Health Policy and Planning
Volume 34, Issue Supplement_2, November 2019
Advancing health systems for all in the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) era
The State of Health Policy and Systems Research: Reflections From the 2018 5th Global Symposium
Kara Hanson, Kumanan Rasanathan, Asha George
Health Policy Plan, Volume 34, Issue Supplement_2, November 2019, Pages ii1–ii3, https://doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czz113
Health policy and systems research (HPSR) is now well-established as a field, facilitating interdisciplinary and engaged research and practice to strengthen health systems (de Savigny and Adam, 2009; Sheikh et al., 2011; Gilson 2012; Loewenson et al., 2014; George et al., 2017; Gilson et al., 2018), with growing understanding of its utility and value. One sign of its increasing strength is the continuing popularity of a regular ‘peak’ global event dedicated as a meeting space for exchange and dialogue across the diverse stakeholders critical to this field.