Documentary film on Sundarbans and Photovoice booklet produced by FHS partner the Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) University have created a splash in the Indian media.Read More
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.
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.Read More
A simple initiative of recognising best performing health workers has brought smiles to the faces of midwives in the eastern Uganda districts of Kamuli, Pallisa and Kibuku. The initiative sees the three best performing health workers and health facilities recognised at the bi annual health workers symposium in each of the three districts.Read More
A Fragile Existence: Lives of the Women and Children of the Indian Sundarbans. A Documentary Film & Photo Voice Collection
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
A 28 March 2015 article in The Statesman highlights the neglect of mental health needs in the Indian Sundarbans. Research from FHS Partner, the Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), shows the alarming number of recorded suicides in this highly insecure region.Read More
Anthropological engagements with the international Ebola response highlight important questions concerning the role and value of anthropology in health emergencies. These questions hold implications for understanding broader tensions that can arise at the intersection of anthropological and global health practice.Read More
A recent article in Business India magazine draws on research in the Indian Sundarbans carried out by FHS India partner, the Indian Institute of Health Management and Research (IIHMR), to highlight the urgent and neglected health care needs of children living in the region.Read More
Future Health Systems and Africa Hub partners will be participating at the ResUp MeetUp Symposium and Training Exchange in Nairobi from 9 to 12 February 2015, which will bring together members of the ResUp MeetUp community to share learning and best practice, and build capacity for research uptakeRead More