As a result of their extremely poor health indicators, fragile states have recently become prominent on the international health agenda. These countries are furthest from reaching the MDGs, and continue to lag far behind other comparable countries. This briefing note focuses on the four-fifths of fragile states which have been or are still engaged in conflict, all of which have disrupted health systems.
Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research Research Issues 1, October 2008, Alliance HPSR, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland, 12 pp.
Neglected Health Systems Research: Health policy and systems research in conflict-affected fragile states