Policies on return and reintegration of displaced healthcare workers towards rebuilding conflict-affected health systems: a review for The Lancet-AUB Commission on Syria
Despite the significant numbers of health care workers (HCWs) displaced by conflict, this study identified few specific policies and limited information explicitly focused on the repatriation and reintegration of such workers to their home country in the post-conflict period. The authors point to the need for additional research to understand the particular barriers faced by conflict-displaced HCWs in returning to their home country. They argue that conflict-affected and post-conflict states should develop policies and initiatives that address factors within and beyond the health sector to encourage displaced HCW return and provide sustainable reintegration solutions for those who return to post-conflict health systems.
Authors: Diana Rayes, Lana Meiqari, Rouham Yamout (AUB), Aula Abbara, Iman Nuwayhid, Samer Jabbour & Marian Abouzeid
Citation: Rayes, D., Meiqari, L., Yamout, R. et al. Policies on return and reintegration of displaced health care workers towards rebuilding conflict-affected health systems: a review for The Lancet-AUB Commission on Syria. Confl Health 15, 36 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13031-021-00367-4