Post Conflict Public Health: A New Framework for Thinking about Health Systems

Kristine Sloan writes about "Post Conflict Public Health" focusing on Sierra Leone.

She writes: "As of now, the post-conflict public health intervention model falls short, priming cost-effectiveness and donor priorities in service and health provision, while underestimating the critical importance of health-seeking behaviour and structural impediments to care. Fundamentally, understanding the multiple dimensions of rebuilding and transforming a health system in a post-conflict setting requires a deep understanding of local realities and political power, which are not adequately addressed in the current model of health intervention."

Ms. Sloan holds a Masters in International Studies from the University of North Carolina State University.