GLC4HSR holds the second meeting of its Technical Advisory Group, gets strategic input on the way forward

Updates Dec 5, 2022

The Global Learning Collaborative for Health Systems Resilience, a learning collaborative set-up by ACCESS Health, held the second meeting of its Technical Advisory Group on July 28. Set up with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, the GLC4HSR is a voluntary global collaborative that will bring together a network of health systems experts, practitioners, and policymakers with a vision to build better, more resilient, health systems. ACCESS Health currently serves as its global secretariat.

The GLC4HSR was officially launched on March 11, 2022 and has 40 plus members and 11 highly regarded global health experts serving as technical advisors . The technical advisory group plays the critical role of a mentor and a sounding board to the GLC4HSR’s work. The advisors represent different geographic regions and are experts in important areas of health systems and health systems resilience.

The advisors who participated in the second TAG meeting include Ms. Preeti Sudan - Former Health Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family welfare, Government of India, Prof. Bach Tran – Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam, Mr. Stefan Nachuk – Advisor- Health System, BMGF in India, Prof Sten Vermund, Professor of Public Health and of Pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine, and Mr Jack Langenbrunner, Expert Advisor, Social Health Insurance, Indonesia. In addition, Ms. Deepali Khanna, Vice-President, Asia Regional Office, The Rockefeller Foundation and members of the GLC4HSR Secretariat from the ACCESS Health offices in India, China, and Singapore were present at the meeting.

ACCESS Health South Asia Regional Director Dr Krishna Reddy Nallamalla presented an update on the activities of the GLC4HSR over the past months. He then went on to seek suggestions from the technical advisors on different facets of the Collaborative right from onboarding members, to finetuning the learning themes and methods to converting the learning into action, and to the longer term question on ensuring the sustainability of the collaborative.

Some of the key recommendations given by the advisors were:

  1. Identifying country specific case studies to bring out best practices
  2. Understanding and identifying appropriate ways and metrics to measure the success of the Collaborative
  3. Engaging with the government and bureaucracy in the initial phase
  4. Linking the collaborative with ground level activities of the respective governments

The GLC4HSR platform will facilitate practical and reciprocal knowledge sharing and the co-creation of effective HSR strategies.  GLC4HSR members will contribute to the knowledge base of best practices to strengthen HSR, while benefiting from cross-border learnings and collaboration opportunities.

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