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News: Advancing Health for All at the Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

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During the Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, Chemonics health experts are joining more than 2,000 delegates to discuss new ways of financing health care, delivering services, and advancing universal health-care coverage.

At least half of the world’s population still doesn’t have access to essential health services. Achieving health care for all will require tackling the underlying challenges to realizing strong and resilient health systems — from financial protection for vulnerable populations to human resources for health coverage. Chemonics is sponsoring and presenting at the largest international gathering on health systems to share its perspective on these and other issues.

From October 8 to 12, Chemonics health experts are joining policymakers, fellow implementers, and researchers at the Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2018) in Liverpool, United Kingdom, to discuss progress toward universal health coverage and achievement of the sustainable development goals. Drawing on decades of multi-sectoral program implementation experience, Chemonics will share how our projects put “systems thinking” into practice and craft solutions that are integrated, inclusive, and stakeholder-led.

“Chemonics is working to achieve universal health coverage by collaborating with stakeholders on new approaches to health financing, service delivery, and health workforce development,” said Michelle Gardner, Senior Vice President of Chemonics’ Global Health Division. “As an exhibitor and presenter at HSR2018, we’re excited to tap into our global experience to shape conversations around health system resilience and progress toward health for all.”

Four satellite sessions will highlight work by Chemonics staff and partners on USAID’s HRH2030 (Human Resources for Health in 2030) program:

  • Strategies for Health Worker Remuneration: Ensuring impact and sustainability of investments for achieving HIV epidemic control and advancing universal health coverage Monday, October 8 (9-11 a.m.) – Hosted by USAID in collaboration with the Office of Global AIDS Coordinator, Centers for Disease Control, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, featuring HRH2030/Open Development
  • Making the Economic Argument for Investing in a Robust Health Workforce: From Evidence to Multisectoral Action Monday, October 8 (9-11 a.m.) – Hosted by HRH2030, featuring HRH2030/University Research Co., LLC Director of Research and Evaluation Eckhard Kleinau
  • Deconstructing the Gender Bias in the Health Workforce: Why few women attain leadership positions Monday, October 8 (12-2 p.m.) – Hosted by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and HRH2030, featuring HRH2030/Chemonics Gender Lead Samantha Law
  • Targeting Youth for Careers in Health: Identifying strategies that address the youth bulge and the global health workforce shortage Monday, October 8 (3-5 p.m.) – Hosted by HRH2030, featuring HRH2030/Chemonics Technical Director Rachel Deussom

Follow the conversation on social media with the #HSR2018 hashtag. If you’re attending, swing by the Chemonics booth #53. For more information on HRH2030, visit and follow @HRH2030Program.