• Through this initiative it is hoped that reproductive and child health system, policy and services in post conflict setting will be better informed in order to improve policymaking and program development and that we will be closer to attaining the health related MDGs.

    Rebuilding reproductive and child health systems in post-conflict settings is critical to long term sustainable health and the overall well-being of a country. It is important for Health System, NGO’s, development professionals and health care workers to make this issue a top priority.

    The driving force behind such an initiative is that policy makers require reliable evidence to make effective and informed decisions.  Research, if correctly framed and disseminated, can provide that evidence.  Our claim is that if researchers are enabled to produce the evidence and have the capacity, skills and the resources to do the research, then evidence based health systems decisions and policies are more likely to take place

    Initiative's Objectives:

    - Mapping existing knowledge and identifying priority research questions of the reproductive and child health systems in post conflict setting.

    - To gain in-depth understanding of the determinant of Reproductive and Child health in post conflict settings

    - To identify the demand and supply barriers to access to Reproductive and Child health in post conflict settings

    - To assess the readiness of post conflict communities to be engaged in a community directed reproductive and child health care services.

    - To investigate how and to what extent Reproductive and Child health service planning is influenced by understanding the context of community in post conflict.

    Expected Outcome:

    This initiative aims to inform the decision making process by promoting a better understanding of reproductive and child health in post conflict setting. Furthermore, it will identify best approaches to strength health system in post conflict setting.

    Weak health system is not unique to post conflict South Sudan, rather it is a common phenomenon in many post conflict settings and many developing countries. Thus, the evidence generated by this initiative will provide insights and potentially useful recommendations which could be applied and evaluated in other settings....

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