• Participating in the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

    Participating in the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

  • Sharing and disseminating HPSR conceptual and methodological innovations

    Sharing and disseminating HPSR conceptual and methodological innovations

  • Participating in the 3rd Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

    Participating in the 3rd Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

  • Building an intellectual hub for HPSR in Cape Town South Africa

    Building an intellectual hub for HPSR in Cape Town South Africa

  • CHESAI retreats

    CHESAI retreats

  • Participating in the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

    Participating in the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

  • Building an intellectual hub for HPSR in Cape Town South Africa

    Building an intellectual hub for HPSR in Cape Town South Africa

  • CHESAI retreats

    CHESAI retreats

  • Supporting African HSPR capacity development

    Supporting African HSPR capacity development

  • CHESAI retreats

    CHESAI retreats

Latest CHESAI Activities

In search of health system strengthening algorithms

In the Daily Maverick of 16 October 2018, Mark Heywood wrote: “The greatest tragedy, though, is that when it comes to the cause of the (South African) health system’s sickness we have the diagnosis, we have the knowledge, we even have the resources. We also have a mountain of barely considered expert reports suggesting solutions. But we don`t have an algorithm between the problem and the solution”. This, our pursuit of the “HOW”, the algorithms between the problems and the solutions, was a shared quest with those at the 5th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, held in Liverpool, UK in October this year.

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Collaboration for Health Systems Analysis and Innovation

A collaborative of health policy and systems researchers based in the Western Cape, South Africa, with a focus on strengthening the health policy and systems research field through conceptual and methodological development, as well as interdisciplinary and multisectoral engagement.

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Inter-sectoral collaboration and action

  • Adeleye OA, Ofili AN. (2010). Strengthening Inter-sectoral Collaboration for Primary Health Care in Developing Countries: Can the Health Sector Play Broader Roles? Journal of Environmental and Public Health, doi:10.1155/2010/272896  [View]
  • Fabbro LD, Minniss FR, Ehrlich C, Kendall E. (2016). Political Challenges in Complex Place-Based Health Promotion Partnerships: Lessons From an Exploratory Case Study in a Disadvantaged Area of Queensland, Australia. International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 37:1 [View]
  • Kim SS, Avula R, Ved R, Kohli N, Singh K, Van den Bold M, Kadiyala S, Menon P. (2017).Understanding the role of inter-sectoral convergence in the delivery of essential maternal and child nutrition interventions in Odisha, India: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health,17:161 [View]
  • Lasker RD, Weiss ES, Miller R. (2001). Partnership synergy: a practical framework for studying and strengthening the collaborative advantage. The Milbank Quarterly, 79:2 [View]