The Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2018) will take place at the ACC in Liverpool, UK from 8 to 12 October, 2018, bringing together approximately 2,000 health systems researchers, policymakers and practitioners from around the world. Read more about the theme of the Symposium – Advancing Health Systems for All in the SDG Era.
HSR2018 will be hosted by Health Systems Global, co-sponsors, supporters and a consortium of UK organizations led by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. In addition, a number of organizing committees contribute to the smooth organization and running of the Symposium.
The Alma Ata vision of ‘Health for All’ remains as compelling today as it was in 1978, as reflected in the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 health goal. But the world has changed in forty years. Despite improved health outcomes, there remain extraordinary challenges for health equity and social inclusion, such as demographic and disease transitions, conflicts and their subsequent migrations, pluralistic health systems and markets, and climate change. Political systems still marginalize those most in need. Yet there are new opportunities for health systems to achieve universal coverage.
The Fifth Global Symposium will advance conversations and collaborations on new ways of financing health, delivering services and engaging the health workforce, new social and political alliances, and new applications of technologies to promote health for all.