Research for stronger health systems during and after crisis

Two new papers from the ReBUILD Consortium

Thursday, 25 Apr 2019

 

Despite officially closing at the end of 2018, the ReBUILD Consortium is still producing outputs. The latest are two new papers from teams in Uganda and the UK.

 

Human resource deployment

“Posting policies don’t change because there is peace or war”: The staff deployment challenges for two large health employers during and after conflict in Northern Uganda explored how deployment policies and practices were adapted in the Acholi region of Uganda during the conflict and post-conflict periods. It concludes that it may not be possible, or even appropriate, to change deployment policy during or after conflict, however, given sufficient autonomy, local managers can adapt deployment policies appropriately to need.

The paper was produced by ReBUILD members from Makerere University, School of Public Health in Uganda and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK and can be accessd here:

Mangwi Ayiasi R, Rutebemberwa E, Martineau T, “Posting policies don’t change because there is peace or war”: the staff deployment challenges for two large health employers during and after conflict in Northern Uganda, Human Resources for Health, 2019 17:27.

 

Health financing

The second paper, from ReBUILD members at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, involved a literature review of 115 documents on health financing, comparing topics and focuses now with those taken in 2012. It found that health financing in FCAS is a growing field, but skewed in focus by external actors, and that some topics, such as performance-based financing, have grown since 2012 but many gaps remain.

It can be accessed here:

Bertone M1, Jowett M2, Dale E2, Witter S1, Health financing in fragile and conflict-affected settings: What do we know, seven years on?, Social Science & Medicine (2019), doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.04.019