Research for stronger health systems during and after crisis

ReBUILD at the CAHRD Consultation

Monday, 16 Jun 2014

ReBUILD researchers discussed the need for health systems research in Fragile and Conflict Affected States at the CAHRD consultation meeting in Liverpool. 

Amuda Baba, from IPASC, Democratic Republic of Congo, opened the health systems stream with a discussion about human resources for health in fragile and conflict affected states. See his presentation here.

Tim Martineau, Director of REBUILD, presented a paper on The Challenges and Opportunities of Building Pro-poor Gender Equitable Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict-affected Contexts: Human Resources for Health” and his presentation is available here

Friday morning saw a question time session, hosted by Peter Sissons at the Liverpool Town Hall. The panelists included ReBUILD researcher, Dr. Sarah Ssali, from the School of Women and Gender Studies at Makerere University and ReBUILD affiliate Mr. Amuda Baba from IPASC, DRC. Mr Amuda Baba argued that intersectoral action is critical to taking forward health and addressing social determinants and that responses to Sexual and Gender Based Violence require action across sectors; an argument reinforced by Sarah Ssali who also highlighted the urgent need to address the ways in which SGBV survivors are stigmatised and stop ongoing violence. 

In the concluding session on Friday, ReBUILD researcher, Sally Theobald, summarised the discussions from the health systems stream highlighting the importance of encouraging further research and partnerships on health systems research in fragile and conflict affected states. Join our Health Systems Global Thematic Working Group on Supporting and Strengthening the Role of Community Health Workers in Health System Development to be part of the conversation.