is a critical review of an article based on the experiences of Epidemic
Preparedness and Response pillars as they built resilient health systems while
responding to various emerging and re-emerging adverse events. The premise of
the article is to explore the need and outline advantages of resilient health
systems to those responsible for health outcomes at all levels, for effective
public health action amidst adverse contexts. The article may be considered as
objective and unbiased due to the peer review process. The article was
published in a journal that provides a forum for a broad discussion of global
health issues that range from systemic violence to infectious disease
outbreaks. The article has contributed to literature and provides a basis for
achieving resilience, improving public health action and indicates areas for
further development of the knowledge base of health systems research. However,
it is suggested that the concept of responsiveness be reemphasized and paired
with resilience to improve the performance of health systems.
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