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

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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

Research themes

Recent work

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


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


Naming the moment

There is all too often a lack of historical perspective and institutional memory in contemporary debates on health systems strengthening, or in the planning of interventions designed to improve accountability mechanisms at local, national or global level.

4 October 2017


Call for Health Systems Global Media Fellowship Programme

Health Systems Global has launched a call for its first Media Fellowships Programme. This is an opportunity for journalists to engage and build relationships within the community and report on some of the biggest issues and challenges facing the global community in a rapidly changing world. The...

11 August 2017


New film advocates for health policy and systems research

A new film by Health Systems Global and the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research shows the vital role health policy and systems research (HPSR) plays in building stronger and more equitable health systems around the world.

9 May 2017