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Health system indicators everywhere! Will we know success when we see it?

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I am attending the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Cape Town this week. The central focus and theme of the conference this year is on people-centered health systems, putting patients, their families, and communities at the center of everything that we do. Intersecting this goal is, of course, a need to measure […]

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We Need to Break Out of the Bubble – My Response to the HCC Report “How do Canadian Primary Care Physicians Rate the Health System?”

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This article appears on the Health Council of Canada‘s blog Canada Values Health and can be viewed, along with several other commentaries on this report (here and here), on their site. Because of our need to strengthen capacity within the primary care system, it is of extreme importance that we pay attention to the perspectives […]

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World Pneumonia Day 2012

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Today is World Pneumonia Day. While #WPD2012 should lead us to be optimistic about the capabilities we have to prevent and treat pneumonia around the world, it also provides a solemn reminder that despite being preventable and treatable, pneumonia continues to be the leading cause of death in children. Looking back at the past year, […]

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