• 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

CHESAI sessions at Liverpool 2018

We will be involved in various satellite and organized sessions at the 5th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, Liverpool, 8th - 12th October 2018.

We hope you will join us!   

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Muddling through meanings: doing discourse analysis in health policy research (part 1)

Policy documents are not a collection of “self-evident truths”. Instead, their content reflects a complex interplay of ideas, ideologies, power relationships and contexts. A deeper analysis of these documents, possible through discourse analysis, is necessary to illuminate the role of these factors in the policy process.

In the first of this two-part blog, Ida Okeyo, Sudha Ramani, and Eleanor Whyle, health policy analysis fellows under the programme of the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research to strengthen health policy analysis capacity in low- and middle-income countries, discuss their understanding of discourse analysis concepts for health policy research.

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Muddling through meanings: doing discourse analysis in health policy research (part 2)

Discourse analysis offers a way of analysing ideas, ideologies, power relationships and contexts; of considering the role of language, rhetoric, narratives and framing to get a better understanding of the policy processes. But how does one conceptulise a discourse analysis study and choose the right methodological approach?

In this final part of their two-part blog, Ida Okeyo, Sudha Ramani and Eleanor Whyle share some lessons.

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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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Vancouver, here we come!

CHESAI

Researchers and educators from CHESAI are looking forward to a very active 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research. As a collective, but also in collaboration with colleagues from other networks and organisations, we will be participating in a host of oral presentations, satelite & organised sessions, multimedia presentations and poster displays.

We would love to meet up with you in Vancouver. Please continue reading to see what we will be up to and where you can find us.

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CHESAI in Vancouver 11Nov

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