Building Resilient Systems for Sustained Population Health
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has brought into question the traditional approaches to health systems strengthening, against the barometer of systems resilience. Too many health care systems are under-resourced and fragmented, leaving the most vulnerable countries unprepared to assure wellbeing for all at all ages. Pragmatic health systems founded on strong primary health care, and augmented with innovative approaches such as the integration of e-Health offer the most realistic opportunity to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. DHSI's model seeks to enhance the ability of health systems to respond to global health threats while maintaining already established health programs.
DHSI is a dynamic network of subject matter experts (SMEs) in public health programming, clinical systems, quality improvement in healthcare, laboratory systems, supply chain management, health systems research, health informatics, and program evaluations. This network of independent consultants with project-specific reporting relationships with DHSI gives us a competitive advantage to implement projects across a wide geographic area and wide areas within health systems. DHSI invites all interested SMEs to join the network and be part of building resilient health systems in Africa and beyond. Project-specific positions will be distributed within the network based on relevance and individual experience to deliver the scope.