Category: 2017

Developing health system research capacity in crisis-affected settings: why and how?

This brief outlines the meaning of health system research capacity, the particular needs for such research capacity in crisis-affected settings, and key lessons for future policy, building on the broad experience of the ReBUILD Consortium and tacit knowledge of the ReBUILD partnership as well as wider literature

Sustainability of health systems in crisis-affected settings: lessons for practice

This policy brief reviews key dimensions of sustainability and their relevance for crisis-affected settings, then presents lessons for encouraging sustainability in these settings.

Do health systems contribute to reduced fragility and state-building during and after crises?

This ReBUILD brief discusses the associations between health systems and state-building and the empirical evidence in this area.

The political economy of crisis-affected settings: what does it mean for investments in health systems?

This brief reviews key elements in the response to crises from a political economy perspective, evidence on the opportunities and challenges presented by crises, and lessons in how to best utilise those opportunities to promote investment in health systems.

How do different types of provider affect access to effective and affordable healthcare during and after crises?

This brief summarises the key characteristics of the different types of providers and the health services they offer, and discusses their involvement in health crises and possible interventions that can increase access to effective and affordable healthcare during and after crises.

How to move towards universal health coverage in crisis-affected settings: lessons from research

This policy brief reviews the meaning of universal health coverage (UHC) and summarises lessons for achieving UHC in crisis-affected settings.

Developing inclusive health systems in crisis-affected settings

This policy brief highlights the ways in which health systems reinforce the marginalisation of some social groups, and then summarises the effects of crises on inclusiveness and the interventions that can protect and enhance equity for those marginalised.

Psychosocial support for adolescent girls in post-conflict settings: beyond a health systems approach

ReBUILD research paper focusing on the importance of psychosocial support services for adolescent girls in fragile contexts

The gendered health workforce: mixed methods analysis from four fragile and post-conflict contexts

A paper from ReBUILD exploring the gendered experiences of health workers in fragile and post-conflict states

Changes in catastrophic health expenditure in post-conflict Sierra Leone: an Oaxaca-blinder decomposition analysis

A paper from ReBUILD examining how households’ exposure to financial risks through seeking healthcare evolved in post-conflict Sierra Leone.

Resilience in health systems – responses to key questions

This briefing note provides collective responses from three health systems research consortia to some key questions on health systems resilience raised by DFID advisors.

Resilience of health systems during and after crises – what does it mean and how can it be enhanced?

This policy brief summarises different aspects of health system resilience, its measurement, and strategies for enhancing resilience during and after crises.

How do health workers experience and cope with shocks? Learning from four fragile and conflict-affected health systems in Uganda, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and Cambodia

Paper draws together lessons from ReBUILD’s research on health worker incentives in northern Uganda, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and Cambodia.

The commercialization of traditional medicine in modern Cambodia

This 2017 paper describes the findings from ReBUILD’s research in Cambodia as part of the health financing research strand

Assessing aid effectiveness: a case study of post-conflict northern Uganda

Presentation on ReBUILD’s research into aid effectiveness and health system actors and networks in post-conflict northern Uganda. Given to ReBUILD Researchers’ Forum meeting on 28th September 2017

Learning Support Tool on Gender and Health Systems

This learning support tool was developed by ReBUILD, RinGs and the EU DEVCO B4 to help improve considerations of gender in health systems strengthening, through the work of health staff in EU delegations.

Promoting women’s leadership in the post-conflict health sector in Cambodia

This brief describes findings from research conducted by RinGs and ReBUILD on women’s leadership in the health sector in Battambang province, Cambodia

Minding the gaps: health financing, universal health coverage and gender

This 2017 ReBUILD paper reflects on why we need to focus on gender when moving towards Universal Health Coverage

Leaving no one behind: lessons on rebuilding health systems in conflict and crisis-affected states

This paper draws on ReBUILD’s research to understand key issues inhibiting health systems strengthening in fragile settings

Sub-national assessment of aid effectiveness: A case study of post-conflict districts in Uganda

This 2017 paper reports on ReBUILD’s research in northern Uganda, undertaken to assess the aid-effectiveness in post-conflict districts of the country

Application of social network analysis in the assessment of organization infrastructure for service delivery: a three district case study from post-conflict northern Uganda

This 2017 paper reports on ReBUILD’s research on aid effectiveness in northern Uganda in the post-conflict reconstruction phase

Incentives for health workers to stay in post and in rural areas: findings from four conflict- and crisis-affected countries

ReBUILD report presents a cross-cutting analysis into health worker incentives in post-crisis northern Uganda, Sierra Leone, Cambodia & Zimbabwe

Health systems research in fragile and conflict affected states: a qualitative study of associated challenges

This 2017 ReBUILD paper seeks an understanding of the challenges of conducting health systems research in fragile and conflict-affected settings

The role of women’s leadership and gender equity in leadership and health system strengthening

This 2017 paper from ReBUILD and the RinGs programme explores gender and leadership in the health sector focusing on Cambodia, Kenya and Zimbabwe

Impact of health financing policies in Cambodia: A 20 year experience

This paper reports on some of the findings from ReBUILD’s quantitative research into post-conflict health financing policies in Cambodia.

Experiences of using life histories with health workers in post-conflict and crisis settings: methodological reflections

This paper examines the ReBUILD programme’s experience of using life histories to explore health system trajectories coming out of conflict through the eyes of health workers. The paper shows how life histories with health staff can be a very powerful tool, particularly in contexts where routine data sources are absent or weak, and where health workers constitute a marginalized community.

Evolution of policies on human resources for health: opportunities and constraints in four post-conflict and post-crisis settings

This article draws on ReBUILD’s research on human resources for health across four post-conflict settings, shedding light on the patterns and drivers of post-conflict policy-making. It explores whether the post-conflict period offers increased chances for the opening of ‘windows for opportunity’ for change and reform and the potential to reset health systems.

Understanding deployment policies and systems for staffing rural areas in Northern Uganda during and after the conflict: synthesis report

This 2017 paper reports on ReBUILD’s research into deployment systems for health workers in remote and rural areas in Uganda