This working paper sets out a conceptual framework for a shock-responsive health system for the Maintains programme. The framework is designed to support the approach to country and cross-country research under Maintains, and to facilitate comparative cross-country learning and synthesis. The framework draws together ideas from literature on health systems, resilience, health security and related areas, and identifies components of a health system and the wider context that may be affected by shocks, and that affect the ability of the health sector to respond.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 200 countries/territories have expanded and adapted their social protection systems to mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic. Maintains is conducting a cross-country study to provide an operational assessment of these social protection responses using the conceptual framework and research questions described in this note.
Authored by Rodolfo Beazley, with Alexandra Doyle, Madhumitha Hebbar, Karin Seyfert, and Ludovico Carraro
All Maintains evidence and articles relating to COVID-19 can be found here.
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
This working paper sets out a model of shock-responsiveness in health systems, with the purpose of standardising the conceptual approach and facilitating comparative learning and synthesis.