Webinar: AHPSR: The only way forward is to learn

30 August, 2021

Dear HIFA colleagues,

Here is an interesting webinar from the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, with much to be learned in relation to our three ongoing HIFA projects (COVID, Essential Health Services, Quality health services) supported by University of Edinburgh and WHO. I would like to invite a HIFA member to represent HIFA at this event and share your observations with us afterwards. neil@hifa.org


Webinar: The only way forward is to learn

6 September 2021, 13:30-15:00 CEST (Geneva time)

Launching the Alliance flagship report on learning health systems

Learning is widely recognized to be fundamental to health systems strengthening and the achievement of health goals. Never has this been clearer than in the case of the COVID-19 pandemic, in which health systems that have learned – from experience and from available science and knowledge – have often coped better.

But what does it mean to be a learning health system? Constructive discussions and action on learning health systems have been held back by the lack of a shared and comprehensive understanding of the issue.

This webinar launches the new flagship report from the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research - Learning healthh systems: pathways to progress - that outlines a frammework for how learning occurs in health systems and also the practical actions that can be taken to strengthen learning within health systems. It features presentations and discussions from the report’s authors and contributors, including policy-makers with on-the-ground experience building learning health systems.

Participants include:

Dr Seye ABIMBOLA, Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health, University of Sydney

Prof. Irene AGYEPONG, Dodowa Health Research Center and member of the Faculty of Public Health of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeon

Dr Abdul GHAFFAR, Executive Director, Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, World Health Organization

Dr Chikwe IHEKWEAZU, Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control

Dr Wuleta LEMMA, Honorary Director, Center for Global Digital Health and AI, Wollo University

Prof. David PETERS, Edgar Berman Chair in International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr Leslie ROLLOCK, Senior Medical Officer of Health, Ministry of Health and Wellness of Barbados

Dr Kabir SHEIKH, Policy Advisor, Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, World Health Organization

Dr Soumya SWAMINATHAN, Chief Scientist, World Health Organization

Register to join the webinar and to receive an advance copy of the report



Neil Pakenham-Walsh, HIFA Coordinator, neil@hifa.org www.hifa.org