Resilient and sustainable systems for health accelerate progress toward ending epidemics and help countries prepare for emerging threats to global health security.

Investments in robust health systems include improving procurement and supply chains; strengthening data systems and data use; training qualified health care workers; building stronger community responses and systems; and promoting more integrated service delivery so people can receive comprehensive care throughout their lives.

Countries with stronger systems are better able to respond to health emergencies, such as infectious outbreaks, or the movement of refugees and displaced people. In short, stronger systems provide more people with health care. Systems for health do not stop at a clinical facility, but run deep into communities and can reach those who do not always go to health clinics, particularly the vulnerable and the displaced.