Satellite Session of the Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research
The Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2020) will bring together over 2,000 policy-makers, practitioners and researchers from more than 100 countries to explore how we can build health systems which improve people's health and are socially just. The symposium intends to play a catalytic role in convening a global community dedicated to strengthening health systems and building the field of health systems research.
The symposium will take place in three phases.
- Phase One - from 8 - 12 November 2020 - features live and on-demand sessions, including plenaries, parallel sessions, skills building sessions, special panels, and virtual networking.
- Phase Two - from 25 November 2020 - March 2021 - will consist of fortnightly parallel sessions to promote and facilitate exchange and community building around the HSR2020 sub-themes.
- Phase Three - a culminating event to synthesize the main learnings from HSR2020 will take place in March 2021. This will be by invitation only.
Satellite Session: A focus on equity in health systems practice, research and policy in Asia – what are we learning?
This satellite session sponsored by China Medical Board (CMB) will be facilitated by Health Systems Global (HSG) Board Member Dr. Kaaren Mathias and Thematic Working Group (TWG) Social Science Approaches for Research and Engagement in Health Policy and Systems (SHAPES) member, Dr. Devaki Nambiar of the George Institute for Global Health, India. This satellite session is scheduled on 9th November 2020 at 01:15 PM - 03:15 PM Dubai time (02:45 PM- 04:45 PM IST).
This satellite session seeks to build the field of health equity research in the Asian region by presenting diverse approaches that increase equity in Asia, examining ways that equity can be built into public health measures (Indonesia), evidence synthesis (Thailand) or citizen engagement in health policy (Bangladesh) as well as measuring, identifying and addressing inequalities for disadvantaged populations (ethnic minorities in Vietnam, adolescents in India, and non-citizens in Malaysia). Breakout sessions will profile case studies from six Asian countries, we will then discuss and explore ways to build South-South collaboration and capacity for health equity practice, policy and research in Asia.
There will be an overview plenary, followed by breakout sessions that will profile case studies from six Asian countries, with time for discussion on lessons learned and ways ahead. The session culminates with discussant-led debriefs of group discussions, and an exploration of ways to build South-South collaboration and capacity for health equity practice, policy and research in Asia.