POST-CONFLICT HEALTH SYSTEM RECOVERY SHOULD START DURING THE CONFLICT

Fecha de publicación:
12/2016
Autor:
André Griekspoor, Senior Humanitarian Policy Advisor, World Health Organization (WHO)
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There have been several discussions on the potential of ensuring access to health services in post conflict contexts to support security and stabilisation, or as peace dividend, and on the contribution of health system recovery towards state-building (Haar & Rubenstein, 2012; Pearson, 2010). While there is something to say on all these aspects of how health objectives may support political agendas, the primary health objective is to ensure the right to health of people through access to quality essential health services during and after crises.