The Global Learning Collaborative for Health Systems Resilience, a learning collaborative set-up by ACCESS Health, held the third meeting of its Technical Advisory Group on October 20. Set up with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, the GLC4HSR is a voluntary global collaborative that will bring together a network of health systems experts, practitioners, and policymakers with a vision to build better, more resilient, health systems. ACCESS Health currently serves as its global secretariat. InOrder is an official member of the GLC4HSR

The GLC4HSR was officially launched on March 11, 2022 and has 45 plus members and 11 highly regarded global health experts serving as technical advisors . The technical advisory group plays the critical role of a mentor and a sounding board to the GLC4HSR’s work. The advisors represent different geographic regions and are experts in important areas of health systems and health systems resilience.

The advisors who participated in the second TAG meeting include Dr. Kevin A.

Schulman, Professor of Medicine, Associate Chair of Business Development and Strategy in the Department of Medicine, Director of Industry Partnerships and Education for the Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC) at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Mr. Stefan Nachuk – Advisor- Health System, BMGF in India, Mr Jack Langenbrunner, Expert Advisor, Social Health Insurance, Indonesia, Dr Aida K, Economic Affairs Officer at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Prof. Shalini Bharat, Director and Vice Chancellor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India, and Madam Preeti Sudan, Former Health Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India,. In addition, Mr Eric Arndt, Director, Asia Regional Office, The Rockefeller Foundation and members of the GLC4HSR Secretariat from the ACCESS Health offices in India and Singapore were present at the meeting.

Program Manager Ms Latika Rewaria presented an update on the activities of the GLC4HSR over the past months. ACCESS Health South Asia Regional Director Dr Krishna Reddy Nallamalla sought suggestions from the technical advisors on different facets of the Collaborative right from onboarding members, to finetuning the learning themes and methods to converting the learning into action, and to the longer term question on ensuring the sustainability of the collaborative.

Some of the key action points given by the advisors were:

  1. Identify countries with a history of conducting pilots, supportive leadership, institutional system, and the right stakeholders, for example China.
  2. Ultimately the purpose of the GLC4HSR is to develop evidence-informed, resources optimizing, operationally steerable, culturally compatible, and equity-promoting recommendations for policy and practice.
  3. Realizing the vision of the GLC4HSR mandates interdisciplinary engagement for intersectoral implementation by multiple implementing partners.
  4. The need to clearly define the timeline for each output/outcome of the learning journey.
  5. The GLC4HSR must have a defined and standardized learning process as an offering. This will help attract future funding.

The GLC4HSR platform will facilitate practical and reciprocal knowledge sharing and the co-creation of effective HSR strategies.  GLC4HSR members will contribute to the knowledge base of best practices to strengthen HSR, while benefiting from cross-border learnings and collaboration opportunities.

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