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20 Responses to HSR consultation – 5. What are your views about how the society could be financed?

  1. Cornelia Ndifon says:

    • Membership dues
    • Sale of logo-designed: T-shirts, ties, wrist bands, pens, diaries, mugs, caps/or face caps etc
    • Out-door fundraising activities to promote causes
    • Invest in agriculture and nutrition
    • Seek for grants from multinationals, companies, industries
    • Partner with multinationals, companies, industries and health related businesses to promote health/health system related products and get commission
    • Endorse products that improve population health and get commission

  2. Dr. Eliudi Eliakimu says:

    Financing can be solicited from:
    (a) Members annual fees;
    (b) “”for the initial time””-lobbying MoHs-through the Units/Sections/Departments responsible for HSR, to set kind of overhead cost to be paid to the society annually.
    (c) Targeting big funders/institutions to support the organization.

  3. Lawrence Rugema says:

    In addition to what others have mentioned, big agencies such as WHO and philanthropists like gates and melinda foundation.

  4. Kofi Bobi Barimah says:

    Membership dues

  5. Irene Akua Agyepong says:

    Membership dues, grants and donations

  6. Leslie London says:

    A start-up grant specifically raised to get going
    Membership fees – individual (modest fees, and staggered for different LIC, LMIC, etc) and institutional (fees a bit larger)

  7. Lucy Gilson says:

    There are probably not many options here! Clearly we should look at how other similar societies are funded – whether national, regional or international. And we should think/look to the future – how to sustain a society over time. Presumably there would need to be a phased approach — initial funding from the proposed sources to get the sociey going, but meanwhile trying to think creatively for the future. Is there a potential philanthrophic funder out there who sees this as an important area and would give enough funds to be invested and so generate some recurrent income? Or a corporate social responsibility fund that would see this as a worthwhile investment? Can specific donors be targeted to fund specific activities that address their interests/needs? And can we get creative business brains on to this issue fairly soon, in looking to the future?

  8. chinyere mbachu says:

    membership dues; regional collaborations for grants;
    private donations from agencies

  9. Kun Zhao says:

    membership plus private donors

  10. Dick Jonsson says:

    Global initiatives, bilateral and multilateral support, governmental member fees and private companies.

  11. There also are growing groups of social investors out there. An initial aim would seem to be to create real value, so that potential investors see funding of the Society as an effective and results-based use of funds. Positioning the Society as a catalyst for augmenting and building up national research agendas is a start. Potential contributors could begin to perceive the Society as capable of efficiently and rapidly leveraging their funds to support local investigators to resolve the most urgent problems impeding UHC in their specific context.

  12. Deon Canyon says:

    Corporate sponsorship – we can bear the burden of pharmaceutical advertising! Many large global health orgs would love to be associated with this effort.

    Individual membership needs to ‘pay’ – being a ‘member’ is worth nothing to an academic while being a ‘Fellow’ is worth a Lot! If you want to attract high level members then you must offer Fellow status that is achievable by merit, not by time. Of course you need to discount certain countries.

    Government funding – usually not sustainable but good for starters and special endeavors.

    Large private donations to be invested.

  13. Dennis B. Batangan says:

    More innovative approaches should be considered. The new society model could be part of a ‘Technology Business Incubation’ (TBI) process for a social enterprise. I think this approach would be more effective if implemented in a developing country. I am from the Philippines and involved in several TBI projects where Public-Private-Partnership models are being tried out to address various health problems.

  14. Freddie Ssengooba says:

    One of the roles of the host institution and executive team of the Society should be to raise funds especially from agencies and foundations with interest to strengthen health systems and stronger evidence base thereof.

    Take contributions from individual members and affiliates (such as agencies working close to/with health systems and policies);

    Returns on investments (If smartly invested).

  15. Yanira Xirinachs-Salazar says:

    1. Government and Donor Grants
    2. Institutional memberships
    3. Organisation of seminars and workshops
    4. Creation of a fee paying journal

  16. Bill Brieger says:

    If individual membership needs to be graduated by ability to pay/country of residence. Could also include institutional memberships. Need to take caution concerning recent demise of Global Health Council.

  17. Collins Chansa says:

    Member Contributions
    Creation of a fee paying journal
    Organisation of seminars and dedicated workshops on health systems
    Government and Donor Grants

  18. Bernard Kadio says:

    1. membership fees
    2. donations

  19. Hyacinth Ichoku says:

    Through research proposals and advocacy grants

  20. Benjamin Uzochukwu says:

    Membership and donations from international agencies and private organizations

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