Research for stronger health systems during and after crisis

Haja Wurie speaks about Ebola in Sierra Leone

ReBUILD’s Dr Haja Wurie from the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences in Freetown, Sierra Leone, has been involved in our research on health worker incentives and experiences, before and throughout the Ebola outbreak.

In this new video, made as part of a project by the COUNTDOWN research consortium to bring together health systems researchers and implementers in Ebola-affected countries, Haja shares her insights on health system reconstruction in Sierra Leone. Amongst other things, Haja talks about the impact of Ebola on Sierra Leone’s health system, including the health workforce, key steps in rebuilding the health system, including issues of trust between communities and the health system, the role of vertical programmes like neglected tropical disease (NTD) control programmes in supporting health systems strengthening, and some of the key issues for health systems research post-Ebola.

Many thanks to our colleagues at COUNTDOWN for making this video and sharing with us!