Beyond Scaling Up: An introduction

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This presentation was given at the 'Beyond Scaling Up: Pathways to Universal Access' workshop which was held at the Institute of Development Studies, Brighton on the 24-25 May, 2010. This event was co-sponsored by the Future Health Systems Research Programme Consortium and the STEPS Centre. Bloom provided an introduction to the event.

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Beyond Scaling Up: An introduction

  1. 1. Beyond Scaling Up: Pathways to Universal Access to Health Services <ul><li>Institute of Development Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Brighton, United Kindom </li></ul><ul><li>24-25 May 2010 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Background to this workshop <ul><li>Workshop in 2004 on Future Health Systems and special issue of Social Science and Medicine arguing that we are entering a period of rapid change </li></ul><ul><li>Research programmes to identify emergent realities and develop approaches for meeting challenges in dynamic and complex contexts: </li></ul><ul><li>Future Health Systems Consortium (DFID funding 2005-2010) </li></ul><ul><li>STEPS Centre (ESRC funding 2006-2011) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Partnerships for systematic learning and health system change <ul><li>Long-term research collaboration between public health and social science institutes (strategically chosen studies of a rapidly changing reality) </li></ul><ul><li>Close links with policy-makers at national and global levels </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing collaboration with health system managers and innovators </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mutual learning for rapid change in a multi-polar world <ul><li>New forms of economic inter-dependence and new types of global health challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Many centres of innovation in health-related technology and social organisation </li></ul><ul><li>A growing body of experience with successful and unsuccessful management of health system change </li></ul><ul><li>New ways of facilitating rapid learning within countries and between them </li></ul>
  5. 5. A time for reflection <ul><li>Period of crisis and rapid change </li></ul><ul><li>First phase of research and partnership building almost complete </li></ul><ul><li>Creating analytical frameworks and new research agendas </li></ul><ul><li>Building a broader partnership for systematic learning and change </li></ul>

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