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Systems thinking provides an understanding of the complexity of health systems, which is fundamental for strengthening the design, implementation and evaluation of health systems interventions, policies and strategies. The primary objective of this Series is to support the shift from abstract concepts to actual applications and experiences of systems thinking in health, particularly in LMIC. The Series Editor declares no conflict of interest. The Series was coordinated by the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems research, World Health Organization. The publication of the Series and the associated capacity building and dissemination activities were carried out with the aid of a grant from the International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada. Peer review was independently carried out by the Journal. The authors alone are responsible for the views expressed in this publication and they do not necessarily represent the views, decisions or policies of the World Health Organization or the International Development Research Centre.