Past Events

Towards People-Centered Healthcare: A Workshop on Community Engagement

Date: December 14, 2023 to Dec 14, 2023

Time: 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM IST

Mode: Hybrid

Type: Events

Access: Open

Summary:

A one-day workshop is being co-organized by the GLC4HSR, Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (University of Arizona), Administrative Staff College of India, and Henry Ford Health.

Titled, “Towards People-Centered Healthcare: A Workshop on Community Engagement" the workshop will take place on 14th December 2023, at the Administrative Staff College of India campus in Hyderabad.

  • This workshop aims to discuss the role and impact of the community in strengthening health systems while taking a deeper look at the definition of the term "community" in the health systems context. 
  • It will also delve into the impact of special interest groups, self-help groups, community health volunteers, civil society organizations, media, and the like, on community participation.

The workshop will be conducted in the hybrid mode. Please register below to attend the workshop virtually. 

https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_f-MXrkXdS3mw2ZwiWX06Iw

WORKSHOP AGENDA

For any inquiries, please contact the GLC4HSR Secretariat at glcpmo@accessh.org.


Workshop: Building Back Better Surveillance Systems

Date: August 31, 2023 to Sep 01, 2023

Time: -

Mode: Hybrid

Type: Events

Access: By invitation

Summary:

The GLC4HSR will be conducting a two-day workshop co-organized with the Tata Institute for Genetics and Society (TIGS), Bengaluru. Titled, “Building Back Better Surveillance Systems," the workshop will take place on 31st August and 1st September 2023, at the TIGS, in Stem Building, NCBS Campus, GKVK Post, Bellary Road, Bengaluru.

Being held in association with The Rockefeller Foundation, this workshop will discuss surveillance systems based on the lessons learned during the recent pandemic. It will include presentations from groups that have used newer surveillance methods, panel discussions around the pros and cons of these, and an attempt to arrive at a consensus on a model surveillance system that integrates technology innovations.

WORKSHOP AGENDA

If you are interested in attending the event, please fill out this form. REGISTER TO ATTEND

GLC4HSR launches a country chapter in Bangladesh

Date: July 26, 2023 to Jul 26, 2023

Time: 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM IST

Mode: Virtual

Type: Events

Access: Open

Summary:

The Global Learning Collaborative for Health Systems Resilience launches its second country chapter in Bangladesh!

GLC4HSR, in collaboration with Bangladesh Health Watch and James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, launched the Bangladesh Chapter, the second chapter of the collaborative after India. Esteemed individuals with proven leadership in health systems and philanthropy unite to address health system resilience.

The momentous occasion saw nearly 100 attendees, comprising esteemed professionals and influential figures from various parts of the globe including various Technical Advisory Group members of the Global Learning Collaborative as well as speakers from the GLC4HSR’s Annual Conclave. The event was marked by addresses from eminent figures.

Prof. Mushtaque Chowdhury, Adviser, Zames P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, in his welcome remarks, thanked ACCESS Health International for this initiative. He stressed the weak health system which the world witnessed during COVID-19 and highlighted the need for better and more resilient health systems.

Dr Krishna Reddy Nallamalla, President (Asia), ACCESS Health International set the context and elaborated the history and vision of the collaborative and stressed the significance of such collaborations that assists to absorb health shocks during pandemic and normal scenarios. He suggested making this collaborative learning culture and efforts to further strengthen the collaborative by onboarding partners from all over the world.

Dr Hossain Zillur Rahman, Chairperson, BRAC University, in his keynote address, spoke about 50 years of change that Bangladesh's Health systems have witnessed. He spoke on the emergence of women as socio-economic actors, rural-urban connectivity, food security cushion and the drivers of change: Grass-root culture of solution-centric innovation, accountability through contested politics, and policy entrepreneurship. Dr Rahman also spoke about the importance of understanding the health system as encompassing both healthcare and public health. COVID-19 experience has underscored the importance of health system resilience- prevent, prepare, respond, and learn.

Prof (Dr) Malay Kanti Mridha, Director, Centre for Non-Communicable Diseases and Nutrition, James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, gave a special address on the Health Resilience Measurement Tool extensively developed by a team of experts at ACCESS Health International. He talked about six building blocks naming- disaster mitigation framework, city resilience, e-resilience, UNDRR-Sendai framework, HS-WHO, and a checklist to improve health system resilience.

Dr Yasmin H Ahmed, Advisor, Bangladesh Health Watch gave an overview of Bangladesh Health Watch, its journey started in the year 2006 as a group of experts with a vision of facilitating universal health coverage for all the citizens in Bangladesh. Commitment to prioritize the well-being of its citizens and pave the way for a more prosperous future.

GLC4HSR hosts webinar on climate change and health focusing on Pacific region and Sri Lanka

Date: June 1, 2023 to Jun 01, 2023

Time: 08:00 AM to 09:30 AM IST

Mode: Virtual

Type: Other

Access: Open

Summary:

The GLC4HSR recently hosted a webinar on climate change and health focusing on marginalized communities in the Pacific region and Sri Lanka.

