“Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will not be met in most of the countries often referred to as fragile states, where a sixth of the world’s population lives but where mortality remains very high and life expectancy low. By 2015 it is estimated that half of those in extreme poverty will be living in fragile states.”
Nigel Pearson has authored the two new GHM Emerging Issue Briefs looking at the delivery of health care in states affected by conflict and fragility: Health systems in fragile states: The challenge of meeting health needs for the world’s most vulnerable populations.
The first brief provides a conceptual approach to health systems in states affected by conflict and fragility. The second brief proposes solutions for reinforcing systems, ways of overcoming the challenges inherent in these environments.
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