Health system transformation: making it happen (2016)




This expert meeting on implementation of health system transformation took place in Madrid, Spain, 17–18 December 2015 with the following specific aims:

  • To identify lessons learnt in the implementation of health system reforms at policy level which could serve as an evidence base
  • To provide advice to health system policy-makers on how to initiate reforms and/or how to accelerate or improve implementation
  • To identify steps the WHO Regional Office for Europe could take to develop a health system policy level implementation agenda and potential mechanisms of collaboration.

This meeting was framed in a context where health systems in Europe and beyond are either already undergoing extensive macro level reforms or are in great need of undertaking these.