Professor Asha George has been appointed as Chair of Health Systems Global – the first international membership organisation fully dedicated to promoting health systems research and knowledge translation. Asha previously served as Vice Chair and will bring significant experience and commitment to the role of HSG Chair, with a strong vision for the organisation’s future.
The appointment was announced at the Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2018) which took place in Liverpool and brought together over 2,200 policy makers, advocates, practitioners and researchers from across the world to discuss how to make progress towards universal health coverage (UHC). IDS is a member of a consortium of UK partners that co-convened HSR2018 with Health Systems Global (HSG), the World Health Organization, and the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research.
On being appointed as HSG Chair, Professor George said:
“It’s an honour to be confirmed as Chair of Health Systems Global, a membership society that not only champions health systems research and knowledge translation, but also models best practice by taking seriously issues of inclusiveness and diversity within global health. In the next two years, apart from planning for the next symposium convened by a Middle Eastern consortium in Dubai, I look forward to working with the membership to making Health Systems Global truly global, through regional and country level action in partnership with key networks, universities and civil society organisations.”
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