BMC Public Health
(Accessed 19 Oct 2019)
What makes health systems resilient against infectious disease outbreaks and natural hazards? Results from a scoping review
The 2014–2016 Ebola outbreak was a wake-up call regarding the critical importance of resilient health systems. Fragile health systems can become overwhelmed during public health crises, further exacerbating the human, economic, and political toll. Important work has been done to describe the general attributes of a health system resilient to these crises, and the next step will be to identify the specific capacities that health systems need to develop and maintain to achieve resiliency.
Authors: Jennifer B. Nuzzo, Diane Meyer, Michael Snyder, Sanjana J. Ravi, Ana Lapascu, Jon Souleles, Carolina I. Andrada and David Bishai
Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1310
Published on: 17 October 2019