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2nd Global Health Systems Research Symposium in Beijing: new aspirations for research on health reform and universal health coverage

The 2nd Global HSR Symposium which took place in Beijing from October 30-November 3, 2012, turned out to be a very stimulating event. Over 1750 participants from all continents gathered to explore the pros and cons of the latest health policy trend: Universal Health Coverage. Those of us who still remember ‘Health for All by the Year 2000’ may have wondered what was new, but five great plenaries and almost 200 break-out sessions made clear that the global health research community is vibrant, critical, and willing to take on new methodological and policy challenges. The congress also saw the launch of a new Society ‘Health Systems Global’. RGHI participated and helped chair a number of sessions.

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RGHI Administrator2nd Global Health Systems Research Symposium in Beijing: new aspirations for research on health reform and universal health coverage

Terug naar de voorhoede van gezondheidsinnovatie. Kies voor een Global Health orientatie op gezondheid

Een echte innovatie agenda begint ermee de debatten rond een aantal grote thema’s zoals gezondheidszorg echt anders in te richten. Hiertoe doet een grote coalitie van gezondheidszorginstellingen en kenniscentra een oproep aan de informateurs. De coalitie pleit voor een omslag van gezondheidskosten naar een batenagenda en een nieuwe global health oriëntatie op gezondheid en zorg. Nederland moet uit de schulp als het gaat om inzet van onze kennis op de grote gezondheidsthema’s. De coalitie pleit voor een NL regering die daar rugdekking aan geeft en hierdoor ook veel meer kansen biedt voor de vele kleine vernieuwende bedrijven die Nederland op het terrein van gezondheid rijk is. Een gerichte global health oriëntatie kan voeding geven aan een topsectoren-plus beleid dat kennisvernieuwing, research en innovatieve kleinere gezondheidsbedrijven ruimte biedt om oplossingen voor de grote gezondheidsuitdagingen te ontwikkelen.

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RGHI AdministratorTerug naar de voorhoede van gezondheidsinnovatie. Kies voor een Global Health orientatie op gezondheid

Second round RGHI seed money grants to projects on health insurance, logistics, modeling and knowledge transfer

The steering committee of the Rotterdam Global Health Initiative has agreed five new project proposals for seed funding.

The winning proposals pertain to the RGHI research areas of health insurance, health logistics, global health knowledge transfer and modeling of some neglected disease control. The proposals each involve promising coalitions of RGHI partners, with strong external partners.

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RGHI AdministratorSecond round RGHI seed money grants to projects on health insurance, logistics, modeling and knowledge transfer

Prince Claus Chair: Access to Health Insurance congress 2012 at Erasmus University Rotterdam

On June 5th, 2012 Princess Máxima of The Netherlands attended the international Access to Health Insurance congress 2012. This gathering, organized by the Prince Claus Curatorium, ISS, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UNSGSA, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Rotterdam Global Health Initiative and the PharmAccess Foundation, attracted health practitioners, policy makers, financial experts, academics and consumer representatives from around the world.

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RGHI AdministratorPrince Claus Chair: Access to Health Insurance congress 2012 at Erasmus University Rotterdam

First round of RGHI seed money grants at 110.000 euros

Today, the steering committee of the Rotterdam Global Health Initiative has agreed four project proposals for seed funding. From among 10 proposals submitted, 7 were considered eligible and 4 were finally awarded.

The winning proposals cover the key research areas of RGHI and pertain to access to health and health financing; improving performance based financing and community involvement in health, health economics and poverty reduction and the development of equity as one of the pillars of RGHI research.

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RGHI AdministratorFirst round of RGHI seed money grants at 110.000 euros

Launch Rotterdam Global Health Initiative

Many health experts gathered Friday in Theater LantarenVenster in Rotterdam for the international launch of the Rotterdam Global Health Initiative (RGHI). The dynamic network character of the RGHi was nicely displayed by the presence of a large number of health researchers from the Netherlands and abroad: representatives of  the Ministries of Health and Foreign Affairs, the Alderman for Innovation and her civil servants of the City of Rotterdam; partners from international NGOs and Rotterdam businesses, and honorary guests from the embassees of Bangladesh, Mozambique, Nigeria and the Polish EU presidency.

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RGHI AdministratorLaunch Rotterdam Global Health Initiative