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This is a list of the websites from a wide variety of organizations concerned about health systems. It includes sites maintained by international organizations, countries, donors from the public and private sectors, governmental and nongovernmental organizations and individuals that have expressed an interest in working together to achieve this goal. This list is provided as a reference tool for HSAN website users; inclusion of a link to a particular website does not imply endorsement by HSAN of the site’s content. To suggest an additional link, please contact the webmaster at webmaster@hsanet.org.

  • Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research
    The Alliance currently comprises over 300 institutional partners using, producing or supporting health policy and systems research activities in any capacity. Its secretariat is based in WHO, Geneva.
  • Asia Pacific Health Economics Network
    This network is directed to health economists and to users of health economic information. The latter include macroeconomic planners, health policy makers, health planners, health professionals, health financiers and insurers, pharmaceutical and other relevant industries, interested public.
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is committed to promoting greater equity in global health, education, public libraries, and support for at-risk families in Washington state and Oregon.
  • Center for Global Development
    The Center for Global Development is dedicated to reducing global poverty and inequality through policy-oriented research and active engagement on development issues with the policy community and the public. A principal focus of the Center's work is the policies of the United States and other industrial countries that affect development prospects in poor countries.
  • DFID Health Systems Resource Centre
    DFID Health Systems Resource Centre providing technical assistance (TA), institutional development programmes and knowledge and information management services for the UK Department For International Development (DFID).
  • Eldis/HRC Health Systems Resource Guide
    Provides comprehensive coverage of the key issues in health systems and development, drawing on knowledge and experience from experts working in the field.
  • EQUINET
    A network of professionals, civil society members, policy makers, state officials and others within the Southern African region who have come together as an equity catalyst, to promote and realise shared values of equity and social justice in health.
  • Equity in Asia-Pacific Health Systems (Equitap)
    Equitap was established in 2000 to jointly work on examining equity in national health systems in the Asia-Pacific region. Equitap consists of participants from more than seventeen institutions in Asia and Europe.
  • Global AIDS Alliance (GAA)
    The Global AIDS Alliance (GAA) is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC. who's mission is to galvanize the political will and financial resources needed to address the global AIDS crisis and reduce its impacts on poor countries that have been hardest hit by the pandemic. Founded in 2001, GAA has carved out a leadership role in shaping AIDS policy discussions and mobilizing campaigns to break through entrenched bureaucratic inaction and speed the pace of the global response to HIV/AIDS.
  • Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI)
    The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, launched in 2000, is a public-private partnership committed to improving child health and alleviating disparities in vaccine access in poor countries.
  • Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was created to dramatically increase resources to fight three of the world's most devastating diseases, and to direct those resources to areas of greatest need. The GFATM operates as a financial agent, not an implementing agency. Funding can be provided to governments, NGOs, and the private sector.
  • Health Action AIDS Campaign
    The Health Action AIDS Campaign is a project of Physicians for Human Rights in coordination with Partners In Health, the HIV Medicine Association, and the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. The Health Action AIDS Campaign engages the US health professional community and colleagues in AIDS-burdened nations--in the international advocacy and education effort to stop the global AIDS pandemic. Among other objectives, the campaign strives to strengthen public health systems in resource poor settings and increase US funding to fight HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention.
  • Health Affairs
    Health Affairs is the leading journal of health policy thought and research. All papers are peer-reviewed, and the acceptance rate is 10–15 percent. Published since 1981, Health Affairs is nonpartisan and presents a wide range of timely research and commentary on health issues of current concern in both domestic and international spheres.
  • Health & Development Networks (HDN)
    HDN is a non-profit organization that works to improve communication, expand discourses and promote self-representation in the HIV/AIDS and related health fields internationally. HDN was established in Ireland in 1998, and registered as a Foundation in Thailand in 2003.
  • Health Economics and Financing Programme (HEFP)
    The Health Economics and Financing Programme (HEFP) was created in 1990 with funding from DfID. The aim of the Programme is to seek to improve the equity, efficiency and quality of health services in developing countries through the application of health economics and encouraging the appropriate use of economic information and techniques in decision-making.
  • Health GAP (Global Access Project)
    Health GAP is an organization of U.S.-based AIDS and human rights activists, people living with HIV/AIDS, public health experts, fair trade advocates and concerned individuals who campaign against policies of neglect and avarice that deny treatment to millions and fuel the spread of HIV.
  • Health Metrics Network
    The Health Metrics Network is a global collaboration focused on strengthening country health information systems to generate sound data for decision-making at country and global levels.
  • Health Policy Analysis Project (HPAP)
    The HPAP's mandate is to provide health policy research and training linked to the health reform process of the Kyrgyz Republic.
  • Health Systems 20/20
    Health Systems 20/20 works to strengthen health systems through integrated approaches to improving financing, governance, and operations, and building sustainable capacity of local institutions.
  • Health Systems Database
  • HLSP Institute
    The HLSP Institute aims to inform debate and policy on global health issues and national health systems, in order to reduce inequalities in health. The Institute assesses new and emerging issues in international health and development practice. It addresses how best to strengthen the national response to HIV and AIDS, both within the health sector and taking account of HIV in other sectors.
  • id21
    ID21 - free service reporting findings from recent research findings on international health development.
