Research for stronger health systems during and after crisis

Resilience in health systems - responses to key questions

Resilience is increasingly used in health policy and systems discussions by both researchers and policymakers, yet there is no clear or common understanding about what resilience is, or about its potential for improving health systems and healthoutcomes. In July 2017, three research consortia - Future Health Systems, ReBUILD and RESYST, held a workshop to discuss and share their experience and insights around health system resilience.

After the workshop, DFID colleagues identified a series of questions about resilience for which they sought answers. This note provides responses to those questions, drawing on the workshop discussions. It has been prepared jointly by the three research consortia.

You can access the briefing note here.