Adapting to change
Adaptability is an essential characteristic of resilience, as all the stories featured in Protecting Global Gains illustrate. These programs responded to the unprecedented shock of COVID-19 with new communications and distribution channels and flexible financing. They deployed trusted local health workers to share novel information and services within their own communities. They collected and shared real-time data to keep essential services functioning. We hope their experiences will inspire a new approach to building systems that are flexible, resilient, and centered on people’s context-specific needs.