Before the COVID-19 pandemic, health systems in most low- and middle-income countries were stretched, contributing to a lack of universal access to health services. During the pandemic, many governments have redirected resources to the COVID-19 response, further stretching the health system and disrupting other disease prevention and treatment services. This issue of the Bulletin goes beyond the health sector to examine some of the wider issues of governance as they affect pandemic response and the introduction of diverse measures at different times…more