Category: International

Disability-inclusive health systems research in fragile and shock-prone settings

This ReBUILD for Resilience webinar looked at how we might deliver disability-inclusive health systems research in fragile and shock-prone settings.


COVID-19 and fragile settings – UHC2030 International Health Partnership Policy Brief

A UHC2030 report from December 2020 on health priorities for COVID-19 response and recovery in fragile settings


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


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


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.


Employment based health financing does not support gender equity in universal health coverage

This paper argues that health financing and entitlement systems linked to employment can actually disadvantage women and explores how that happens


Principles of Health Systems Resilience in the Context of COVID-19 Response

A research brief which outlines the key principles for promoting resilient health systems in the face of the challenge of Covid-19


Health financing policy in fragile & conflict-affected situations

These two papers, produced for the World Health Organization, look at health financing policy in fragile and conflict-affected settings – Health financing policy and implementation in fragile and conflict-affected settings and Health financing policy in fragile & conflict-affected situations


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


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


Political economy approaches to explore PBF’s adoption, adaption and implementation in fragile settings

Presentation given by Maria Bertone at the International Health Economics Association congress in Basel July 2019


Health financing in fragile and conflict-affected settings: What do we know, seven years on?

Paper from ReBUILD looking at literature on health systems financing in fragile and conflict-affected settings and how it has changed in 2012-19


Videos – performance-based financing presentations from HSR 2018

Three presentations on performance-based financing filmed during the 2018 Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research


‘Leaving no one behind’ presentation videos

Presentations recorded during the session ‘Leaving No One Behind – how can evidence-based approaches support progress towards UHC and global health goals during conflict and protracted crises?’, part of the Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in October 2018 in Liverpool.


Video on health financing in fragile and conflict-affected states

Professor Sophie Witter speaks about health financing in fragile and conflict-affected states


Video introduction to performance-based financing

Professor Sophie Witter speaks about performance-based financing as a way to build strategic purchasing in fragile and conflict-affected states.


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


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.


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


Etat des connaissances sur le renforcement des systèmes de santé dans les contextes fragiles

Presentation (French language) on the state of knowledge on health systems in fragile contexts, given by Professor Sophie WItter at an International Workshop at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp on 16th October 2018.


Leaving no one behind; how can evidence-based approaches support progress towards UHC and global health goals during conflict and protracted crises?

This briefing paper has been produced ahead of an organised session at HSR2018, outlining the background context of health service delivery in conflict and protracted crises, current developments and initiatives to improve coordination and approaches to support both humanitarian and development objectives, and the challenges and issues for the use of evidence to support these efforts.


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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


Gender equality needs critical consideration in conflict-affected settings

This 2015 ReBUILD paper argues that more attention should be focused on addressing gender inequalities and inequities in conflict-affected states


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).


‘Leaving no one behind’: protecting vulnerable groups in fragile and conflict-affected situations

Poster from ReBUILD’s cross-country study on people’s health needs and health seeking behaviour before, during and after conflict. This poster was presented at the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research 16th-18th November, Vancouver, Canada


Health workers’ incentives in post-conflict settings – a review of the literature and framework for research

This 2012 ReBUILD literature review identifies research gaps in relation to health worker incentives in post-conflict contexts.


Thematic Working Group on Health Systems in Fragile & Conflict Affected States – Flyer

November 2015 flyer on objectives and activities of the Thematic Working Group on Health Systems in Fragile & Conflict-Affected States


Mental health and psychosocial service provision for adolescent girls in post-conflict settings

Literature review on methodologies & understanding mental health & psychosocial services for adolescent girls in post-conflict settings


The complex remuneration of human resources for health in low-income settings: policy implications and a research agenda for designing effective financial incentives

This paper argues that research focusing on the health workers’ “complex remuneration” is critical to address some of the most challenging issues affecting human resources for health. An empirical research agenda is proposed to fill the gap in our understanding.


Building gender responsive health systems in post conflict contexts: Opportunities and challenges

Building gender responsive health systems in post-conflict contexts: Opportunities and challenges Presentation given at a Global Health, Policy and Practice session 7 March 2014 Read the full presentation


Health financing in fragile and post-conflict states: What do we know and what are the gaps?

As part of ReBUILD’s wider work on health financing, this paper presents an exploratory literature review to analyse the themes and findings of recent writing on health financing in fragile and post-conflict settings.