This rapid study reviews the literature on how a health crisis such as an epidemic has adverse implications for gender, especially for women. It includes recommendations for designing and executing interventions both in response to the COVID-19 crisis and in creating resilient systems going forward. Authored by Gunjan Jhunjhunwala and Vinaya Padmanabhan.
This rapid literature review on the role of community health workers (CHWs) is part of a COVID-19 series of publications from Maintains. It explores the barriers and facilitators affecting the response of CHWs to epidemics and identifies opportunities to strengthen their role in shock-responsive health systems. Authored by Shuchi Srinivasan and Radhika Arora.
This rapid literature review on health services is part of a COVID-19 series of publications from Maintains. Drawing on learnings from past disease outbreaks, particularly Ebola in West Africa, it considers the immediate challenges as well as the longer-term approaches required for recovery and reform to enhance future health system resilience. Authored by Rithika Nair, Health Consultant.
This rapid literature review on social protection is part of a COVID-19 series of publications from Maintains. It explores how social protection systems are responding, what we can learn from previous epidemics, and what measures can be used by low and middle income countries to cope with the impact of a pandemic on poverty, vulnerability, and social exclusion. Authored by Madhumitha Hebbar and Laura Phelps.