The session was moderated by Iman Hameed, ACCESS Health Consultant and Technical Coordinator for the GLC4HSR, and the panelists were Dr.  Jemaima Tiatia, Pro Vice Chancellor, Pacific, University of Auckland and a Samoan academic, researcher, and mental health and wellbeing advocate and Mr. Sandaruwan Lahiru, National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency, Sri Lanka. 

Climate change will force over 100 million more people into extreme poverty and an estimated 75 million people in the Asia-Pacific region to migrate by 2025. This will exacerbate the effects on mental and physical health in marginalized populations disproportionately. The webinar explored how these two communities are or can be more resilient to climate change impacts on health and what we can learn from them in our own resilience planning.

Some key takeaways from the session were:

Indigenous ways of knowing and doing are important.  We need governments to help re-establish traditional ways of knowing, as the more that’s lost, the harder it is to come back.

The people are connected to their land, physically, mentally, and spiritually. They are deeply connected to their environment; thus, mitigation and adaptation planning must be done from their perspectives.

Mental health threatened by climate change. Socioeconomic vulnerabilities, as well as physical and social ones, can put stress on mental well-being.  There is much need to understand how to design and provide community-appropriate mental health services.

Although these communities are vulnerable, they are incredibly resilient.  Facing climate change and unpredictability far more frequently, we have much to learn from them. We need more of their knowledge on resilience to be studied and represented on both global and local platforms.

Inclusive health systems need to be open to unlearning our ways of seeing and understanding, which is often a biomedical view of the world.

The webinar recording is available here: https://youtu.be/2m_tBHnRLM4

Annual Conclave of the GLC4HSR, March 2023, New Delhi, India

India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Date: March 10, 2023 to Mar 11, 2023

Time: 08:30 AM to 06:00 PM IST

Mode: Onsite

Type: Events

Access: Open

Summary:

The Global Learning Collaborative for Health Systems Resilience invites you to its Annual Conclave 2023, a high level summit that will see participation from multi-county functionaries from governments and development agencies, reputed academia, health systems experts, and noted industry leaders.

Technical sessions at the conference will aim at sharing the learnings from the GLC4HSR’s journey, presenting country-level assessment of health systems, initiating dialogues around the health systems assessment framework, and deliberating upon on cross-country learnings to identify practical policy solutions to build systemic resilience. 

Kindly block your calendar and register HERE to confirm your availability.

Access the conference agenda and session briefs HERE.

Register for accessing the LIVE STREAMING links https://forms.gle/nioYNfSJj71BkExPA

Day 1: https://youtube.com/live/AT49y0AdFQw?feature=share

Day 2: https://youtube.com/live/cN82XNFJu74?feature=share

4th Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group

Date: February 9, 2023 to Feb 09, 2023

Time: 07:00 AM to 08:30 AM IST

Mode: Virtual

Type: Technical Advisory Committee Meetings

Access: Closed Door

Summary:

In this meeting, we will share a brief update on the Collaborative’s progress so far.  We will invite suggestions on the focus themes for our upcoming annual event on March 10 and 11, which will mark the completion of one year since the official launch of the GLC4HSR. We will also seek feedback on the learning journey and any other important areas.

4 th Peer-to-Peer Learning Meeting on Innovative Surveillance Methods

Date: January 20, 2023 to Nov 30, -0001

Time: 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM IST

Mode: Virtual

Type:

Access: Open

Summary:

The session will focus on the need for innovative surveillance methods in response to health
shocks. During a pandemic, surveillance plays a critical role in the prevention, early detection,
timely emergency alerts, and appropriate response. Traditional surveillance systems need
revamping through the integration of new age molecular and digital technologies. It should
encompass the surveillance of human and zoonotic diseases under the One Health concept.

In this learning session we will discuss and learn from two highly experienced experts in the
field of waste water surveillance and public health surveillance. The objective of the session is
to understand newer methods of surveillance and learn from the experience of these experts.

Please write to info@glc4hsr.org to register for the session.

3rd Peer-to-Peer Learning Session on Pandemic Preparedness: Country Case Studies

Date: November 1, 2022 to Nov 30, -0001

Time: 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM IST

Mode: Virtual

Type:

Access: Open

Summary:

In continuation to the series of learning meetings held by the GLC4HSR, the 3rd Peer-to-Peer Learning Session titled “Pandemic Preparedness: Country Case Studies and Learnings from COVID-19” is scheduled to take place on November 1. The objectives of the session are to understand:

  • Health security and health system challenges faced by countries during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • How countries should prepare to respond to any potential emerging infectious disease threat

  • The innovative surveillance methods used by countries while fighting with COVID-19

3rd Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group

Date: October 20, 2022 to Oct 20, 2022

Time: 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM IST

Mode: Virtual

Type: Other

Access: Closed Door

Summary:

In this meeting, the GLC4HSR will share with the advisors the progress made during the last quarter and plans for the next quarter. The Secretariat will also present the GLC4HSR's Health Systems Resilience Framework for the advisors’ comments and suggestions. The framework was created after literature review, expert consultations, and group discussions.

