that the VHT register was complicated and needed to be simplified, given the low level of education for most of the community health workers.

IIHMR University course now available in an e-textbook format

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The Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) University's course on "Climate Change , Society and Health", has now been converted into an e-textbook and it is now available on the ARCADE website. This work has been done through the ARCADE project, with significant contributions from Fututre Health Systems (FHS) colleague, Upasona Ghosh, along with Professor Kanjailal. 

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