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HSG Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

November 8 @ 8:00 am - November 12 @ 5:00 pm

The event will bring together over 2,000 policy-makers, practitioners and researchers from more than 100 countries to explore how we can build health systems which improve people's health and are socially just. Location: Dubai.

Re-imagining health systems for better health and social justice

Ten years on from the First Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, health systems around the world are still far from achieving the Sustainable Development Goal to “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”.

They remain predominantly sick care systems - disconnected from the broader upstream forces influencing health. A fundamental paradigm shift is needed if health systems are to be equipped to address complex and interconnected health and development challenges.

The Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2020) will seek to break old silos and re-orient health systems to address public health and engage the political, social, and environmental forces that perpetuate health inequities and social injustices. It will explore how technological, data and social innovations can address these challenges, and how health systems research can support essential transformations in health systems.

HSR2020 will be a catalytic platform for sharing knowledge and experiences, raising awareness and advocating for change, building capacity, and developing partnerships for action.

Whether you work in policy, practice, research, advocacy or education; whether you are concerned about health systems, humanitarian health, social protection, environmental sustainability and climate change, data science, ethics, political economy, social science, media or more, we invite you to join us to learn, share, and inform the transformation of health systems.


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November 8 @ 8:00 am
November 12 @ 5:00 pm
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