Future Health Systems Research Programme Consortium

start date
2 March 2015

Future Health Systems (FHS) is a research consortium working to improve access, affordability and quality of health services for the poor.

Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) since 2005, FHS  is a partnership of leading research institutes from across the globe working in a variety of contexts to build resilient health systems for the future in Bangladesh, Uganda, China, India, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ethiopia.

Future Health Systems website


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Annie Lowden

Project Manager

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Annie Wilkinson

Research Fellow

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Gerald Bloom

Research Fellow

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Henry Lucas

Research Fellow

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Jeremy Allouche

Professorial Fellow

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Karine Gatellier

Nutrition Convenor

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Leah Murphy

Health and Education Convenor

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Linda Waldman

Director of Teaching and Learning



Health Systems Global Communications

IDS is working with Health Systems Global (HSG) to develop communications, share messages and engage with its members and the global community.

Recent work


UNGA74: governments must commit to social science for ‘health for all’

As global leaders come together for the 74th UN General Assembly, a major focus will be the High-Level Meeting: ‘Universal Health Coverage: Moving Together to Build a Healthier World’ on 23 September. This is a global opportunity to mobilise the highest political support for the achievement...

19 September 2019


Recommendations for G20 on achieving Universal Health Coverage

Recommendations from a group of health experts, including IDS Research Fellow Dr Gerald Bloom, highlight the vital role that the G20, who are due to gather in Japan in June 2019, can play in achieving universal health coverage (UHC).  UHC is a key target articulated in the United Global Goals...

24 May 2019


A Practical Guide to Implementation Research on Health Systems

This is an open access resource targeted primarily at post-graduate students intending to undertake field research on health systems interventions in resource-poor environments. The book consists of twelve chapters addressing theory, methodology, analysis, and influencing policy. Each...

Merrick Zwarenstein

1 March 2019


Children of an Uncertain Climate

Child health is extremely vulnerable in the Indian Sundarbans region due to its problems of geographical inaccessibility and economic vulnerability. Climate change is an extra burden to the already existing vulnerabilities. It is evident that the routine services provided by the existing health...

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Upasana Ghosh & 2 others

11 February 2019