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Table 3 Summary of key characteristics of grey literature articles, by thematic focus

From: Policies on return and reintegration of displaced healthcare workers towards rebuilding conflict-affected health systems: a review for The Lancet-AUB Commission on Syria

Title Description Source Publication Type Setting (location) Type of HCW 4Rs Theme
The long road home: Opportunities and obstacles to the reintegration of IDPs and refugees returning to Southern Sudan and the Three Areas Presents the findings from the second phase of an in-depth research project on the reintegration of IDPs and refugees returning to Southern Sudan and the Three Areas and delimits strategies to facilitate successful reintegration, outline the roles different actors (government, returnees, host communities, donor governments and aid agencies) should play and develop models applicable to other parts of South Sudan. ODI, 2008 [48] Report Southern Sudan Multiple Reintegration of returned HCWs
Policies to attract and retain HCWs in Northern Uganda during and after conflict: findings of key informant interviews Outlines the evolution of government and donor policies supporting health workers during and after the conflict in Northern Uganda, and to derive recommendations on how to improve their effectiveness and sustainability. ReBUILD, 2014 [15] Report Northern Uganda Multiple Repatriation of externally displaced HCWs
Guide to healthcare workforce development in post-conflict environments Provides evidence on the issue of healthcare workforce shortages on a global level and uses examples to illustrate strategies in order to overcome this crisis in post-conflict contexts. WHO, 2005 [49] Guide Multiple Multiple Multiple
World Health Report: Working Together for Health Draws attention to the crucial importance of human resources development for re-establishing health systems following prolonged periods of conflict and disruption; provides evidence and tools to de facto health authorities and other actors in the field of human resources to support them in their difficult task of post-conflict reconstruction; encourages de facto health authorities, donors and nongovernmental organizations to share knowledge and experience which can be shared with those in the field. WHO, 2006 [50] Report Multiple Multiple Multiple