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IAWG Insider

FEBRUARY 2020

News & Announcements

Newly launched IAWG STIs and HIV Sub-Working Group!

IAWG is pleased to announce the launching of the STIs and HIV sub-working group! The new group was revitalized to bring STI/HIV/AIDS back into the global SRH discussion, to advocate for affected marginalized populations, and to strengthen the evidence base for STI/HIV/AIDS in humanitarian settings. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Hilary Wartinger at Women's Refugee Commission.

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Strengthening the Health System Through the Integration of MISP into Basic Midwifery Training in Three Provinces of DRC Namely; Kasai, Central Kasai and Oriental Kasai

UNFPA DRC is proud of its unique partnership collaboration with IAWG-TPI which is innovative, catalytic and complementary in the area of reproductive health in crisis in general and regarding quality midwifery training. These efforts seek to meet the goal of leaving no one behind as well as working toward zero preventable maternal deaths, zero unmet need for family planning and zero GBV including child marriage.

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Resources

Sexuality Education in Refugee Settings – A Desk Study

The purpose of this desk study is to map how the International Planned Parenthood Federation and other humanitarian and sexual and reproductive health actors have delivered Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) to refugees around the world, including their challenges, successes and lessons learned.

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Inter-Agency Reproductive Health Kits Country Forecasting Tool

This excel-based planning tool for country-level forecasting of IARH kits estimates the number of IARH kits needed for the acute phase of a humanitarian crisis and up to a maximum of nine months. Adjustments can be made for a longer acute phase if service or logistics data is available. The tool also provides an advocacy dashboard to help mobilize resources for services and supplies during an emergency.
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Be the Voice - Adolescent Friendly Reproductive Healthcare from IRC, Pakistan

The IRC, Pakistan is dedicated to helping women, girls and adolescents to survive and take control of their lives, from the earliest stages of crisis through recovery. IRC, Pakistan supports simple, cost effective and proven interventions that result in fewer unplanned pregnancies, safer pregnancy and childbirth, and reduced physical and emotional harm.
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Newborn Care Supply Kits for Humanitarian Settings Manual

The Newborn Care Supply Kits for Humanitarian Settings Manual complements existing guidance in the Newborn Health in Humanitarian Settings: Field Guide. The Manual provides guidance and information on newborn health kits for the early phase of an emergency.
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Research

Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters: The elimination of stigma and discrimination in sexual and reproductive health care

Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters' second themed issue for 2019, on the elimination of stigma and discrimination in sexual and reproductive health care, is now available online. The articles originate from various settings from across the world and represent a diversity of perspectives including secondary school students in Kenya, formerly trafficked women in Nepal, refugees and displaced youth in Uganda, people using post exposure prophylaxis for HIV in Brazil and abortion providers across three continents. Read issue >>

They Know Best: Testing intervention packages to improve adolescents' access to and use of SRH services in emergencies

This case study summarizes the findings of a recent IRC operational research study conducted in South Sudan and Nigeria that tested two different adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) program packages, including one package that included Participatory Action Research. Read more >>

Training

On Demand: Ending Obstetric Fistula: UN Technical & Programming Guidance

This webinar, held on International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, features world renowned fistula surgeon, Dr. Steven Arrowsmith, presenting highlights of the latest, updated version of the UNFPA/Campaign to End Fistula global technical and programming guidance. This resource aims to support countries in achieving the vision set by UN Member States of ending obstetric fistula in order to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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