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dc.titleCommunity engagement in health systems interventions and research in conflict-affected countries: a scoping review of approaches.
dc.contributor.authorDurrance-Bagale, Anna
dc.contributor.authorMarzouk, Manar
dc.contributor.authorTung, Lam Sze
dc.contributor.authorAgarwal, Sunanda
dc.contributor.authorAribou, Zeenathnisa Mougammadou
dc.contributor.authorIbrahim, Nafeesah Bte Mohamed
dc.contributor.authorMkhallalati, Hala
dc.contributor.authorNewaz, Sanjida
dc.contributor.authorOmar, Maryam
dc.contributor.authorUng, Mengieng
dc.contributor.authorZaseela, Ayshath
dc.contributor.authorNagashima-Hayashi, Michiko
dc.contributor.authorHoward, Natasha
dc.identifier.citationDurrance-Bagale, Anna, Marzouk, Manar, Tung, Lam Sze, Agarwal, Sunanda, Aribou, Zeenathnisa Mougammadou, Ibrahim, Nafeesah Bte Mohamed, Mkhallalati, Hala, Newaz, Sanjida, Omar, Maryam, Ung, Mengieng, Zaseela, Ayshath, Nagashima-Hayashi, Michiko, Howard, Natasha (2022-12-31). Community engagement in health systems interventions and research in conflict-affected countries: a scoping review of approaches.. Glob Health Action 15 (1) : 2074131-. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Healthcare research, planning, and delivery with minimal community engagement can result in financial wastage, failure to meet objectives, and frustration in the communities that programmes are designed to help. Engaging communities - individual service-users and user groups - in the planning, delivery, and assessment of healthcare initiatives from inception promotes transparency, accountability, and 'ownership'. Health systems affected by conflict must try to ensure that interventions engage communities and do not exacerbate existing problems. Engaging communities in interventions and research on conflict-affected health systems is essential to begin addressing effects on service delivery and access. OBJECTIVE: This review aimed to identify and interrogate the literature on community engagement in health system interventions and research in conflict-affected settings. METHODS: We conducted a scoping review using Arksey & O'Malley's framework, synthesising the data descriptively. RESULTS: We included 19 of 2,355 potential sources identified. Each discussed at least one aspect of community engagement, predominantly participatory methods, in 12 conflict-affected countries. Major lessons included the importance of engaging community and religious leaders, as well as people of lower socioeconomic status, in both designing and delivering culturally acceptable healthcare; mobilising community members and involving them in programme delivery to increase acceptability; mediating between governments, armed groups and other organisations to increase the ability of healthcare providers to remain in post; giving community members spaces for feedback on healthcare provision, to provide communities with evidence that programmes and initiatives are working. CONCLUSION: Community engagement in identifying and setting priorities, decision-making, implementing, and evaluating potential solutions helps people share their views and encourages a sense of ownership and increases the likely success of healthcare interventions. However, engaging communities can be particularly difficult in conflict-affected settings, where priorities may not be easy to identify, and many other factors, such as safety, power relations, and entrenched inequalities, must be considered.
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.subjectHealth systems
dc.subjectcommunity engagement
dc.subjectpeople-centred healthcare
dc.contributor.departmentSAW SWEE HOCK SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
dc.description.sourcetitleGlob Health Action
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