Global Learning Collaborative for Health Systems Resilience


The COVID-19 pandemic exposed vulnerabilities in health systems around the world. Frequent outbreaks and natural disasters highlight the need for continuous learning and adaptation to build resilience. GLC4HSR addresses this need by fostering knowledge sharing and collaboration to strengthen health systems for future crises.

The GLC4HSR secretariat is housed in ACCESS Health International and was set up with initial funding support from The Rockefeller Foundation. ACCESS Health International provides the secretarial and technical support function for the Collaborative through its regional offices located in India, Singapore, and Dubai and through its strategic health systems partners in other regions of the world.

Program Objectives:

Global Learning Collaborative for Health Systems Resilience is a voluntary collaborative of health systems stakeholders across the globe with the purpose of knowledge co-creation and reciprocal learning towards building strong and resilient health systems to prevent and be prepared for future pandemics and other health crises.

The GLC4HSR currently has 100+ members and advisors spread across 20+ countries. Established in the midst of a global pandemic, the GLC4HSR’s work currently focuses on the below core areas of health systems resilience.

  • Health systems resilience assessment
  • Disease surveillance
  • Healthcare provisioning
  • Financing for health system resilience
  • Digital health for health system resilience
  • Building climate-resilient communities
  • Adopting a multi-pronged approach to supply chain resilience
  • Empowering and engaging communities to building community health resilience

The GLC4HSR welcomes association with multiple stakeholders working towards strengthening health and other social systems. Individuals and institutions working in healthcare, public health, pharmaceuticals, genetics, bioinformatics, biotechnology, surveillance, finance, policymaking, academics, research, technical assistance, capacity building, information technology in addition to health system groups and development agencies, industry bodies, associations and beyond can partner with the Collaborative.

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