On 19 June 2019, FHS partner the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre (SLURC) convened a high-level conference on the theme 'Urban Transformations in Sierra Leone'. The conference was structured around four key thematic areas - Urban Health, Urban Livelihoods and the City Economy, Urban Vulnerability and Resilience, and Land and Planning.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.
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FHS is pleased to share that a film produced by the FHS India team - Children of an Uncertain Climate – is to be shown at the World Conference on Health and Climate Change, which takes place on 15 – 16 April 2019 in Cannes, France.Read More
Future Health Systems partner, Liberia Center for Outcomes Research in Mental Health (LICORMH), conducted a study on "Community Resilience in Liberia: Understanding its Role in Building from the Ebola Epidemic" between November 2017 and March 2018.
Today’s coverage of the study in the New Republic Newspaper highlights how important it is for policy makers to consider these findings to help rebuild the health care system in Liberia, and conveys some key recommendations on how to do so.
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New Republic: “Invest In Health Sector”
The Makerere University School of Public Health, has spent the last two years developing a community scorecard for Kibuku district in Uganda. Recent coverage on Ugandan television has highlighted the intervention’s contribution to improvements in maternal and newborn health service delivery, bolstered by the strength of partnerships with community members and officials at local and national levels.Read More
Future Health Systems is pleased to announce the launch of a new film produced by the FHS India team. The film, titled Children of an Uncertain Climate is based on an FHS study titled ‘Decoding Child Health Impact under Climate Crisis.’This short film identifies the pathways by which Climate Change is impacting the child health in Indian Sundarbans – a climatically vulnerable setting.Read More
Future Health Systems members are excited to be contributing to the [Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, which takes place from 8 – 12 October, 2018 in Liverpool, UK. This news item highlights the schedule of panel sessions, oral sessions and skills-building sessions that FHS members are participating in.Read More
FHS partner Makerere University School of Public Health is undertaking a Community Score Cards study, which is contributing to research on how leaders can work with the community and health workers to improve maternal and newborn health in Kibuku District. The use of the Community Score Card tool – a two-way and ongoing participatory tool for assessment, planning, monitoring and evaluation - aims to improve the performance of facilities and accountability by the different stakeholders who are responsible for improving the performance of facilities.
We are pleased to share two new films, produced by MakSPH, highlighting the research undertaken in Kibuku using the Community Score Card tool.Read More
The Innovations for UHC Conclave, organised by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Amref Health Africa, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), NITI Aayog, and Health Systems Global (HSG) took place on June 11th and 12th in Bangalore, India. The event brought together technology innovators, investors, government officials, public and private sector health service providers from India and Africa to share insights and strategies on ways to leverage the transformational potential of health innovations and accelerate progress towards achieving UHC in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) in Asia and Africa.Read More
New IDS Bulletin on 'Accountability for Health Equity: Galvanising a Movement for Universal Health Coverage'
FHS is pleased to announce the publication of the IDS Bulletin on ‘Accountability for Health Equity: Galvanising a Movement for Universal Health Coverage.
In July 2017, FHS partnered with the Institute of Development Studies, Health Systems Global, Unequal Voices, the Open Society Foundations and the Impact initiative to organise a workshop on ‘Unpicking Power and Politics for Transformative Change: Towards Accountability for Health Equity’, with the aim of generating dialogue and mutual learning among activists, researchers, policymakers, and funders working towards more equitable health systems and a commitment to Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The IDS Bulletin is based around three principal themes that emerged from the workshop.Read More
In May 2018, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), UK, in collaboration with Future Health Systems, the Impact Initiative, the Open Society Foundations, and Unequal Voices, will publish a new edition of the IDS Bulletin focusing on ‘Accountability for Health Equity’, which places relationships of power at the centre of our understanding of how health systems function – or don’t – for all levels of society.Read More