A case study of health sector reform in Kosovo.

Percival, V; Sondorp, E; (2010) A case study of health sector reform in Kosovo. Confl Health, 4. p. 7. ISSN 1752-1505 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/1752-1505-4-7

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The impact of conflict on population health and health infrastructure has been well documented; however the efforts of the international community to rebuild health systems in post-conflict periods have not been systematically examined. Based on a review of relevant literature, this paper develops a framework for analyzing health reform in post-conflict settings, and applies this framework to the case study of health system reform in post-conflict Kosovo. The paper examines two questions: first, the selection of health reform measures; and second, the outcome of the reform process. It measures the success of reforms by the extent to which reform achieved its objectives. Through an examination of primary documents and interviews with key stakeholders, the paper demonstrates that the external nature of the reform process, the compressed time period for reform, and weak state capacity undermined the ability of the success of the reform program.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Global Health and Development
Research Centre: Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre
PubMed ID: 20398389
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/861


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