In the Health Systems Research Unit, our research informs and supports decision-making in health and social policy to strengthen health systems to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). By strengthening decision-making and health systems we aim to improve health throughout the life-course. We evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of care delivery models in communities, schools, and health facilities. To ensure relevance of our research, we apply implementation science principles and approaches, and engage and partner with Departments of Health at all levels of government, as well as with communities and other stakeholders.
We work in five thematic areas:
- Thematic area 1: Maternal, Family, Child Health, Nutrition (MFCHN)
- Thematic area 2: Adolescent and young adults’ health and wellbeing
- Thematic area 3: Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases
- Thematic area 4: Social and Economic Policy and Health
- Thematic area 5: Knowledge synthesis for strengthening health systems
|We have expertise in a range of study designs, methodologies, and processes including:|
WHO. Health Policy and Systems Research. A Methodology Reader. Geneva: World Health Organization. 2012.