Establishing a responsive and equitable health workforce post-conflict and post-crisis – lessons from ReBUILD research

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A brief outlining the findings from ReBUILD’s phase 1 research on health workers in post-conflict settings.

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 the health workforce effectively post-conflict.

Health worker attraction, retention, distribution and performance are particularly important factors affecting the performance of a health system. In post-conflict settings, where health systems and health worker livelihoods have been disrupted, the challenges facing the establishment of the right posting and incentive environment are particularly important, and the contextual dynamics around them especially important to understand and incorporate sensitively into policy measures. REBUILD therefore chose this topic as one of its focus areas for the first stage of research.

A cross-cutting analysis of ReBUILD’s wide-ranging series of studies since 2011, on health worker incentives and on deployment policies, has produced a number of important findings and recommendations, and have informed some key themes around human resources for health in post-conflict settings.

Find out more on the theme of health workers in post-conflict settings here.