Research for stronger health systems during and after crisis

ReBUILD's work on gender, Building Back Better and the RinGs programme


Gender is a core cross-cutting theme throughout ReBUILD’s work. As well as the integration and support of gender analysis across all ReBUILD’s phase 1 and extension research projects, there are also two core ReBUILD-supported initiatives focusing on gender - the Building Back Better e-resource, and the RinGs programme.


Building Back Better:

ReBUILD’s specific work exploring the opportunities and challenges for building gender responsive health systems in settings affected by conflict and crisis has been brought together as a specific online resource – Building Back Better. This e-resource includes a series of policy briefs, both addressing general issues of how health sector reform after conflict can support gender equity, and how humanitarian responses to health can adequately take gender into account, as well as a growing series of country case studies, including from Cambodia, Nepal, Timor Leste, Sierra Leone, Mozambique and northern Uganda.



And the dedicated RinGs Partnership on Gender, Ethics and Health Systems brings together four health systems focused Research Programme Consortia, funded by DFID, including ReBUILD, working as a partnership to galvanise gender and ethics analysis in health systems research and strengthening. Find out more on the RinGs website here.


New on-line learning support tool on gender and health systems

Much of this learning has recently contributed to a collaboratively produced open access online learning resource, developed with the European Commission’s DEVCO B4 health team to help improve the considerations of gender in their health systems strengthening work.

Read more about that collaboration and the resources here.



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Find out more on ReBUILD integration of gender across all its projects, and all of ReBUILD's gender-related activities, projects and initiatives here.