  • International AIDS Economics Network
    The International AIDS Economics Network focuses on the economics of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, providing data, tools, and analysis for researchers and policymakers working to define and implement effective AIDS policy.
  • International Finance Facility for Immunization (IFFIm)
    The central aim of the International Finance Facility for Immunization (IFFIm) is to save more children's lives in order to support the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. By investing the majority of resources upfront or "frontloading", this innovative funding mechanism will increase significantly the flow of aid to ensure reliable and predictable funding flows for immunization programs and health systems development during the years up to 2015.
  • International Health Partnership and Related Initiatives (IHP+)
    Just past the half-way point to the 2015 MDG targets, there is widespread recognition that the health MDG goals are going to be hard to achieve, particularly those relating to maternal and child survival. Too many women and children are still dying unnecessarily in some of the world's poorest countries. Accelerating progress towards achieving the MDGs will need significantly improved performance and coordination by both donors and countries, especially at a time when the global economy is in crisis.

    In response to these challenges, development partners launched the International Health Partnership and Related Initiatives (IHP+) in September 2007 to accelerate action to scale up coverage and use of health services and deliver improved health outcomes.
  • Joint Learning Initiative on Human Resources for Health
    The Joint Learning Initiative on Human Resources for Health and Development (JLI) was launched in November 2002 in recognition of the centrality of the workforce for global health. At that time, human resources for health was neglected as a critical resource for the performance of health systems. Put simply, the workforce was invisible in the policy agenda. Political deliberations and social advocacy had appropriately focused on increasing financing and lowering prices of antiretroviral drugs for saving lives at risk to HIV/AIDS. To the founders of the JLI, it became progressively clear that the workforce, the human backbone of all health action, was comparatively overlooked. Human resources presented both a huge opportunity as well as a major bottleneck to overcoming global health challenges.
  • Kaiser Network
    The Kaiser Network - website providing non-partisan information on health issues to policymakers, the media, and the general public, with strong focus on HIV/AIDS.
  • La Concertation
    La Concertation is a network of actors involved in the development of mutual health organizations in Africa. It conducts research, and promotes information exchange on factors influencing the development of mutual health organizations. The site provides access to many technical documents on the mutuelle movement, particularly in West Africa.
  • Partners for Health Reformplus
    Partners for Health Reformplus project - USAID flagship project on health systems with web accessible library including 1000s of documents.
  • People's Health Movement
    The People's Health Movement (PHM) is a growing coalition of grassroots organizations dedicated to changing the prevailing health care delivery system.
  • President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
    The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, announced in 2003 by President Bush, is housed in the US State Department and directs US government funds to implement AIDS relief in key HIV-infected countries. The primary departments and agencies of the US government committed to this implementation include the Departments of State, Defense, Health and Human Services, Commerce, and Labor; the U.S. Agency for International Development; the Peace Corps, and Census Bureau.
  • Roll Back Malaria Partnership
    Roll Back Malaria is a global partnership launched in 1998 by WHO, UNICEF, UNDP and the World Bank to provide a coordinated international approach to fighting malaria. The goal of RBM is to halve the burden of malaria by 2010.
  • Routine Health Information Network (RHINO)
    In order to promote high quality and practical approaches to the collection and use of routine health information in developing countries, the USAID-funded MEASURE Evaluation Project, the World Bank, and John Snow, Inc. have created the Routine Health Information (or RHINO) Network, comprised of developing country governments, donor agencies, technical groups, and PVOs. Through engaging in a coordinated response, the Network will strengthen the role of evidence-based decision-making in the health sector in lesser-developed countries, and improve overall planning and management of health activities.
  • Stop TB Partnership
    The Stop TB Partnership was established in 2000 to realize the goal of eliminating TB as a public health problem and, ultimately, to obtain a world free of TB. It comprises a network of international organizations, countries, donors from the public and private sectors, governmental and nongovernmental organizations and individuals that have expressed an interest in working together to achieve this goal.
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
    The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency seeks to improve the standard of living of poor people and, in the long term, to eradicate poverty.
  • The Communication Initiative
    The Communication Initiative (The CI) network is an online space for sharing the experiences of, and building bridges between, the people and organisations engaged in or supporting communication as a fundamental strategy for economic and social development and change.
  • Technical Cooperation (TC) Network
    Launched in November 2003, TCNetwork is a global community of independent, best quality local management and leadership consultants and organizations in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, and Latin America. Members have been highly recommended by recent clients because of their first-hand understanding of the complex, dynamic environments where vital health services are delivered and their ability to build local capacity and produce results.
  • U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
    The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is an independent agency that provides economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States.
  • UN Millennium Project
    UN millennium project - task force reports including reports on HIV/AIDS, Child health and maternal health and in particular the role of health systems.
  • White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood
    The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood unites individuals, organizations, and communities who are working to increase public awareness about this needless loss of life and to promote safe motherhood worldwide.
  • Wemos
    Wemos contributes to the structural improvement of people's health in developing countries through advocacy. Overall objective, is to strengthen national health systems that contribute to the structural improvement of people's health in developing countries.
  • WHO, Managers taking Action based on Knowledge and Effective use of resources to achieve Results (MAKER)
    The WHO Website for Health Services Managers. Offers tools and guidance; country experiences; links to other relevant websites; and opportunity to share with other managers.