Health in Post-Conflict and Fragile States

  • Leonard S. Rubenstein
  • Rohini Jonnalagadda Haar

Because of the uncertainties and questions about health development in fragile and conflict-affected states, home to one-sixth of the world’s population, including whether and how it can advance state legitimacy or security, the United States Institute of Peace convened a two-day conference in June 2011—“Postconflict and Fragile States: Challenges for the Next Decade”—that brought together policymakers, organizations engaged in health development, ministries of health, human rights experts, academic researchers, and advocates to consider the questions and recommend a way forward. This Special Report is a product of that conference.