Research for stronger health systems during and after crisis


ReBUILD’s research since 2012 has been based on some core projects focusing on health systems financing, human resources for health, aid architecture, with cross-cutting themes of gender and equity running through all these projects.

As findings from these projects in our partner countries emerged, cross-cutting analysis has produced findings and recommendations around three key themes affecting health systems in post-conflict and post-crisis settings. Whilst there are other important aspects of post-conflict/post-crisis health systems strengthening which our research has not focused on, ReBUILD’s work suggests that an overarching understanding and interlinked approach in these three areas of the post conflict context will make an essential contribution to building responsive and resilient health systems.

Find out more about these themes - Institutions, Health workers, and Communities, via the links below.

And find out about ReBUILD’s work and findings on gender and post-conflict health systems on our Building Back Better website.



Health systems institutions – the organisations, rules and relationships that apply to the health system – become more complex post conflict and post crisis.


Health Workers

Human resources for health is the most expensive, complex and critical health system pillar, and one with more political ramifications.



Health financing policies that support universal access to health care without causing impoverishment are critical for vulnerable populations affected by conflict.