Establishing Human Resource Systems for Health during Postconflict Reconstruction

Allocation of HRH functions in Afghanistan
Management Sciences for Health. "Establishing
Human Resource Systems for Health during
Postconflict Reconstruction" Occasional Papers
No. 3, Boston: 2006

Health workers are an essential input to service provision. Decisions governing human resources are thus crucially important for rebuilding a health system. In many post-conflict countries, however, little attention is given to identifying the effects of prolonged conflict upon the composition, skills and deployment of the health workforce that is expected to provide services in a rebuilt health system. This paper seeks to elucidate HRH issues in the critical start-up period of reconstruction in countries that have experienced relatively prolonged and major conflict. The examples are drawn mostly from Afghanistan and Cambodia, two countries that experienced more than twenty years of conflict.

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