Global Health Risk Framework: A Workshop on Building Resilient and Sustainable Health Systems

Type: Stand Alone Workshop
Topics: Global Health, Public Health
Boards: Board on Health Sciences Policy, Board on Global Health

Activity Description

The workshop will examine and define core components and capacity and capability requirements for effective, resilient, adaptive and sustainable health systems. Core capabilities will be explored in the context of ongoing concurrent efforts including the International Health Regulations, the Post-2015 Hyogo Framework, Global Health Security Agenda, Health in All Policies, and the Sustainable Development Goals. Key measures and indicators for each core component will also be considered. Areas for consideration will include:

  • Surveillance and Health Information Systems: information technology, multifunctional platforms, networks, and related processes to detect, assess, and report potential disease outbreaks and other human and environmental hazards, threats, and risks; risk communication; information and communication portals (both traditional and non-traditional such as population surveys, community outreach activities and social media); 
  • Workforce Capacity: , education and training of a competent workforce of health care and other professionals; strengthening of systems for identification, mobilization, coordination and management of local and regional providers (e.g. health care workers, traditional and faith-based healers), and foreign medical teams (WHO Global Reserve Corps, International Medical Corps, Médecins Sans Frontiéres); workforce care and protection. 
  • Health Systems Infrastructure: Physical infrastructure, point of care access (pre-hospital, ambulatory, inpatient), clinical care and other workforce capabilities; outbreak response capacities; public health , laboratory, behavioral health, and social services capacities (including those associated with the International Health Regulations); surge capacity; learning healthcare system models; infection control practices; fatality management and burial practices. 
  • Community, Regional and Global Partner Engagement: establishing and building community trust and social capital, engagement, and accountability; policies and processes (International Health Partnership principles) for identification, coordination, and management of partners (governmental, non-governmental, private sector, faith-based organizations, health sector and non-health sector). 
  • Supply Chain Coordination and Management: medical countermeasure monitoring, distribution, dispensing, and tracking of medical and pharmaceutical products and supplies; monitoring and tracking adverse events, policies and processes for scarce resource allocation; assessment of surge capacity. 
A summary of the presentations and discussions at the workshop will be prepared by a designated rapporteur in accordance with institutional guidelines.

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