Category: Gender

Close-to-community providers, gender and COVID-19 webinar

Video recording of the webinar ‘Close-to-community providers in fragile settings and vulnerable communities during crisis: Gender and COVID-19’


Recommendations for supervisors of female health workers

Recommendations for supervisors of female health workers in Lebanon – how to improve employees’ experiences of work and boost their well-being, motivation and productivity


The gendered experience of close-to-community providers in Sierra Leone

This brief explores the roles of close-to-community health care providers in Sierra Leone and their gendered experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic


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


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


The comparative agility of the community health worker cadre in fragile & conflict-affected contexts

Presentation on ReBUILD’s research into the agility of community health worker cadres in four fragile settings during Covid-19


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.


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


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


The Impact of Leaving Camps on Well‐being of Internally Displaced Persons in Northern Uganda

Paper that explores the estimated changes in internally displaced persons’ well‐being having left transit camps in 2006 following armed conflict in Northern Uganda.


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.


A summary of ReBUILD’s research themes, projects and related outputs

A summary document giving an overview of the projects and research themes which have made up ReBUILD’s work.


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.


‘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.


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.


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.


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.


Conflict, household structure and health-seeking behaviour: the Cambodian experience

This briefing note presents findings from ReBUILD’s research in Cambodia on the demographic and distributional impacts of conflicts and implications for health systems.


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


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


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.


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


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.


The impacts of conflict on access to health care: missing generation and disability in Cambodia

Presentation given by Bandeth Ros at the 5th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Liverpool, on Wednesday 10th October 2018.


Gender and community health worker programmes in fragile and conflict-affected settings. Findings from Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Liberia

Based on findings from ReBUILD’s research project on community health workers in fragile and conflict-affected settings, this brief provides recommendations and guidance for practitioners and policy makers on the ways their workforce may be affected by gender norms, and actions to address them.


Video on a study into career progression amongst women in the post-conflict Cambodian health system

Sreytouch Vong on a study into career progression amongst women in the post-conflict Cambodian health system


Video on gender in post-conflict health systems with a focus on Northern Uganda

Professor Sarah Ssali speaks about gender in post-conflict health systems with a focus on Northern Uganda.


Are health systems interventions gender blind? Examining health system reconstruction in conflict affected states

This ReBUILD paper examines if and how rebuilding health systems affected gender equity in four post-conflict contexts.


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.


Health Systems in Situations of Fragility

Presentation given by Professor Sophie Witter on 17th May 2018 for the American University of Beirut Global Health Institute’s Webinar series: “Global Health and Conflict”. This webinar theme: Health Systems in Situations of Fragility.


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


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.


The human resource implications of improving financial risk protection for mothers and newborns in Zimbabwe

This 2013 paper examines implications for human resources for health of changes in user fees for maternal and newborn health services in Zimbabwe.


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.


Resources from ReBUILD’s work on health financing in conflict-affected and post-conflict settings

Health financing in conflict-affected and post-conflict settings: Resources from ReBUILD’s work


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 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


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


Challenges and progress in implementing the women, peace and security agenda: two case studies

This section from the 2016 SIPRI yearbook highlights the challenges and progress in implementing the women, peace and security agenda


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


Building post-conflict health systems: a gender analysis from Northern Uganda

This book chapter analyses ReBUILD’s research in Northern Uganda to explore gender equity in the post-conflict reconstruction of the heath sector


Synthesis report research tools – Rebuilding adolescent girls lives: mental health and psychosocial support in conflict-affected Gaza Liberia and Sri Lanka

This output details the data collection instruments relating to the ReBUILD synthesis report with the same title


Using life histories to explore gendered experiences of conflict in Gulu District, northern Uganda: Implications for post-conflict health reconstruction

This article discusses how the life histories approach was used to explore how the 20-year conflict in northern Uganda transformed people’s lives. Presenting the experiences of 47 men and women before, during and after the war in northern Uganda, and how gender and power(lessness) shaped their experiences, it explores the implications for health care reconstruction.


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.


Key messages from ReBUILD research in Uganda

This brief outlines the key messages which have come from ReBUILD’s research on health financing, health workforce and aid effectiveness in post-conflict northern Uganda


Health financing and UHC – what’s gender got to do with it?

Presentation made by Sophie Witter at DFID lunchtime seminar 19th January 2016


Why aren’t women rising to the top? Gender in Cambodia’s Health Workforce and Leadership

Poster from RinGs small grant project in Cambodia, presented at the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research 16th-18th November, Vancouver, Canada


Becoming more effective actors for evidence-based health systems policy and practice; Experiences of research, research uptake and capacity-building from the ReBUILD research programme consortium

Poster on ReBUILD’s experiences of research uptake and capacity building at national and international levels, presented at the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research 16th-18th November, Vancouver, Canada.


Resources from ReBUILD’s work on health worker incentives in Sierra Leone, and on health worker experiences during the Ebola outbreak

Details of all outputs from ReBUILD’s work on health worker incentives and remuneration in Sierra Leone, and on health worker experiences during the Ebola outbreak.


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.


Building Back Better – Gender and post-conflict health systems

Combined presentations given at the launch of the Building Back Better website and resources on gender in post conflict health systems; 20th October 2015 in Liverpool


Health systems in post-conflict states – Learning from the ReBUILD programme

Presentation given by Joanna Raven on ReBUILD’s work on health systems in post-conflict states, at a Workshop on Rebuilding Health in Yemen after Conflict, 4th June 2016 in Liverpool


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


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.


The fallout of rape as a weapon of war

2014 ReBUILD report on emerging research findings on patterns & consequences of sexual violence in post-conflict settings, from communities in Liberia.


Key health and conflict related indicators in Liberia and Sri Lanka: background report

ReBUILD report from 2015 on the broader impact of conflicts on health & health service provision for adolescent girls in Liberia & Sri Lanka.


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


Adolescent psychosocial wellbeing in the post conflict context of Sri Lanka – Summary country report: stage 1

Phase 1 report of a 2015 ReBUILD study of post conflict mental & psychosocial health problems experienced by adolescent girls in Sri Lanka.


Mental health and psychosocial support service provision for adolescent girls in post-conflict settings, a culturally sensitive response

Report of 2nd stage of a 2015 ReBUILD study of mental & psychosocial problems & health sevices for adolescent girls in post conflict Sri Lanka.


Failing Adolescents: Social Control, Political Economy & Human Development in post-war Sri Lanka

In post-war societies adolescents occupy liminal spaces and present a particular challenge for post-war communities as well as service providers. This paper draws on a study from two war-affected villages in Sri Lanka, examining the multi-faceted challenges that adolescents face in communities attempting to retain and redefine boundaries, identities, and social and moral regulation in a post-war context.


Fragile and conflict affected states: report from the Consultation on Collaboration for Applied Health Research and Delivery

Fragile and Conflict Affected States present difficult contexts to achieve health system outcomes and are neglected in health systems research. This report presents key debates from the Consultation of the Collaboration for Applied Health Research and Delivery, Liverpool, June, 2014.


Health systems and gender in post-conflict contexts: building back better?

This narrative literature review is an output of collaborative work between ReBUILD and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) working group on gender, to explore the opportunities and challenges for building gender responsive health systems in post conflict contexts.


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


ReBUILD Progress Update February 2015

This briefing note provides a summary update of ReBUILD’s progress across the whole range of its research themes and focus countries, as of February 2015.


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


Gender and health ReBUILD themes

Presentation entitled ‘ReBUILD: Gender and health theme’ by Sally Theobald of ReBUILD Consortium