Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government Concludes Phase One of the 6th Virtual Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

SourceEye of Riyadh
CountrySaudi Arabia

The Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) has concluded the first phase of the sixth annual Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2020), where healthcare policymakers and experts gathered over five days to discuss various aspects of healthcare policies in light on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Under the theme ‘Re-Imagining Health Systems for Better Health and Social Justice’, the 2020 edition of the Symposium was held remotely for the first time and in collaboration with the Knowledge to Policy (K2P) Centre at the American University of Beirut’s Faculty of Health Sciences, in addition to other partners including the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, among others. Phase one of HSR2020 took place from November 8 to 12, 2020, with experts in various sessions and plenaries examining leadership and professional development in the healthcare sector. Meanwhile, phase two of the Symposium is scheduled to run from November 25, 2020, until March 17, 2021, featuring two rounds of parallel sessions every two weeks. “The world is undergoing unprecedented challenges and rapid developments that have called into question some of our existing practices, revealing an urgent need for a more proactive approach that anticipates crises and develops appropriate solutions for more...