• 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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Featured Resource: Practicing governance towards equity in LMIC health systems

A collection of papers in the International Journal for Equity in Health that explores the everyday practice of governance in the health systems of low- and middle-income countries.

  1. Helen Schneider and Nonhlanhla Nxumalo
    Leadership and governance of community health worker programmes at scale: a cross case analysis of provincial implementation in South Africa (Creative Commons licence, no changes made)
  2. Ermin Erasmus, Lucy Gilson, Veloshnee Govender and Moremi Nkosi
    Organisational culture and trust as influences over the implementation of equity-oriented policy in two South African case study hospitals (Creative Commons licence, no changes made)
  3. Aku Kwamie, Miriam Asiamah, Marta Schaaf and Irene Akua Agyepong
    Postings and transfers in the Ghanaian health system: a study of health workforce governance (Creative Commons licence, no changes made)
  4. Benjamin Tsofa, Catherine Goodman, Lucy Gilson and Sassy Molyneux
    Devolution and its effects on health workforce and commodities management – early implementation experiences in Kilifi County, Kenya (Creative Commons licence, no changes made)
  5. Kerry Scott, Asha S. George, Steven A. Harvey, Shinjini Mondal, Gupteswar Patel and Kabir Sheikh
    Negotiating power relations, gender equality, and collective agency: are village health committees transformative social spaces in northern India? (Creative Commons licence, no changes made)
  6. Vera Scott and Lucy Gilson
    Exploring how different modes of governance act across health system levels to influence primary healthcare facility managers’ use of information in decision-making: experience from Cape Town, South Africa (Creative Commons licence, no changes made)
  7. Benjamin Tsofa, Sassy Molyneux, Lucy Gilson and Catherine Goodman
    How does decentralisation affect health sector planning and financial management? a case study of early effects of devolution in Kilifi County, Kenya (Creative Commons licence, no changes made)
  8. Mary M. Nyikuri, Benjamin Tsofa, Philip Okoth, Edwine W. Barasa and Sassy Molyneux
    “We are toothless and hanging, but optimistic”: sub county managers’ experiences of rapid devolution in coastal Kenya (Creative Commons licence, no changes made)