2nd Peer-to-Peer Learning Meeting

Date: September 22, 2022 to Nov 30, -0001

Time: -

Mode: Virtual

Type:

Access: Open

Summary:

The learning journey at GLC4HSR commenced with an attempt to understand the meaning of health systems resilience and to build a framework to define it. A draft framework was created after literature review, expert consultations, and focused group discussions. The second peer-to- peer learning session was held to showcase the health systems resilience framework and indicators developed by ACCESS Health International, the techno- managerial secretariat of the GLC4HSR. The framework was presented to garner feedback and insights from the experts and to form a working group of interested professionals to review and finalize the framework and indicators that can be used for testing in selected countries.

Watch the session recording here.

Read the Summary Report here.

MEETINGS OF THE TECHNICAL ADVISORY GROUP

2nd TAG Meeting

Date: July 27, 2022 to Nov 30, -0001

Time: -

Mode: Virtual

Type:

Access: Closed Door

Summary:

The GLC4HSR has an illustrious panel of technical advisors who guide the GLC4HSR and contribute towards strengthening and improving its learning journey. These are experts representing different parts of the world. TAG meeting are closed door meetings.

The second TAG meeting took place on July 27, 2022 during which the advisors shared their feedback and input on refining the membership approach and the thematic learning areas and processes undertaken by the Collaborative.

1st Peer-to-Peer Learning Meeting

Date: June 16, 2022 to Nov 30, -0001

Time: -

Mode: Virtual

Type:

Access: Open

Summary:

In line with its learning structure, the GLC4HSR holds quarterly and annual meetings and interim meetings in the form of round table discussions and learning meetings among and between experts and practitioners. These meetings are centred around thematic or sub thematic areas. The first peer-to-peer learning meeting focused on three thematic areas namely Health Systems Resilience Assessment Frameworks, Disease Surveillance Systems for Resilience and Global Health Architecture and Governance for Resilience Knowledge compiled by the Secretariat through systematic reviews and interviews and round table discussions with experts and practitioners set the stage for the learning dialogue through panel discussions, participants' comments, and online polls.

Watch the session recording here

Read the Summary Report here.

MEMBERS’ NETWORK MEETING

1st Members’ Network Meeting

Date: May 12, 2022 to Nov 30, -0001

Time: -

Mode: Virtual

Type:

Access: Members Only

Summary:

Within the first two months of its launch, the GLC4HSR attracted over 30 members from different parts of the world, primarily from South Asia. The first Members’ Network meeting was held with the objective of introducing the members and technical facilitators to each other on their current role, designation, expertise in health system resilience work and expectations from the GLC4HSR. Suggestions from members on strengthening the collaborative were sought during the meeting

Session recording is accessible to Members only.

Summary Report is accessible to Members only.

MEETINGS OF THE TECHNICAL ADVISORY GROUP

1st TAG Meeting

Date: April 21, 2022 to Nov 30, -0001

Time: -

Mode: Virtual

Type:

Access: Closed Door

Summary:

The GLC4HSR has an illustrious panel of technical advisors who guide the GLC4HSR and contribute towards strengthening and improving its learning journey. These are experts representing different parts of the world. TAG meeting are closed door meetings.

The first TAG meeting took place on April 21, 2022 during which the advisors shared their feedback and input on refining the membership approach and the thematic learning areas of the Collaborative.

The Launch of the GLC4HSR

Date: March 11, 2022 to Nov 30, -0001

Time: -

Mode: Virtual

Type:

Access: Open

Summary:

The GLC4HSR was officially launched through a virtual conference that saw participation from 150 plus health systems stakeholders from across the world. An introduction to the GLC4HSR was given during the event, followed by an overview of the health systems assessment framework study undertaken by the GLC4HSR secretariat. This was followed by a panel discussion between health systems experts from India, Thailand, China, Japan, and the United States. The event also saw the unveiling of the GLC4HSR logo and its brand identity and the launch of the GLC4HSR website and Members’ Portal.

Watch the session recording here.

Introducing the GLC4HSR: Multi-stakeholder Meeting

Date: December 17, 2021 to Nov 30, -0001

Time: -

Mode: Virtual

Type:

Access: By invitation

Summary:

The first official meeting before the launch of the GLC4HSR, this meeting of relevant health systems experts from Telangana, was conducted with the objective of introducing the GLC4HSR and sounding off the initial steps and preparatory plans of the Collaborative in the run up to its launch. The meeting saw the participation of over 30 stakeholders from the academia, private health industry, government bodies, and the development sector. The participants gave their valuable input towards strengthening this key phase of building the GLC4HSR.

Watch the session recording here.

Read the Summary Report here.

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