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- DocumentFuture Health Systems research consortium, 2018Access to water is one of the major challenges faced by residents of Freetown, Sierra Leone, and informal settlements are no exception to this problem. Communities’ sources and access to water vary by location.DocumentUnited States Institute of Peace, 2012The role of health in development and aid policy in conflict-affected and fragile states remains a conundrum. Evidence is increasing that conflict and fragility have a devastating impact on health. At the same time, knowledge on how to construct effective and sustainable health systems in these states through local leadership and donor commitment is expanding.Document
The role of risk perception in willingness to respond to the 2014–2016 West African Ebola outbreak: a qualitative study of international health care workersBioMed Central, 2017The 2014–2016 West Africa Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak was an unprecedented public health event, and in addition to claiming over 11,000 lives, it resulted in the deaths of more healthcare workers than any outbreak in recent history.Document
The role of public health information in assistance to populations living in opposition and contested areas of Syria, 2012–2014BioMed Central, 2017The Syrian armed conflict is the worst humanitarian tragedy this century. With approximately 470,000 deaths and more than 13 million people displaced, the conflict continues to have a devastating impact on the health system and health outcomes within the country.Document
Rebuilding research capacity in fragile states: the case of a Somali–Swedish global health initiativeTaylor and Francis Group, 2017This paper presents an initiative to revive the previous Somali–Swedish Research Cooperation, which started in 1981 and was cut short by the civil war in Somalia.DocumentBioMed Central, 2016Human resources for health are necessary to the delivery of health services; only by securing a sufficient, equitably distributed, adequately supported and well-performing health workforce can any health goals and targets set by national governments or the international community be met [Document
A cross-case comparative analysis of international security forces’ impacts on health systems in conflict-affected and fragile statesBioMed Central, 2018Destruction of health systems in fragile and conflict-affected states increases civilian mortality.DocumentTaylor and Francis Group, 2018Ongoing failure by the international community to resolve the Syrian conflict has led to destruction of critical infrastructure. This includes the collapse of the Syrian health system, leaving millions of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in urgent need of healthcare services.Document
Factors influencing non-institutional deliveries in Afghanistan: secondary analysis of the Afghanistan Mortality Survey 2010Nagoya University School of Medicine/Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya Japan, 2015Home delivery in unhygienic environments is common among Afghan women; only one third of births are delivered at health facilities. Institutional delivery is central to reducing maternal mortality.DocumentElsevier, 2017The objectives of this study were two-fold: 1) to examine how different stakeholders define sustainability, and 2) to identify barriers to and facilitators of the sustainability of the Afghan CHW program.