Category: Health Systems

Blog: The Transgender Community and Disparities of the Urban Health Care System. Untold Stories

By Umme Salma Anee, Nondita Hassan, Fariha Islam Munia, Maisha Ahsan Momo, Tahmid Hasan, Deepa Barua and Rumana Huque. ARK Foundation, Bangladesh A transgender woman, named Sumaiya (pseudonym), became sick while collecting money for a prolonged time under the scorching heat of summer. She went to buy medicine from a road side drug store. While…


CHORUS at 7th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research – Bogota, Columbia. 31 October to 4 November 2022

We are excited to be part of Health Systems Global’s 7th Symposium on Health System Research. Some of the team will be joining in Bogota, whilst others participating virtually. The theme for this symposium is ‘Health Systems Performance in the Political Agenda: Sharing Lessons for Current and Future Global Challenges’ with subthemes: The politics and policies…


Webinar: PEN Training at Urban Primary Health Care Facilities, with Professor Malay K. Mridha

  Professor Malay K. Mridha, from James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, joins the CHORUS team for a webinar on the integration of Package of Essential Non-Communicable Diseases (PEN) interventions in urban primary health care systems. This webinar covers: The components of PEN Evidence of benefits of implementing PEN in different countries…


Webinar: Community Mapping and GIS, and Application for Health Research, with Dr. Caroline Kabaria

  Dr. Caroline Kabaria joins the CHORUS team for a webinar on community mapping and its application for health research. Dr. Kabaria, Associate Research Scientist at the African Population and Health Research Centre, presents on the participatory mapping of health services in slum areas in Kenya. CHORUS Communications Officer Delali Kumapley summarises her key takeaways…


Webinar: Developing a Typology of Private Healthcare Providers

Professor Tim Ensor discusses the public-private mix of funding and healthcare provision present in the health systems of the countries CHORUS is conducting research. He goes on to discuss developing a typology of private healthcare providers that can be used across CHORUS. The session includes an initial talk, followed by country-specific groupwork to discuss how…


Webinar: Health System Responsiveness

Professor Tolib Mirzoev discusses how health system responsiveness is framed and empirically assessed, to inform possible application of this concept in the CHORUS projects. The session draws on the original WHO framework and subsequent background review paper, and insights from collaborative research from the the on-going RESPONSE (improving systems responsiveness in Ghana and Vietnam) and…