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Beyond Building Blocks: A Critical Look at Health Systems Thinking

March 14, 2019 @ 5:00 am - 7:00 am EDT

Organized by Chemonics International

Beyond Building Blocks: A Critical Look at Health Systems Thinking
Part 1: A Critical Look at Health Systems Thinking

March 14, 2019
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM ET
National Press Club’s Holeman Lounge

A light breakfast will precede the event starting at 9 a.m.

Save the date for this exciting event. Invitation forthcoming with registration details.

Chemonics International invites you to join them for the rescheduled first event in a two-part panel series addressing the application of systems thinking in global health.

There is a growing call for development programs to design and implement interventions that take a more holistic view of the health system. By applying systems thinking to understand the interactions, behaviors, and impacts within the wider health system, donors and implementing partners can better understand the complex inter-connectivity of health systems interventions. They can use this understanding to work with local stakeholders to identify and design more effective interventions, anticipate and monitor for system-wide impacts, and deliver more equitable health outcomes.

But is the effective application of systems thinking currently happening? And, can we effectively use systems thinking within parameters that only allow for disease-specific programming?


Kelly Saldaña
Director, Office of Health Systems
Bureau for Global Health

Cristian C. Baeza
Chair and Executive Director
Center for Healthy Development

Ligia Paina, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of International Health
Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health

Wanda Jaskiewicz (Moderator)
Project Director, Human Resources for Health (HRH2030)
Global Health Division
Chemonics International

Susanna Mudge (Opening Remarks)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Chemonics International


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March 14, 2019
5:00 am - 7:00 am EDT
Event Category:


Chemonics International


Holeman Lounge, The National Press Club