nurses in zimbabwe

Everything you ever wanted to know about health systems in fragile and post-conflict settings

Well maybe you won’t learn everything, but I hope the title got your attention! This lecture by Barbara McPake gives a pretty sound overview of the issues. Perhaps you will be left thirsty for more information – in which case feel free to leave your questions and comments below.

Barbara asks:

  • What is it about post-conflict health systems that makes them different from others?
  • What’s the difference between post-conflict and fragile settings?
  • Is fragility normal?
  • For how long are you post-conflict?
  • What does the literature say about financing and human resources for health in these settings?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities for health systems research in post-conflict states?



Barbara has recently moved to The Nossal Institute for Global Health. We wish her luck!

Photo of nursing staff in Zimbabwe courtesy of the World Bank.


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