The Global Learning Collaborative for Health Systems Resilience, driven by ACCESS Health International, held its first multistakeholder meeting virtually on December 17, 2021, to introduce the Collaborative and to seek input from diverse participants on proposed learning areas and approaches. The two-hour session was a freewheeling discussion among important health systems stakeholders from academia, research institutions, development sector organizations, and the private industry. 

The session was jointly hosted by Dr. Uma Aysola, Head of Alliances and Partnerships, ACCESS Health International, and Dr. Krishna Reddy Nallamalla, Regional Director (South Asia), ACCESS Health International and President, InOrder. In his introductory

presentation, Dr. Krishna Reddy gave an overview of the purpose, structure, and intended impact of the GLC4HSR. He then invited the attendees to share their experiences and learnings from the COVID-19 pandemic and to suggest ways to strengthen the learning process of the GLC4HSR. The summary report of the event can be accessed here.

Some of the notable speakers at the event include Dr. GVS Murthy, Director of the Indian Institute of Public Health, Ms. Deepanwita Chattopadhyay, Chairman and CEO, of IKP Knowledge Park, Dr. Vijay Yeldandi, Head, Infectious Diseases and Public Health, Share India, Ms. Deepali Khanna, Managing Director, Asia Region Office, The Rockefeller Foundation, Professor Ranga Reddy, President of the Infection Control Academy of India, Dr. Subodh Kandamuthan, Centre Director, Administrative Staff College of India, Mr. Harish Iyer, Senior Advisor, Scientific Programs at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Dr. Ambuj Chaturvedi, Senior Vice President, IKP Knowledge Park.

GLC4HSR is a voluntary global collaboration of health systems stakeholders with a purpose to facilitate knowledge sharing and cross-learning towards building resilient health systems that can safeguard people from future pandemics and other crises.

It is a cross-country network of technical experts, practitioners, and health policy actors from both the public and private sectors. It aims to create a global forum where participants derive key lessons through a process of knowledge co-creation and reciprocal, peer-to-peer learning that can be deployed to prevent future pandemics, prepare health systems for rapid response when they arise, and to make health and social systems stronger and resilient.

Participants to the GLC4HSR are drawn from national and sub-national governments, academic institutions in health systems, and private health systems that include healthcare providers and payers, health tech producer bodies, and enterprises among others.

ACCESS Health International, a global thinktank in health systems, provides the secretariat and technical support function through its regional offices located in India, Singapore, and China and through its strategic health systems partners in other regions of the world. The GLC4HSR is set up with support from The Rockefeller Foundation.

To learn more about the GLC4HSR, download the brochure or visit www.glc4hsr.org. For further information, write to us at info@glc4hsr.org. For membership related queries, write to us at members@glc4hsr.org

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