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A New Societal Contract for a New Era: Why It’s Time to Rethink Health Systems

There is no doubt about it: COVID-19 has caused the most significant threat to global health in the 21st century.

COVID-19 has created a “burning platform” for change and innovation, providing a new impetus to rethink the value of health and its delivery. While we are focused on the immediate needs, we also need to hold space for complexity, for raising difficult and complex questions, to set ourselves on a journey of collective transformation to re-imagine the future trajectory of health for humanity. So what have we learnt?

This article is part of a series in which OECD experts and thought leaders—from around the world and all parts of society—address the COVID-19 crisis, discussing and developing solutions now and for the future. Read the complete article on the OECD Forum Network website.