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Lessons from Africa: Building Resilience through Community-Based Health Systems

Please join the Wilson Center, in partnership with the Population Institute, for a discussion with experts on the role of trust in enabling crisis response and how a more holistic approach to access to services in addition to healthcare, like girls’ education and maternal health, ultimately increases the resilience of at-risk communities.

Date & Time

Oct. 8, 2020
9:30am – 11:00am
This event will be webcast live

Lessons from Africa: Building Resilience through Community-Based Health Systems

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COVID-19 has revealed shortcomings in the health systems of countries all over the world. In sub-Saharan Africa, the health crisis threatens to severely curtail already limited public health services and exacerbate fragility. Yet, despite immense hurdles, past crises have shown that innovative decision-making and locally-led interventions can go a long way in improving the resilience and responsiveness of health systems. Please join the Wilson Center, in partnership with the Population Institute, for a discussion with experts on the role of trust in enabling crisis response and how a more holistic approach to access to services in addition to healthcare, like girls’ education and maternal health, ultimately increases the resilience of at-risk communities.

Send questions for our panelists during the event to ecsp@wilsoncenter.org

Follow the conversation on Twitter by following @NewSecurityBeat and @Wilson_MHIFind more coverage of these issues on our blog, NewSecurityBeat.com.


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