Images: Ashim Shrestha, 2019 (left) & Maruf Hasan IRC (right)

 

ReBUILD for Resilience research projects

We are working on a range of research themes in several different contexts. They include our core countries of Lebanon, Myanmar, Nepal and Sierra Leone as well as other fragile and shock-prone settings, including Yemen, Syria, Cameroon, Bangladesh, and Democratic Republic of Congo.

 

Explore our research projects and their outputs by theme below, or by country by following the links above. You can also read a series of impact case studies of our work.

 

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Community health workforce

  • The gendered experience of close-to-community providers in fragile and shock-prone settings: implications for policy and practice during and post COVID-19 – details here
  • Close-to-community providers addressing gender norms and power dynamics: participatory action research in fragile and shock-prone settings – details here
  • Mapping the resilience capacities and coping mechanisms of health workers and other cadres in hospital emergency departments in Sana’a during protracted conflict and crisis in Yemen – details here
  • Understanding health system resilience to respond to COVID-19 in a federalised context: a case study of health workforce management at sub-national level in Nepal – details here
  • Cross-country learning on health system resilience: synthesis of OPM findings on the role of community health workers in COVID-19 and on governance for health system responses to emergencies – details here
  • Strategies to support community health workers working in fragile urban contexts: a case study of the anglophone regions in Cameroon – details here

Non-state healthcare

  • Young people’s mental health and psychosocial wellbeing in a fragile setting: formative research to strengthen community mental health systems in Myanmar – read here
  • Exploring approaches for complementary private sector engagement in the health sector in Northern Syria – details here
  • Community stressors and coping mechanisms in accessing the health system during a double crisis: a qualitative case study from Yangon Region, Myanmar – read the paper here
  • The role of non-state actors in health service delivery and health system resilience in Myanmar (2015-22) – details here

COVID-19

  • Understanding health system resilience to respond to COVID-19 in a federalised context: a case study of health workforce management at sub-national level in Nepal – details here
  • Community stressors and coping mechanisms in accessing the health system during a double crisis: a qualitative case study from Yangon Region, Myanmar – details here
  • The gendered experience of close-to-community providers in fragile and shock-prone settings: implications for policy and practice during and post COVID-19 – details here
  • Health system resilience amid outbreaks: understanding the politics of sexual and reproductive health service adaptation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo – details here

 

Governance

  • Cultivating inclusive, coordinated networks between climate stakeholders in Bangladesh to enhance health system and community resilience to climate shocks and stressors – more here
  • The implementation of the reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health policy in Sierra Leone: dynamics, challenges, and opportunities faced by policy implementers at the national and sub-national levels – details here
  • Cross-country learning on health system resilience: synthesis of OPM findings on the role of community health workers in COVID-19 and on governance for health system responses to emergencies – details here
  • Working with community leaders to address shocks, increase inclusivity, accountability and trust, and support health system resilience in Sierra Leone – details here

Learning sites

  • Understanding and developing a resilient health system in Majdal Anjar, Lebanon – details here
  • Understanding and strengthening local health governance and planning to build resilient local health systems that leave no one behind: Nepal – details here

Gender, equity and justice

  • The gendered experience of close-to-community providers in fragile and shock-prone settings: implications for policy and practice during and post COVID-19 – details here
  • Close-to-community providers addressing gender norms and power dynamics: participatory action research in fragile and shock-prone settings – details here
  • Health system resilience amid outbreaks: understanding the politics of sexual and reproductive health service adaptation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo – details here
  • The implementation of the reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health policy in Sierra Leone: dynamics, challenges, and opportunities faced by policy implementers at the national and sub-national levels – details here

Political economy, health financing and Universal Health Coverage

  • Exploring approaches for complementary private sector engagement in the health sector in Northern Syria – details here
  • Strengthening subnational health systems through support to public procurement and financial management: lessons from a technical assistance programme in Nepal – more here
  • Political economy, health financing and the role of shocks: case studies in Nepal and Thailand – details here

 

Service delivery

  • Health system resilience in Ethiopia’s Tigray region – more here
  • Health system resilience amid outbreaks: understanding the politics of sexual and reproductive health service adaptation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo – details here
  • Evaluation of the Harim Network in Northwest Syria – details here

 

 

"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