Research for stronger health systems during and after crisis

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine starts £6m war zone health project, 13 Jan 2011, Liverpool Echo

Sunday, 01 May 2011

THE Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine has started a £6m research project to help rebuild health services in war zones.

The REBUILD programme, funded by the UK Government, includes partners in five countries and will focus on health budgets and staffing.

Tim Martineau, a senior lecturer in human resource management at the school, said: “In countries affected by political and social conflict, health systems frequently break down and emergency assistance provided by humanitarian organisations often constitutes the main source of care.

“As recovery begins, so should the process of rebuilding health systems.”