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IDS Working Paper;454

Building a Resilient Health System: Lessons from Northern Nigeria

Published on 10 April 2015

The overarching aim of this paper is to address the issue of building resilient health systems in the context of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa which has brought renewed attention to this challenge.

The paper highlights insight gained from two decades work creating resilient health systems in Nigeria—in Northern Nigeria in particular. In highlighting how the “simple” basics of outbreak control tie into larger, complex adaptive systems, this paper summarises key learning from the Nigerian experience as a basis for suggesting both how such outbreaks can be averted in the future and how sustainable development goals around eliminating excess mortality and improving health equity can be realised in practice.

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    authors
    McKenzie, A., Abdulwahab, A., Sokpo, E. and Mecaskey, J.W.
    journal
    IDS Working Paper, issue 454
    isbn
    978 1 78118 229 1
    language
    English

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    Research themes
    Health
    Region
    Nigeria

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