Research for stronger health systems during and after crisis

Building post-conflict health systems: a gender analysis from Northern Uganda

Sarah N. Ssali, Sally Theobald, Justine Namakula and Sophie Witter (2016)

Chapter 20 in the Handbook on Gender and Health, edited by Jasmine Gideon and published by Edward Elgar 27 May 2016. (Part of the International Handbooks on Gender series) ISBN: 9781784710859  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781784710866

This chapter analyses research conducted by the ReBUILD consortium in Northern Uganda to explore the extent to which gender equity has been considered and realized in the post-conflict reconstruction of the heath sector. It builds on the literature review from ReBUILD’s research into opportunities and challenges for building gender responsive health systems in post conflict contexts, which suggested that health sector reform in post-conflict contexts, as well as in developing countries, has failed to sufficiently identify the distinct health needs and experiences of men and women, analyse the factors that contribute to that difference, and respond accordingly.