Health system resilience is "the capacity of health actors, institutions, and populations to prepare for and effectively respond to crises, maintain core functions when a crisis hits, and reorganise if conditions require it" (Kruk et al., 2015)

Health workers, managers, and policymakers are all key health actors who must cultivate resilience.

Example: An up-to-date mapping of health workers—how many, where they are, and what their skills are—allows for more rapid response, effective communication, and surveillance. For example, during the Ebola crisis, mHero mobile technologies helped health authorities and frontline workers connect to plan, respond, communicate, and act.

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