In Fall 2017, practitioners, consultants, program managers, policy makers and researchers convened in Antwerp to advance the agenda of improving how Performance Based Financing (PBF) programs pay for family planning services. In the follow-up of the meeting, working groups were set up to identify better quality of care indicators. This collaborative work, which mobilized fifty…


If you are a health systems researcher, you’re probably already contemplating your strategy to submit abstracts for the Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Liverpool. Competition will be tough, as you can imagine. For researchers still at the beginning of their career, the challenge is particularly big.