Making the link: sexual-reproductive health and health systems, 9 - 11 September 2003: Leeds, UK


This conference was organised by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Nuffield Institute for Health, University of Leeds.

The aims of the conference were:

  • To further international debate and knowledge on the implications of health systems development (HSD) for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) policies, programmes and services.
  • To identify priorities for health systems to respond to the needs of sexual and reproductive health services and appropriate approaches for addressing these.
  • To develop recommendations for promoting dialogue and collaboration between SRH and HSD actors.

The website provides links to the Introduction by Adrienne Germain (President, International Women's Health Coalition), keynote speeches by:

  • Andrew Green, Nuffield Institute for Health: Health system development and sexual-reproductive health: a view from the system side (powerpoint presentation)
  • Yogan Pillay, Government of South Africa: Key issues in decentralization. Some South African Experiences (powerpoint presentation)
  • Dr. Aida Libombo, Deputy Minster of Health, Mozambique: Health systems development and reproductive health. Experience of Mozambique (powerpoint presentation and text).
  • Mme. Pan Guiyu,Vice Minister, National Population and Family Planning Commission of China (text)

and a copy of the final proceedings.

Presentations given at the conference under 3 main themes are also available from the site:
The implications of system design issues for SRH (4 presentations)
Implications of resource and financing forms for SRH (8 presentations)
Advocacy, priority setting and accountability for SRH in reform contexts (4 presentations, including 1 from the donor panel).


Making the link: sexual-reproductive health and health systems, 9 - 11 September 2003: Leeds, UK

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