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What is a resilient health system? Lessons from Ebola

Topics: Emergency Management, Healthcare and Public Health,

This article in the Lancet medical journal analyzes the response to Ebola, noting how it lacked resilience and a coherent framework which allowed the disease to create social disruptions beyond the direct health damage. This document then defines three preconditions for resilience, such as clear delineation of roles between international actors, or a legal and policy foundation to create a response framework and accountability. This document also outlines four characteristics of resilient healthcare systems, such as capacity for awareness of local issues, or diversity in structure and responses.

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