THEMES

Health First

3. Recovery, preparedness and strengthening health systems
The COVID-19 crisis impacts the world’s poorest and most vulnerable hardest, with significant intergenerational implications for poor and low-income families. As demonstrated during the 2008 financial crisis, countries with strong social protection systems and basic services suffered the least and recovered the fastest. People everywhere must have access to social services and social protection, jobs, business and livelihoods must be protected.