Systems Thinking to transform Thailand's health system

This brief video shows how systems thinking concepts such as leverage points, the development of a shared vision, collaboration and feedback loops can help us to understand Thailand's successful health systems reforms over the last three decades.

Good Health at Low Cost - Bangladesh

This video is used in the course Introduction to Health Policy Analysis to stimulate thinking and class discussion about the range of contextual factors influencing health policy development and implementation.


Religious resistance to polio vaccination in DR Congo

This video is used in the course Introduction to Health Policy Analysis. It provides a brief illustration of the key health policy analysis concepts of policy actors, content and context. However, it mostly serves as an example of a stakeholder management / communication strategy that seeks to overcome certain community members' resistance to policy implementation.  

Research story: The health system effects of Pay for Performance in Pwani Region, Tanzania


Drawing on the findings of a research project of the Resilient and Responsive Health Systems (RESYST) consortium, this video reflects on the health system effects of pay-for-performance (P4P). It is based on an evaluation that was done in the Pwani region of Tanzania, where P4P was piloted to increase deliveries in health facilities and improve maternal and child health. The video addresses the effects of P4P on facility resourcing and resource allocation processes, the behaviour of health workers and their relationships with patients, relationships between workers and managers, and accountability mechanisms.

Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes - The Joy of Stats - BBC Four


With some fancy data visualisation, Hans Rosling shows the evolution of countries’ health and wealth over the past 200 years, stimulating reflection on questions such as the historical development of health systems, the global and national factors that impact health system development and performance, as well as disparities (and how these have changed over time) between and within countries. Visit the Gapminder website for more potential teaching tools:

Health Systems Create Healthy Futures: Meet Maya


This video is used as part of CHEPSAA’s course Introduction to Complex Health Systems. It is, in a rather light-hearted fashion, an excellent way to get students thinking about what a health systems is, why a health systems is important to society, and how complex and interconnected health system components are.

History of the Nigerian Health System


This video captures a lecture on the history of the Nigerian health system. It deals with topics such as the organisational structure of the health system and the evolution of the health system through different political periods. The lecture is delivered by Prof. Benjamin Uzochukwu of the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus.

The video was originally created to go hand-in-hand with a session of CHEPSAA’s course Introduction to Complex Health Systems. This session deals with topics such as the historical forces that shape health system development, the social and political construction of health systems and the national and global forces influencing how health systems work.