Search results: "health system strengthening"

ReBUILD at FCDO’s health system strengthening position paper launch

News on ReBUILD's attendance at the launch of the UK government's new position paper on health system strengthening


Health system strengthening in LMICs and fragile states – what and how?

A presentation which considers what a health system is, what makes it strong and what we know about effective strengthening interventions


Health system strengthening – reflections on its meaning, assessment and our state of knowledge

Paper reflecting on undertaking a health systems strengthening review, drawing out suggestions on definitions and approaches to assessment, plus key conclusions


Health system strengthening – what is it, how should we assess it, and does it work?

Presentation (video and slides) given by Professor Sophie Witter on a report on health systems strengthening


Integrating gender into health system strengthening in conflict and crisis-affected settings

Recording of a webinar on integrating gender into health system strengthening in conflict and crisis-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


Gendered Health Care Coping In Northern Uganda: What Are The Gender And Equity Considerations In Post Conflict Health System Strengthening?

Poster presented at the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Cape Town 2014: A study of the extent to which gender is a factor in post conflict health systems


Getting on the same page: the concept and assessment of ‘health systems strengthening’

A video recording, presentation slides, Q&A responses and additional resources from ReBUILD's 'Getting on the same page: the concept and assessment of health systems strengthening’ webinar


The concept and assessment of health systems strengthening

In this blog post Lynda Keeru reflects on the ReBUILD for Resilience webinar, 'Getting on the same page: the concept and assessment of ‘health systems strengthening’


Getting on the same page: the concept and assessment of ‘health systems strengthening’

Details of a ReBUILD for Resilience webinar on the concept and assessment of health systems strengthening


Leaving no one behind: the role of gender analysis in strengthening health systems

A special supplement of Health Policy and Planning which draws together papers which examine gender across a range of health policy and systems contexts. Includes ReBUILD work.


Event: Supporting and strengthening the role of community health workers in health system development

As part of HSR2020, Dr Haja Wurie of the ReBUILD for Resilience consortium and Dr Amuda Baba spoke on the role of community health workers in fragile and conflict-affected settings - video of the session is available


Evidence review of what works for health systems strengthening, where and when?

Research from ReBUILD and partners on identifying evidence on effective health systems strengthening approaches in different contexts


The ReBUILD programme and emerging themes for health systems strengthening in post-conflict and post-crisis settings

This brief outlines the main themes on health systems in post-conflict and post-crisis settings which came from the first phase of the ReBUILD programme, and the range of research projects which gave rise to these findings and themes.


How to attract and retain health workers in rural areas – new paper

New paper looking at how to attract and retain health workers in rural areas of a fragile state, using findings from a labour market survey in Guinea


Uncovering the voices of the most vulnerable and neglected in health systems is important

Blog post from Lynda Keeru on the RSTMH's President’s Lecture 2021 webinar, looking at neglected countries, communities and conditions


Health system resilience during COVID-19: understanding sexual and reproductive health service adaptation in North Kivu

This report examines the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on sexual and reproductive health services in North Kivu, DRC


Putting the ‘universal’ into Universal Health Coverage schemes for family planning

Lynda Keeru reports on a Thinkwell webinar on family planning and Universal Health Coverage


Seven recommendations for building the climate shock-responsiveness of Kenya’s health system

Our colleagues have been working in Kenya to learn how the country's health system can become more climate-shock responsive.


Health systems in a crisis – learning from Covid-19 and how to build a stronger and more resilient health workforce

Oxford Policy Management explores the effect of Covid-19 on Indian health workers and recommends policies for a resilient health workforce


Resilience and inclusion in health (emergency and longer-term approaches with reference to COVID-19)

A UNHCR webinar on refugees' inclusion in health systems and health system strengthening during the COVID-19 pandemic. Features Professor Sophie Witter.


Supporting health system resilience – if not now, when?

On Universal Health Coverage Day 2020, Sophie Witter considers the COVID-19 pandemic, the global background of ongoing conflict and shocks which affect millions of the world’s poorest people, and health system resilience.


Performance-Based Financing, Basic Packages of Health Services and User-Fee Exemption Mechanisms: An Analysis of Health-Financing Policy Integration in Three Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings

Research looking at whether and how performance-based financing is integrated with national financing strategies, especially in fragile and conflict-affected settings


Establishing a responsive & equitable health workforce post-conflict & post-crisis: lessons from ReBUILD research

Human resources for health is the most expensive, complex and critical health system pillar, and one with more political ramifications – it is crucial to learn lessons about how to rebuild it effectively post-conflict. This brief highlights some of the main findings on HRH and recommendations from ReBUILD’s research.


(How) does RBF strengthen strategic purchasing of health care? Comparing the experience of Uganda, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Results-Based Financing has proliferated in health sectors of low and middle income countries, especially fragile and conflict-affected ones, and has been presented as a way of reforming and strengthening strategic purchasing. However, few studies have empirically examined how RBF impacts on health care purchasing in these settings. This article examines the effects of several RBF programmes on health care purchasing functions the past decade.


