Image – Health Systems Research in Liverpool, 2018 – courtesy of Health Systems Global, Flickr


The groups and coalitions which ReBUILD for Resilience works with

Like the ReBUILD programme before it, ReBUILD for Resilience is an active member of working groups and coalitions that share the programme’s objectives; to work actively towards improving health systems in fragile and shock-prone settings. These links will develop as the programme progresses but currently include the following:

Health Systems Global Thematic Working Group on Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings (TWGFCAS)


TWGFCAS is an active group of about 2000 researchers, policymakers, funders and implementers, all working towards the objectives of better creation, sharing and use of new knowledge for better health systems and access to healthcare for all, in these most challenging settings. The group is managed by a steering committee and supported by an expert advisory group. Several ReBUILD for Resilience consortium members make up their number.


More on TWGFCAS [opens new tab]

UHC2030 Working Group on UHC in Fragile Settings

UHC2030, together with WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme, has convened this group to encourage the development and implementation of health sector policies that affect populations living in fragile settings, and to sustainably improve the quality and safety of available health services. The group brings together experts from key operational agencies and coordinating bodies – as well as researchers like the ReBUILD for Resilience consortium – to explore options for how a more effective and complementary interface might function. Professor Sophie Witter, research co-director of ReBUILD, sits on the group.


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Future of Global Health Initiatives

The Future of Global Health Initiatives (FGHI) process brings together a group of global, regional and national health stakeholders – from governments and international- and domestic-financing partners to civil society, health organisations, and academics – in a time-bound process of consultation and research throughout 2023. They are reflecting on how global health initiatives can be optimised to best support national health priorities and countries’ progress towards universal health coverage.


Several members of the ReBUILD team – including Sophie Witter, Maria Paola Bertone and Giulia Loffreda from IGHD plus partners in Pakistan, Senegal and South Africa – are part of FGHI, contributing to discussions which will culminate in a set of commitments for collective action to optimize global health initiatives’ support to national health priorities and countries’ progress toward universal health coverage.


More on FGHI. [opens new tab]


The Lancet Commissions

Team members are involved in several Lancet Commissions:

• Syria: health in conflict [opens new tab]

• Migration and Health: the health of a world on the move [opens new tab]

Gender and COVID-19 working group

This project brings together academics from around the world – including ReBUILD for Resilience members – to conduct real-time gender analysis to identify and document the gendered dynamics of COVID-19 and gaps in preparedness and response. It brings together hundreds of researchers, policy makers and practitioners and is a clearing house for emerging evidence in this area.


More on the Gender and Covid-19 group [opens new tab]

"We seek to understand how we can develop stronger and more resilient health systems which deliver both local and global health."

Joanna Raven, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine