WEBINAR - Multisectoral collaboration for health: what are the priorities?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are inextricably linked to each other and meeting these goals will require collaboration across sectors. While improving health is clearly articulated in SDG 3 (Ensure healthy lives and wellbeing for all at all ages), it also comes through in the other SDGs. For example, improving air quality in cities can both help to reach climate targets but also improve the health of city-dwellers.

Collaboration within the health sector itself can be a challenge and working with other sectors perhaps even more so. What, therefore, are the research priorities when it comes to multisectoral collaboration for health? What are the key priorities for policymakers in particular? Which key gaps have been highlighted by researchers in the field?

In this webinar, we will discuss priorities for research on multisectoral collaboration for health to support the development of an agenda for future health policy and systems research, an important first step to using the embedded approach towards health systems strengthening and universal health coverage. It will build on a recent paper, Identifying health policy and systems research priorities on multisectoral collaboration for health in low-income and middle-income countries.


  • Dr Sara Bennett, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


  • Dr Charles Mwansambo, Chief of Health Services, Ministry of Health, Malawi
  • Dr Walaiporn Patcharanarumol, Acting Director of Global Health Division, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
  • Douglas Glandon, PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health