Panel 6

Resilience and health systems

Thursday, 4th of february 2021
10.00 - 11.00

The concept of health system resilience has gained popularity in the global health discourse, featuring in UN policies, academic articles and conferences. Responding to shocks is an important aspect of resilience, examining the health system behaviour in the face of contemporary shocks such as pandemic and zoonotic diseases. This session will develop the concept of resilience in health system in high and low income countries.

Johanna Hanefeld currently lead the LSHTM office in Berlin, a new collaboration with Charite Centre Global Health building LSHTM's presence in Europe. As an Associate Professor in Health Policy and Systems Research, her work is situated within the field of health policy and systems and focuses on the political economy of global health. Current research is on health systems, including resilience and quality, and on the impact of medical travel and migration. It includes policy analysis on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Pakistan and Cambodia, work on trade and health including with the WTO, on governance and health inequalities. Actor power and network analysis are central themes  across this programme of work, all my research is empirical and most of it has been situated in low and middle income countries. She also have an active interest in the development of policy analysis methods. Her background is diverse: a policy analyst by training, she worked on HIV and AIDS, initially for the Panos Institute based in Zambia, as HIV researcher for Amnesty International and on health equity and social determinants for WHO. She continue an active engagement with WHO on health policy and equity. She was co-founder and remain an active member of the SHaPeS working group of Health Systems' Global which aims to bring together social science approaches for research and engagement in health policy & systems. Together with colleagues Dr Dina Balabanova and Dr Susannah Mayhew she convene the health systems working group at LSHTM.


Mia Clausin is a research assistant at the GTGLab focusing on the study of complex systems to better understand the impact of and responses to the current COVID-19 crisis. With a MSc in Global Health from the University of Geneva (2020) and a BSc in Economics and International Development from the University of Bath (2016), her research interests focus on bridging disciplinary silos to address global health issues.


Angus Wallace  has been a teaching and research assistant for Professor Stéphanie Dagron since May 2016. He pursued law studies in Glasgow (UK) and Paris (France). Before joining the Global Studies Institute and the Department of Public International Law and International Organization (INPUB), Angus Wallace worked as an assistant at the Faculty of Law at the University of Glasgow where he taught, among other things, law of European Convention on Human Rights and its case law in the context of several summer schools. He also completed several internships, in particular for a newswire specializing in European law (Brussels), for the Pro Bono department of an international law firm (New York) as well as at the Committee on Legal Affairs and Rights. of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Strasbourg).