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Webinar: Building Back Better - What part should gender play in reconstructing post-conflict health systems?

Monday, 01 Feb 2016

“Evidence suggests that health sector reform in post-conflict contexts, as well as in developing countries, has been largely blind to its impact on gender equity: it 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.” -Valerie Percival

To help explore how gender interacts with efforts to support the health system ReBUILD and SIPRI put together Building Back Better - a new online resource on post-conflict health system reconstruction in Mozambique, Northern Uganda, Timor Leste and Sierra Leone. We want to expand this work and this webinar is an opportunity to discuss the implications of reconstruction in these countries and for other settings. The webinar is co-sponsored by the Thematic Working Group (TWG) on Health Systems in Fragile and Post-Conflict settings. It is part of the month of gender events that Health Systems Global is hosting in the run up to International Women’s Day on 8 March 2016.


  • Introduction the broader programme of work: Tim Martineau, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States Thematic Working Group
  • Overview of Building Back Better, including the publications, briefs and website: Val Percival, Carleton University
  • Perspectives from Northern Uganda:Sarah Ssali, Department of Public Health, Makerere University
  • Perspectives from Timor Leste:Esther Richards, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Where and when?

The webinar will take place on Tuesday 8 March at 13.00 GMT. Please click here to register and reserve your place!

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