Project profile — 4th Global Health Symposium on Health Systems Research


Canadian Society for International Health (CA-CRA_ACR-2118836238)
2016-03-22 - 2017-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (25.00%)
• America, regional (25.00%)
• Asia, regional (25.00%)
• Europe, regional (25.00%)


• Health, General: Health policy and administrative management (12110) (25.00%)
• Basic health care:
Basic health care (12220) (25.00%)
Basic health infrastructure (12230) (50.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project supports the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, hosted by Canada in Vancouver B.C. on November 14-18, 2016. The Symposium aims to build capacity in health in developing countries and the world by bringing together global health experts to share best practices and lessons learned to strengthen health systems. The theme for the 2016 Symposium is “Building Resilient and Responsive Health Systems for a Changing World.” The Symposium will consist of plenary sessions and seminars that will highlight innovative approaches to strengthening health systems using health systems research to generate evidence for decision-making, best practices and capacity building to inform health policies and programming. Other key issues of focus will include reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, infectious diseases including Ebola and HIV/AIDs, determinants of health, health information systems, and aboriginal health.

Expected results 

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: 1) increased engagement and partnerships in global health and improved capacities to implement innovative strategies on priority global health issues such as RMNCAH, infectious disease, and health systems strengthening; improved understanding of translating knowledge to policy for researchers, policy-makers, NGOs, and civil society; 3) increased awareness of opportunities for engagement in global health for Canadian NGOs, students and practitioners.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Other technical assistance
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