Health Systems Trust (HST) will host its second conference from 9 -11 May 2018 at the Birchwood Conference Centre, Boksburg, Gauteng. The theme of the 2018 conference, Re-imagining Health Systems towards Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals places sustainable development at the forefront of the public health agenda.
The three-day conference will convene healthcare workers from the public and private sectors as well as policy and decision makers, civil society groupings and academics. It will provide a platform for sharing and exchange of lessons and best practices, establish learning networks and foster discussion of national and global health challenges towards realising the SDGs.
The 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development launched at the end of 2015 commits to leave no one behind and calls for integrated and inclusive approaches to build better systems for the health and well-being of populations. Improving the performance of health systems to meet the global and national priorities of Universal Health Coverage and National Health Insurance is underpinned by supporting policies and services that address the wider social and environmental determinants of health. To achieve this transformative agenda new and innovate ways of working and thinking within the health sector are required through strengthened partnerships and collaborations across sectors and communities.
The HST conference will provide an opportunity to discuss challenges faced and solutions adopted at various levels in the health system towards achieving the transformative SDG agenda. In the spirit of leaving no one behind we invite all stakeholders to take part in this conference.
The HST Conference 2018 is designed to be an inclusive gathering by drawing in diverse participants and sources of knowledge with a shared vision of finding solutions to improve health systems and the nation's health.
Therefore the Conference is open to all those who work in and around South Africa's and the region's health system, including:
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