The COVID-19 pandemic has uncovered many systemic failures of our overall governance arrangements and in particular those regarding health systems and policies. In many cases, governments have been shown to be unable or unwilling to effectively respond, adapt, evolve, and learn when faced with rapidly emerging challenges. At the core, they have failed to see that health systems are nested in society’s larger governance framework and thus are intertwined with social and economic policies. From a systems perspective—understanding phenomena as interconnected and interdependent—our governance arrangements lack an important build-in property : resilience, which substantially affects societal function and responsiveness.
Posté le 11 juillet 2023