Post Conflict Analysis

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INTRODUCTION:
The key question in developing human resources for health continues to be how to produce, deploy and retain an appropriately trained health workforce of the appropriate skill mix who can deliver the appropriate, affordable and equitable packages of health services designed by ministries of health as the basis of their health service delivery. The problems related to this are common to all countries.
In post-conflict situations, the loss or displacement of experienced personnel, the destruction or degradation of training systems, and the complexity of the context within which reconstruction takes place exacerbates the problems (Macrae, 1995; Smith, 2001, 2002).
The strategies to restructure a workforce largely depend on: the
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These include; staffing numbers types and distribution, health workforce and health worker performance. An analysis of this situation is important in order to put in place solutions that are specific to the local context. Other factors like finance, policy, available infrastructure, prevalent disease conditions and security need to be considered.
SPECIFIC SOLUTIONS
A. EXTEND EMERGENCY RELIEF PROGRAMS INTO THE POST-CONFLICT PERIOD
In this strategy, organizations that provided relief during the conflict period help to ameliorate the shortage in healthcare personnel. These include governmental bodies like the military health services, emergency services and the ministry of health. It also includes NGOs and other aid organizations affiliated to foreign governments.
Creating or rebuilding an environment through which health services can be provided is one of many competing priorities that governments face following a period of conflict; health may represent a relatively minor concern for governments. Conversely, it tends to be a major priority with international donors. The NGOs that provide health services during the conflict can contribute enormously to capacity building, training, and support for communities in the post conflict
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These include; staffing numbers types and distribution, health workforce and health worker performance. An analysis of this situation is important in order to put in place solutions that are specific to the local context. Other factors like finance, policy, available infrastructure, prevalent disease conditions and security need to be considered.
SPECIFIC SOLUTIONS
A. EXTEND EMERGENCY RELIEF PROGRAMS INTO THE POST-CONFLICT PERIOD
In this strategy, organizations that provided relief during the conflict period help to ameliorate the shortage in healthcare personnel. These include governmental bodies like the military health services, emergency services and the ministry of health. It also includes NGOs and other aid organizations affiliated to foreign governments.
Creating or rebuilding an environment through which health services can be provided is one of many competing priorities that governments face following a period of conflict; health may represent a relatively minor concern for governments. Conversely, it tends to be a major priority with international donors. The NGOs that provide health services during the conflict can contribute enormously to capacity building, training, and support for communities in the post conflict
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