ReBUILD: Research for Building pro-poor health systems during recovery from conflictThursday, 27 Nov 2014
Tim Martineau from ReBUILD gave a presentation yesterday at the Health in Humanitarian Settings Research Symposium at LSTM. The presentation was an overview of progress in the ReBUILD programme, with an emphasis on the way it is engaging with interested stakeholders. This emphasis on research uptake will be a growing theme in the activities of ReBUILD, but there has already been a very productive interaction with stakeholders from a range of backgrounds especially through the Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict Affected States Thematic Working Group. Those interested in this area can join the group, which operates viaLinked-In.
The Symposium was full of interesting presentations, many relevant to conflict and post-conflict situations, and led to engaging discussions. These included the challenges and practicalities of humanitarian aid, exploring information need for paediatric disability, the impact of child detention under occupation, and the importance of conflict-sensitive approaches when engaging in healthcare interventions. The keynote presentation was given by Dr. Lorenzo Savioli, who gave a fascinating picture of working in the area between research and advocacy in tackling the tremendous burden of neglected tropical diseases.
The presentation can be viewed by clicking on the below link. And ReBUILD researcher Sally Theobald was tapping away throughout the Symposium, so watch this space for news of a blog from Sally!