Image Credit Left – Ashim Shrestha, 2019 / Image Credit Right – Peter Biro IRC


About ReBUILD for Resilience

ReBUILD for Resilience examines health systems in fragile settings experiencing violence, conflict, pandemics and other shocks. Our aim is to produce high-quality, practical, multidisciplinary and scalable health systems research which can be used to build health systems resilience and improve the health and lives of many millions of people.


More on the challenges that ReBUILD for Resilience is addressing here.

What is ReBUILD for Resilience?

ReBUILD for Resilience is an international consortium of organisations from Lebanon, Myanmar, Nepal, Sierra Leone and the UK. Between us we have expertise across all health systems pillars and in a wide range of disciplines including public health, epidemiology, social sciences, health economics, political science, research methodologies and gender.


The consortium will build on the work started during the highly successful ReBUILD programme but will focus on a wider range of stressors in a wider range of contexts – fragile and shock-prone (FASP) settings.


The consortium has been active since 2020 and is funded by a £7.68 million grant from the UK government’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

What is the research focus?

The ReBUILD programme created an extensive bank of health research in fragile and conflict-affected settings. [link to rebuild section of database] It became a leading global research team and reference point for academics, organisations, policy makers and practitioners. However, global health challenges continue to grow – not least due to the current COVID-19 pandemic – and there is a pressing need for sustained research which focuses on a range of shocks and stressors in a variety of settings.


Our primary research question is therefore:

‘How do we develop resilience capacities to ensure responsive, effective, inclusive, gender-equitable and sustainable health systems in fragile and shock-prone settings?’


There’s more on our research themes and projects.

Image Credit – UN Women Allison Joyce, Flickr


About the team

The teams and staff delivering ReBUILD for Resilience are introduced in the partners section of this website. They are led by Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine with research directorship shared with the Institute for Global Health and Development. They are supported by:

  • A consortium management committee with representation from across the partnership
  • Five working groups:
    • Capacity strengthening
    • Gender, equity and justice
    • Monitoring, evaluation & learning
    • Research uptake and communications
    • Research forum
  • A Consortium Advisory Group of external experts who offer guidance and strategic oversight.
"ReBUILD for Resilience brings together partners to share experiences, to discuss our contexts, and to create an appropriate model that helps build resilience in health systems across the country and beyond"

Sushil Baral, HERD International