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HEALTH SYSTEMS: STRENGTHENING PREPAREDNESS, Policy brief, Task Force 1 “Global Health and COVID-19”

  • Research
  • 8 September 2021

        The COVID-19 pandemic has increased pressures on health systems across the world, exacerbating existing resource and capacity constraints. To guarantee health quality and efficiency for all, it is necessary for health systems to substantially increase their preparedness capabilities to be able to respond to crises while strengthening their core primary functions. This policy brief identifies the key pillars needed to ensure strong health systems and puts forward a six-point action plan for the G20 to enhance global health resilience through joint procurement, policy harmonization, monitoring, horizon-scanning and health education.