BRANCH Knowledge Translation Resources

A range of knowledge translation materials have been developed to help disseminate BRANCH key research findings and recommendations on the impact of conflict on women’s, newborns’, children’s, and adolescents’ health needs (WCH). The aim of these materials is to increase the uptake of these findings among a wide range of stakeholders, as well as offer several policy asks and recommendations to strengthen the delivery of health services to women, newborns, children, and adolescents in conflict settings.

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Summary Briefs

Policy Brief 1

BRANCH Consortium Policy Brief 1

Women's and Children's Health in Conflict Settings: Engaging and Empowering a Localized Innovative Health Workforce

This brief focuses on the barriers and facilitators to delivering effective WCH services in conflict settings, specifically in relation to the health workforce. Several policy asks have also been suggested to strengthen and secure the local health workforce in the delivery of services for WCH in conflict settings.

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Policy brief 2

BRANCH Consortium Policy Brief 2

Women's and Children's Health in Conflict Settings: Strategic, Adaptable, and Multi-sectoral Leadership, Governance and Coordination 

This brief focuses on the barriers and facilitators to delivering effective WCH services in conflict settings, specifically in relation to the role and functionality of leadership, governance and coordination. Several policy asks have also been suggested for various humanitarian actors to consider in the decision-making and delivery of services around WCH in conflict settings.

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Policy brief 3

BRANCH Consortium Policy Brief 3

Women's and Children's Health in Conflict Settings: Comprehensive, Sustainable and Needs-based Health Financing

This brief focuses on the barriers and facilitators to delivering effective WCH services in conflict, specifically in relation to health financing. Several policy asks have also been suggested for various humanitarian actors to consider when providing financial aid for the delivery of needs-based WCH services in conflict settings.

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BRANCH Consortium Summary Brief 1

Women's and Children's Health in Conflict Settings: The Current Landscape of the Epidemiology and Burden

Setting the stage by describing the current research landscape of the epidemiology of WCH in conflict settings and the burden of conflict on WCH, this brief also highlights gaps in the current landscape, suggesting potential opportunities for further research and next steps to fill in the research gaps.

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BRANCH Consortium Summary Brief 2

Women's and Children's Health in Conflict Settings: The Current Evidence and Guidance Landscape for Identifying and Implementing Priority Interventions

The focus of this brief is on the need for more evidence-based guidance on identifying and implementing priority WCH interventions in conflict settings.

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Brief 3

BRANCH Consortium Summary Brief 3

Women's and Children's Health in Conflict Settings: Prioritizing and Packaging Health Interventions - Deciding What to Deliver, When and How

This brief outlines a proposed framework for deciding on what to deliver, when and how, and links to additional resources to consult when applying the framework.

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BRANCH Consortium Summary Brief 4

Women's and Children's Health in Conflict Settings: Barriers and Facilitators to Delivering Effective Services

Providing an overview of the barriers and facilitators to delivering an array of effective WCH in conflict settings, this brief also shares possible solutions that emerged across geographies and contexts.

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BRANCH Consortium Summary Brief 5

Women's and Children's Health in Conflict Settings: Key Messages and Next Steps

This brief highlights key messages in relation to conflict-affected women, newborns, children, and adolescents that have emerged through the research, along with potential next steps for a range of humanitarian actors.

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The BRANCH Consortium would like to acknowledge PMNCH's support towards these knowledge translation resources, alongside the Knowledge to Policy (K2P) Center at the American University of Beirut’s support with the Arabic translated materials.