An Adaptive Governance and Health System Response for the COVID-19 Emergency

An Adaptive Governance and Health System Response for the COVID-19 Emergency

For a rapidly escalating and unpredictable crisis such as COVID-19, an adaptive response strategy is needed which allows for old and new networks of organizations to align and work collectively with minimum loss of lives. In this paper ACE argues that a suitable response strategy for a country with highly constrained health system, must consider how response components will be delivered at scale, along with what can be delivered. This might require thinking outside of the conventional vertical network of public health system. Given the history of high-capacity non-government organizations in Bangladesh, it is likely that there are multiple alternative horizontal network options for delivering any set of response interventions

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