Health systems in fragile and conflict-affected states
Healthcare in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS) remains a real challenge, with poor performance on many health-related goals. But little evidence exists on appropriate approaches for health systems strengthening in such settings. The Thematic Working Group on Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict Affected States (TWG-FCAS), part of Health Systems Global.
One of the key objectives of the TWG-FCAS is to support the awareness and dissemination of current and new knowledge, and to support its translation into policy and practice. This collection of resources on the Eldis platform and associated Key Issue Guides are supporting these objectives.
For more information and to join the TWG-FCAS, visit our web-page.
This resource has been developed for the TWG-FCAS by the ReBUILD Research Programme, funded by UK Aid from the Department for International Development.
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Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium, 2014This briefing paper maps the actors that constitute the plural health system in Sierra Leone and the relationships between them. Second, it examines the factors that influence health-seeking behaviour before setting out some recommendations on ways forward when developing appropriate interventions to address malnutrition....
Journal of Global Health, 2016Between 2011 and 2013, the Lebanese population increased by 30% due to the influx of Syrian refugees. While a sudden increase of such magnitude represents a shock to the health system, threatening the continuity of service delivery and destabilising governance, it also offers a unique opportunity to study resilience of a health system amidst ongoing crisis.We conceptualised resilience as the capacity of a health system to absorb internal or external shocks (for example prevent or contain disease outbreaks and maintain functional health institutions) while sustaining achievements....
Bulletin of the World Health Organization : the International Journal of Public Health, 2010The aim of this paper is to describe the availability of essential health services in rural Liberia five years after the end of the civil war....
The TWG-FCAS is a working group of Health Systems Global, bringing together researchers, policy-makers, funders and implementers working in fragile and conflict affected states (FCAS), to promote and support the creation, identification and sharing of knowledge, and the translation of this knowledge into policy and practice.