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 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.
This rapid literature review on governance and state capability is part of a COVID-19 series of publications from Maintains. It looks at evidence and experience of how countries respond to health shocks, and the implications for public sector governance and state capability. Authored by Stephen Akroyd, Peter Harrington, and Alexandra Nastase.