Valerie Percival

Valerie Percival
Carleton University · Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

DrPH London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

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Restrictive gender norms and gender inequalities are replicated and reinforced in health systems, contributing to gender inequalities in health. In this Series paper, we explore how to address all three through recognition and then with disruptive solutions. We used intersectional feminist theory to guide our systematic reviews, qualitative case st...
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Background: Global health policy prioritizes improving the health of women and girls, as evident in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), multiple women's health initiatives, and the billions of dollars spent by international donors and national governments to improve health service delivery in low-income countries. Countries recovering from f...
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Even wars have limits because wars without limits are wars without ends. Health-care personnel and facilities are the outer frontier of these limits. (Peter Maurer, President of ICRC, Statement to Security Council, May 3, 2016) Russia and the regime owe the world more than an explanation about why they keep hitting [Syrian] hospitals, and medical f...
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The World Bank's 2012 World Development Report calls for gender equality on a global level but falls short on its analysis of conflict-affected contexts. It is critical that we understand the needs of vulnerable populations in these settings. This viewpoint draws on findings from research in health reform in conflict-affected contexts to highlight...
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The post-conflict or post-crisis period provides the opportunity for wide-ranging public sector reforms: donors fund rebuilding and reform efforts, social norms are in a state of flux, and the political climate may be conducive to change. This reform period presents favourable circumstances for the promotion of gender equity in multiple social aren...
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This chapter explores the practice of health diplomacy in four forums of the United Nations (UN): the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, and the Human Rights Council. Although health is not central to their mandate, over the past decade, Member States have placed health on these institutions’ agendas. The incre...
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The Ends of the Earth: A Journey at the Dawn of the 21St Century, by Robert D. Kaplan, New York: Random House, 1996.
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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-con...
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The international community undertakes complex interventions in states emerging from war. These interventions include broad efforts to reform the political and institutional structures of the state. After the United Nations took political control of Kosovo in June 1999, it embarked on such a reform program, extremely ambitious in nature. This thesi...
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On 17 November 2001, less than 900 days after the end of one of the largest population displacements since 1945, the, Kosovo electorate voted for their new self-government. An Assembly was formed in 2001 and a Health Minister, Dr Numan Balic, appointed in March 2002. He has inherited a health service that still reels from many years of neglect whil...
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The causal relationship between environmental scarcities - the scarcity of renewable resources - and the outbreak of violent conflict is complex. Environmental scarcity emerges within a political, social economic, and ecological context and interacts with many of these contextual factors to contribute to violence. To examine this relationship, we o...
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On April 6,1994, President Juvenal Habyarimana's plane exploded in the skies above the Kigali region of Rwanda. Violence gripped the country. Between April and August of 1994, as many as 1 million people were killed and more than 2 million people became refugees. Until this recent violence, Rwanda had a population of 7.5 million, a population growt...

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Understand how post conflict health system rebuilding and reform impacts on gender equity.