Webinar- Resilient Health Services
The 2014-2016 West Africa Ebola virus disease outbreak demonstrated the central importance of having resilient health systems, to prevent, detect and respond to disruptive public health events and carry on providing routine and emergency essential health services. Quality health services are pivotal during emergencies and serve as the interface between communities and the health system. For health systems to be resilient, they require quality health services that are delivered prior to, maintained during, and improved upon following an emergency. Health systems and health security are co-dependent. However, integrating health systems and health security functions presents numerous challenges.
An active programme of work to support countries with health system and health security integration is being taken forward by the Quality Systems and Resilience unit within WHO. This 90-minute session will explore this ongoing work. Country case studies on strengthening health services and systems with a special focus on preparedness for health emergencies, and in acute and protracted emergencies, will be presented.
1. Articulate the need for integrating health systems and health security functions.
2. Understand WHO’s approach to health services and health systems resilience.
3. Explore ongoing country support and lessons learned in this area.
4. Allow participants to explore the concept of resilient health services through an interactive panel discussion
Date & Time: Thursday 30 May 2019 0900 (Washington, D.C.)