In a fully booked main auditorium of Erasmus Medical Center, the Dutch National Ebola Debate took place on Monday 20 October, with many of the key stakeholders from the ebola science and emergency communities present. In several presentations the current state of affairs was discussed and an urgent call for action was mounted, primarily to support the international efforts in West-Africa with self-managing teams, but also to take stock of the various procedures for prevention and management worldwide. ‘It’s is false to think this is an African story’, virology prof. Eric Van Gorp stressed, ‘this is a global affair which concerns us all. We need to face this scourge together’.”
Nationaal ebola actualiteitencafé op 20 oktober in Rotterdam On October 20, RGHI and Erasmus MC will host the national ebola urgency debate. Time: 12-14h, Location: Erasmus MC, main lecture hall 2 (new education building). Event is organised together with RIVM/VWS, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cordaid, MSF, and Netherlands Platform for Global Health Policy and Health Systems Research. Please register firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend.read more
RGHI pushes innovations debate during Capetown Health Systems Global Conference on “People-centered health systems”RGHI Administrator 14/09/2014
On September 30, 15-17h, RGHi will co-host the special session ‘Disrupt in Order to Sustain’ during the global health systems research conference in Capetown, South Africa. Together with the Netherlands Platform for Global Health Policy and Health Systems Research we will address the key innovations which are urgently needed to advance global health much more structurally. See also the film we made in May 2013, when we launched this debateread more
On Sept 3, 2014, WHO lead expert on Universal Health Coverage, Joe Kutzin, engaged in a lively debate organised by the Netherlands Platform and RGHI in Rotterdam. In the presence of health systems researchers, postdocs and health systems reform implementers, Kutzin discussed the progress made in the UHC policy agenda but also tackled a number of pitfalls to avoid. He shared several clear messages with the audience.
2nd Global Health Systems Research Symposium in Beijing: new aspirations for research on health reform and universal health coverageRGHI Administrator 01/11/2012
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.