News and blogs - Maintains

11 December 2020

Kate Gooding, Alhassan Kanu, Matt Fortnam, Debbie Hillier Each year on 12 December, the world celebrates Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day, offering an important opportunity to reflect on and support the life-saving role of health care for all. This year, UHC Day focuses on the importance of strong, equitable health systems for health security. 2020 […]

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ethiopia urban poor
A 13 year old who had come to Addis Ababa to find work but due to COVID has become unemployed and living on the streets
Credit: Kasper Bøgsted Kristensen, Danish Red Cross
27 October 2020

OPM through the Building Resilience in Ethiopia (BRE) and Maintains programmes together with MERQ Consultancy and the Government of Ethiopia have just published part two of a six-part study which aims to understand the impact of COVID-19 and government response measures on poor and vulnerable groups in urban areas in Ethiopia. In this blog, we spoke to lead researcher Donna Harris about the findings and challenges so far.

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Women in Pakistan wait to vote - Rachel Clayton/DFID
20 August 2020

COVID-19 presents major governance challenges. First, it requires a ‘whole of government’ approach – with joint activities and coherent decision-making across diverse ministries, public administrations, and agencies. Second, it requires a ‘whole of society’ response, where multiple levels of government work with the private sector, NGOs, and civil society in collaborative governance. Third, plans – and the teams put in place to deliver them – need to be adaptable due to uncertainty, imperfect information, and unclear scientific evidence.

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