ReBUILD expands its research portfolio for 2014

News article 23 Jan 2014

During the last 12 months, five affiliates of ReBUILD, a research consortium funded by DFID to deliver new knowledge to inform the development of pro-poor health systems in countries recovering from conflict including Cambodia, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zimbabwe,  received funding to expand the range and geographical reach of the programme.

The five additional projects that have now started include:

Health Systems Resilience: A Complex Adaptive Systems Analysis in Cote’ d’Ivoire, Northern Nigeria and Liberia. Led by Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, USA.

Rebuilding the Foundations for Universal Health Coverage with Equity in Zimbabwe, led by Training and Research Support Centre (TARSC), Zimbabwe

Obstetric Referral in the Cambodian Health System – What works? Led by Nuffield Institute, Leeds University, UK in partnership with the Cambodia Development and Research Institute (CDRI), Cambodia

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Service Provision for Adolescent Girls in Post-Conflict Settings: A Culturally Sensitive Response in Liberia and Sri Lanka, led by Overseas Development Institute (ODI), UK

Health Worker’s Remuneration, Incentives and Accountability in Sierra Leone, led by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LHSTM), UK

ReBUILD’s Chief Operating Officer, Helen Carlin, said: “This brings the total number of research projects under the ReBUILD umbrella to 18, and expands our portfolio to deepen the existing focus on health worker performance and health financing for improved equity. It also widens the portfolio to bring in new areas of mental wellbeing and systems resilience as well as new geographical areas recovering from conflict. It is expected that findings will be presented from all of these additional projects by 2016.”