The first-ever, World Report on Health Policy and Systems Research, was launched on 25 April 2017, at a special meeting, organized to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the inception of the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research. The meeting was co-hosted by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and was co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank.
The report describes the evolution of the field and provides figures on the number of publications produced, funding trends and institutional capacity in Low Income Countries (LMICs)to conduct HPSR.
It provides insight into how the multidisciplinary and systems approach used in HPSR can help countries advance the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) agenda. In the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) era, where tackling inequity is centre stage, the report provides practical and insightful recommendations on how to reorient health research so that it may respond more effectively to public health challenges on a national and global level.
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