Side event at the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva on 21 May...
The Health Systems Governance Collaborative was born out of the urgent need for collective action in the field of governance. The Collaborative is set up to work as a global network, and is made up of participants from various backgrounds: technical experts, agencies, policy makers and citizens’ representatives. It is open to all stakeholders seriously interested in advancing health systems governance.
It seeks to provide a reflexive context for addressing locally relevant governance problems, and build theory from action and local practices. It is committed to develop a bold vision of collaboration, drawing actively on existing networks and communities of practice. The Collaborative is connected to the UHC2030 platform as one of the latter’s participating networks, to guarantee maximum synergy between local and global experiences.
Two initial topics will be explored in the coming year; they reflect critical questions put forward by both scholars and practitioners in the field:
- The changing roles and governance capacities of ministries of health, faced with multiple local, national and global challenges and opportunities
- Frameworks, dimensions and measures of governance that will support an actionable governance agenda in the health system.
The Collaborative has just released its first newsletter, where all information for joining the network can be found.