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CHESAI is a collaborative of health policy and systems researchers based in the Western Cape, South Africa.

CHESAI​ is a collaborative of health policy and systems researchers based in the Western Cape, South Africa. The main partners are the School of Public Health and Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town and the School of Public Health at the University of the Western Cape — currently supported by a grant from the International Development Research Centre, Canada.


Multimedia for research and knowledge management in health systems research: why, what and how

What’s your global health value? Applying systems thinking to promote debate and self reflection on good global health

Nurturing health system resilience through everyday leadership and reflective practice: experience from the DIAHLS and

Resilient health systems buffers? The every-day role of non-state (faith-based) African health pro-

South-South collaboration in teaching and learning about health policy and systems research

Reflections on teaching and Learning systems thinking

Developing resilient health systems: sharing policy makers’ experience

Innovations in teaching health policy and systems research

The bridges that span resilient health systems: Interdisciplines and intersections


Public-private engagement for health systems strengthening: developing a typology to aid design, implementation and

The impact of power and politics on policy implementation and reform in developing countries: the complexities of implementing Ghana’s health insurance

Sustaining health system development over time: experience from the Western Cape province, South Africa

The global pendulum swing towards community health workers in low-and-middle income countries: are the systems issues being addressed?

The role of leadership in building resilience in rural under resourced health facilities: assessment of emergency obstetric care in two rural district hospitals in South Africa 

Strengthening stewardship as a key lever in health system strengthening: mechanisms that enable and constrain efforts to create a functional district management team

Transformative education: improving health outcomes through effective public-private partnership  


Policy and implementation gap: a multi-country perspective

The contribution of non-state faith based health providers to health systems resilience in Africa

Eposter The leadership trinity: a framework for leadership development in the health sector

Post doctorate research fellowship as HPSR capacity development intervention

Eposter “Courage and patience”: learning about the enablement of health systems resilience from a large scale

intervention in Sofala, Mozambique

Eposter “Introducing doctors into primary healthcare clinics: the realities of complex interventions in South Africa

From individual to team and system competencies: extending the boundaries of health leadership and management capacity development

What actions help (or hinder) the adoption of early-stage health system strengthening reforms in South Africa


The frame and the flower. Short film 

#morethanebola A photo-essay from Sierra Leone 


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