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FHS at the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, 14-18 November 2016


Future Health Systems is a research consortium working to improve access, affordability and quality of health services for the poor. We are a partnership of leading research institutes from across the globe working in a variety of contexts: in low-income countries (Bangladesh, Uganda), middle-income countries (China, India) and fragile states (Afghanistan) to build resilient health systems for the future. After a successful first five-year phase from 2006-2011 (see our success stories), we are entering a new six-year phase of research, funded mainly by UK aid.

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FHS at the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, 14-18 November 2016

Future Health Systems

Future Health Systems members are excited to be contributing to the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, which will be held in Vancouver, Canada, from 14 to 18 November 2016.

FHS is running a number of organised and skills building sessions, as well as presenting and sharing posters about our work.

Organised sessions:

Multimedia strand

Skills building sessions

  • A pragmatic guide to health systems implementation research


  • Governance of transnational health systems research consortia and health equity (Bridget Pratt)
  • Institutional collaboration is critical in building capacity for health systems research in low income countries: experience from the Africa Hub program (Chrispus Mayora)
  • Gender differentials in use of mobile phone based health services in rural Bangladesh (Fatema Khatun)
  • Building resilience through multisector partnerships: examining the practice of 'One Health' collaborations for zoonoses preparedness and response in India (Syed Shahid Abbas)


  • Promoting equity through health systems research in low- and middle-income countries: practices of researchers (Bridget Pratt)
  • Are women of Indian Sundarbans living in the dark? A gender analysis of eye health in the Indian Sundarbans for responsive health systems (Debjani Barman)
  • Tools and approaches for community engagement in implementation research: what works, for whom and for what purpose? (Douglas Glandon)
  • How can research engage with policymakers for improving healthcare for vulnerable populations? Learning from the knowledge intervention project in the Indian Sundarbans (Lalitha Swathi Vadrevu)
  • Factors influencing drug prescription practices of formal and informal healthcare providers in low- and middle-income countries (Md Hafizur Rahman)
  • The effect of a maternal and newborn intervention on birth preparedness and neonatal care practices in three rural districts in Uganda (Moses Tetui)
  • Can community saving groups usher in community health insurance in rural areas? A case study of three districts in Eastern Uganda (Mutebi Aloysius)
  • Enhancing evidence-informed decision making: strategies for engagement between public health faculty and policy makers in Kenya (Nasreen Jessani)
  • Understanding the resilience of informal health providers: a social network analysis from Indian Sundarbans (Rittika Bramhachari)
  • Assessment of causal relationship between predictors of newborn outcomes and maternal health utilization factors (Rornald Kananura)
  • Democratising knowledge to facilitate health systems’ responsiveness – a context driven participatory advocacy initiative (Shibaji Bose)
  • Mentorship capacity building using a facility cascade model: effect on quality of intrapartum care in three districts in eastern Uganda (Susanne Kiwanuka)
  • Identify the community healthcare support for elderly and the factors affecting their desired aging care models: Evidence from three districts of Beijing (Tianyang Liu)
  • Responsiveness of the health system towards climatic changes in Indian Sundarbans: challenges, learning and opportunities (Upasona Ghosh)
  • Model Study of County Clinicians’ Diagnosis and Treatment Behaviors – Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior (Xiaoning Hao)
  • Study on the Attitude towards the Influenza and Flu Vaccine as well as the Vaccination Intent among Healthcare Workers in Qingdao City, China (Zhi Liu)

At the FHS booth in the Symposium marketplace we will be highlighting our new Health Systems Heroes initiative, plus you will be able to find out more about our work, pick up copies of our materials, and meet our team.