Resources from ReBUILD’s research on gender in post-conflict health systems

Details of all outputs from ReBUILD's work on gender and post-conflict health systems.


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.


Institutions for strong and equitable health systems after conflict and crisis – lessons from ReBUILD research

This brief outlines the findings from ReBUILD’s phase 1 research informing the theme of institutions in post-conflict health systems.


Health systems during and after crisis: evidence for better policy and practice

This series of ReBUILD briefing papers addresses some key questions related to health systems strengthening in settings affected by conflict or crisis.


Responding to humanitarian crises in ways that strengthen longer-term health systems: What do we know?

ReBUILD briefing paper summarising knowledge on responding to humanitarian crises in ways that strengthen longer-term health systems


UHC in Emergencies – ReBUILD presentation at the 2018 World Health Assembly

Video of Tim Martineau of the ReBUILD Consortium speaking at a session on UHC in emergencies at the 2018 World Health Assembly


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


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


Health systems research in fragile and conflict-affected states: a research agenda-setting exercise

This paper reports on a research needs setting exercise carried out by the HSG Thematic Working Group on Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict Affected States (TWG-FCAS).


Health systems after conflict – evidence for better policy and practice

These briefs outline the main themes which have come from ReBUILD’s research, as well as an overview of the programme, its research projects, and how the themes developed from these.


Resources from ReBUILD’s work on health worker incentives and deployment in post-conflict and post-crisis settings

This document includes details of all outputs from ReBUILD's work on human resources for health in post-conflict and post-crisis settings.


Joint submission to APPG-Africa Inquiry into Community-led health systems and the Ebola outbreak

ReBUILD, together with the REACHOUT and COUNTDOWN RPC, produced this joint submission of evidence in response to a call from the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Africa's Inquiry on community-led health systems and the Ebola outbreak.


Desk Review of institutional arrangements for health financing in Zimbabwe

Report of a ReBUILD desk study to describe the organizational, institutional & governance aspects of health financing in Zimbabwe.


Performance-Based Financing in the context of the ‘complex remuneration’ of Health Workers – Findings from a mixed-methods study in rural Sierra Leone

Presentation by ReBUILD Affiliate researcher Maria Paola Bertone given at the International Health Economics Association Congress in Milan 15th July 2015


Building a motivated health workforce – During and Post Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone

Drawing on ReBUILD’s research on health worker experiences and incentives in Sierra Leone, this briefing paper was produced to inform key actors involved in maintaining basic health services during the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak.


Working towards Universal Health Coverage in post-conflict environments

Produced to coincide with Universal Health Coverage (UHC) day 2014, this briefing note outlines the importance of better understanding health systems in post-conflict settings, and how ReBUILD’s work in this area can contribute towards achieving UHC


Direct facility financing presentation at Montreux

Professor Sophie Witter was invited to speak at the Montreux Collaborative meeting - read about the Direct Facility Financing session and her presentation


ReBUILD briefings addressing gender, vulnerable groups and intersectionality

ReBUILD briefing papers addressing issues around gender, vulnerable groups and intersectionality in health systems in a range of countries


Maintains programme: Research supporting social services’ adaptation to external shocks

A summary of the Maintains programme (2018-21) and its outputs: research supporting social services' adaptation to external shocks


Reflections from fragile and conflict-affected settings

Presentation from Professor Sophie Witter at the 'Health financing priorities in the time of Covid-19?' session at the Institute of Development Studies in October 2020


ReBUILD cross cutting and synthesis non peer-reviewed outputs

Summary of ReBUILD's cross cutting and synthesis non peer-reviewed outputs, eg videos, briefs, infographics etc


Aid Effectiveness

The ReBUILD research project explored the link between governance and aid effectiveness in strengthening post-conflict health systems in northern Uganda


Results-based financing as a strategic purchasing intervention: some progress but much further to go in Zimbabwe?

Research which empirically and systematically examines how results-based financing impacts on health care purchasing in Zimbabwe


ReBUILD cross cutting and synthesis non peer-reviewed outputs

Summary of ReBUILD's cross cutting and synthesis non peer-reviewed outputs, eg videos, briefs, infographics etc


Summary of ReBUILD’s research themes, projects and outputs 2018

This summary of ReBUILD's research projects from both the original phase and the short extension phase of the programme. It includes links to further information on the projects and their outputs.


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


Benefits of Social Network Analysis for District Performance Assessment

This brief gives an overview and an assessment of the Social Network Analysis tool for assessing district health sector performance in Uganda.


Application of Social Network Analysis in the Assessment of Organizational Infrastructure for Service Delivery: A Case Study From Post-conflict Northern Uganda

A 2016 draft paper on ReBUILD research into the link between governance and aid effectiveness in post-conflict health systems in Uganda


Haja Wurie speaks about Ebola in Sierra Leone

In this 2015 video Haja Wuried of the ReBUILD consortium shared her insights on post-Ebola health system reconstruction in Sierra Leone


The development of HRH policy in Sierra Leone, 2002-2012 – report on key informant interviews

A ReBUILD consortium report on the he development of humna resources for health policy in Sierra Leone, 2002-2012