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Health services resilience and preparedness

How might we enhance the resilience of communities at risk of crises to adapt, absorb, and respond to shocks?

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Weak health systems struggle to deliver essential health services, including sexual and reproductive services, during times of crisis. Communities are there before, during and after a crisis - and they are often the first responders in an emergency. Steps must be taken to prepare for the inevitable shocks that will affect communities. 

We’re eager to learn about diverse ideas. Some may consider community education and engagement, female safe spaces, the role of community health workers, increasing the choice of available contraceptive methods, the capability and capacity of of healthcare workers, task shifting, health service data and surveillance, integration with national health systems, and integrated health services.

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#SAFER trains, equips, and pays trusted community members to provide care for mothers and newborns displaced by conflict in Northern Nigeria

#SAFER trains, equips, and pays trusted community members to provide care for mothers and newborns displaced by conflict in Northern Nigeria

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