Maintains is an operational research programme that will develop a stronger evidence base on how health, education, nutrition, and social protection systems can adapt and expand in response to changing needs during and after shocks, such as floods, droughts, disease outbreaks and population displacements, whilst also continuing to provide existing essential services. Maintains delivers research that responds to user demand, fills evidence gaps and is accessible and engaging for public and private sector stakeholders. This resource centre brings together resources related to Maintains research in a single collection that you can filter and search using the panel below. More resources will be added as they become available so please check regularly for updates.
This brief presents key findings from round one of a six part study, exploring the impact of COVID-19 and government response measures on poor and vulnerable groups in urban areas in Ethiopia. The full research report can be found here. Authored by Donna Harris, Alula Teklu, Girmay Medhin, Israel Mitiku, Biniyam Tadesse, and Mekdes Demissie. The study is funded through the Building Resilience in Ethiopia (BRE) Programme and implemented in partnership with the Maintains Programme.
In Sierra Leone, Maintains has been undertaking new work looking at how the government can be supported as they respond, adapt and recover from COVID-19. Our team have used a systems lens to analyse the leadership and governance response to COVID-19 and how this looks across both health, and non-health social sectors. This brief underscores the key findings and further recommendations from the full report, as well as provides and update on wider Maintains work.
This working paper presents research findings on how country level actors prepare for and respond to climate shocks. In particular, recent drought and flood events in 2019 in northern Kenyan counties are analysed across formal health system sub-components of governance, finance, information systems, medical products, infrastructure and workforce. Authored by Matt Fortnam, Peter Hailey, Emily Mbelenga, Nancy Balfour, Stephen Odhiambo, and Elijah Odundo
Maintains Kenya and Uganda Health and Nutrition Research Protocol: Health System Shock Responsiveness
This Kenya research plan addresses the research question “How can health systems be made climate shock responsive for all?” The research spans the period 2020-2023 and will take place in Turkana, Marsabit and Wajir counties in Kenya. Authored by Matt Fortnam, Peter Hailey, Teddy Atim, Emily Mbelenga, and Nancy Balfour