Making healthcare systems resilient

THIS REPORT WAS PUBLISHED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE WORLD GOVERNMENT SUMMIT

Healthcare is a global priority, and the COVID-19 pandemic has reconfirmed the vulnerabilities of worldwide healthcare systems. Building resilient healthcare systems to withstand public threats is essential.

A foundation for healthcare resilience

Healthcare resilience is a country’s capacity to prevent, surveil, respond to, and recover from shocks, stresses, and adversity.

Strategy& and the World Government Summit have developed an evidence-based tool to score a country’s healthcare resilience based on 3 main components, underpinned by more than 210 indicators. To build healthcare resilience, governments need to identify their countries' exposure to hazards, their vulnerabilities, and their response capacities.

Key stakeholders for building resilience

Healthcare resilience requires integrated and holistic action, with three core stakeholders working closely together: central governments, health regulators, and healthcare providers.

Starting on the road to recovery

Previous health emergencies may have highlighted the weaknesses of various healthcare systems, but the COVID-19 pandemic has put them in the spotlight. Governments now have an opportunity to make their healthcare systems more resilient and work with healthcare regulators and providers to deliver the most responsive and agile healthcare systems possible for the future.

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