This is the protocol for a systematic review which will look at ways of working with non-state providers in post-conflict and fragile states in primary healthcare service delivery. It will seek to answer the following questions:
(1) Which types of state and non-state actors can be identified to offer different types of primary health services in fragile/post-conflict settings?
(2) How effective are different approaches and strategies - financing, organizational, or oversight - in improving the delivery of primary care in fragile/post-conflict settings? and
(3) How does the strengthening of primary health service delivery contribute to better health outcomes while addressing different dimensions of fragility (e.g. capacity, legitimacy, social capital) and linking to other sectors to build trusted and accountable public institutions?
The protocol provides background information and details of the methods to be used.
ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 25 pp.