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.

HSG is a membership organisation that aims to build globally connected health systems research and policy communities contribute for better health, equity and wellbeing. It convenes researchers, policymakers and implementers from around the world to develop the field of health systems research and unleash their collective capacity to create, share and apply knowledge to strengthen health systems.

Priorities for the HSG communications team include leading HSG communications activities for the Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Liverpool, UK, on 8 – 12 October 2018, membership growhth, regional engagement, working with the media, advocating for HPSR, and engagement and relationship building with HSG’s Thematic Working Groups to communicate and support their work, and, crucially, strengthen the links between them.

Key contacts

Tom Barker

Senior Health & Nutrition Convenor


+44 (0)1273 915717

Project details

start date
1 March 2016
end date
31 December 2018


Supported by
Health Systems Global

About this project



Sophie Marsden

Communications and Impact Officer

Recent work

Past Event

Re-imagining health systems for better health and social justice

We are pleased to announce that registration to the Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2020) is now open. The Symposium 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...

From 8 November 2020 until 12 November 2020


Insights from health systems under stress

Health systems around the world are straining under the impact of Covid-19. As the pandemic progresses it is evident that there is much for health systems across the world to learn from each other from these shared experiences, and that when a global pandemic hits the differences between high,...

30 April 2020


Participate in the 2020 Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

In November 2020, IDS, and over 2,000 fellow members and partners from over 140 countries will meet in Dubai for the biennial Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (#HSR2020). The Symposium is co-sponsored by Health Systems Global (HSG) – the international membership society for...

7 January 2020


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

Impact Story

Mutual learning and accountability for universal health coverage

Ensuring everyone in the world has access to decent healthcare is the concept behind universal health coverage. This ambition is part of the Global Goals, but has been on international agendas since 1978, when the Alma-Ata Declaration identified primary healthcare as key to attaining health for...

9 July 2019