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HSAN Summary

Draft Concept Paper

Health Systems Action Network (HSAN)

Screenshot of the HSAN websiteWhat must be done to strengthen health systems in order to improve health outcomes? What investments in health workers, financing systems, or the role of the private sector are needed to scale up access to antiretrovirals, or achieve improvements in immunization coverage?

Weak health systems are one of the critical barriers to achieving global health goals. There is currently discussion about developing a Health Systems Action Network (HSAN) as a means to:

  • Create momentum to enhance the global focus on the importance of health systems to achieve health outcomes
  • Improve communication and the flow of credible information about health systems strengthening interventions that work
  • Promote greater coordination and collaboration

Please visit the HSAN website to read the views of prominent thinkers on this topic.

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