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Sharing evidence for strong health systems at global symposium

Published on
October 09, 2018
IDRC shares expertise at the fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Liverpool, U.K.

More than 2,000 global health leaders and practitioners from around the world gather every two years to exchange policy-relevant research findings and results at the Global Symposium on Health Systems Research. The event’s fifth edition, taking place in Liverpool, U.K. from October 8-12, is focused on advancing health systems for all in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

IDRC representatives and research partners will share their expertise and research findings about helping to achieve the health-related SDGs at several events and panels.

IDRC is also hosting several events, including:

  • The launch of a supplement in the International Journal for Equity in Health on the role of non-state providers in achieving universal health coverage. The supplement showcases analytical case studies assessing the performance of non-government health-service providers and their contribution to public health goals.
  • The advance launch of a supplement in the Journal of Public Health that unpacks the gender and equity dimensions of eHealth and mHealth in low and middle-income countries. At this event co-hosted by Oxford University Press, authors will discuss IDRC-supported research carried out in seven countries, including Burkina Faso, Lebanon, Peru, and Vietnam.

IDRC is a regular supporter of this biannual symposium. This year more than 100 partners supported by IDRC and the Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa initiative are attending the symposium. Their participation enriches debates and helps to develop networks with researchers and decision-makers from around the world.

Read more about IDRC’s Maternal and Child Health program and the Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa initiative.