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Sexual and Reproductive Health in Emergencies
Global Learning Workshop
Atlanta, USA | October 13-17, 2014
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CARE USA’s Sexual, Reproductive, and Maternal Health team facilitated a global learning workshop on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Emergencies (SRH-E) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on 13-17 October, 2014. This learning workshop focused on increasing knowledge and skills among field-based staff to support and implement SRMH interventions throughout the emergency preparedness and response cycle. In attendance were 14 participants from 12 CARE countries: Burundi, DRC, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Rwanda, South Sudan, Turkey and Tanzania.
To learn more, please read the workshop report which provides details about the background of the workshop, summary of workshop sessions, workshop highlights and lessons learned, and next steps, etc:



Objectives

  • Describe the importance and place of SRMH in emergency operations

  • Identify key components of a range of SRMH interventions, state the needs addressed by a given intervention & identify factors that improve or reduce the quality of implementation

  • Identify management actions that support the implementation of high-quality SRMH activities in crisis setting


Agenda

Day 1 -
Oct 13
Objective:
Importance and value of SRMH throughout CARE International; Humanitarian Program Cycle

Sessions:
  • SRH in Emergencies at CARE: Who, What, Where and Why
  • What does it look like at CARE?
  • The Humanitarian Program Cycle
Day 2 -
Oct 14
Objective:
Describe SRMH components and priority interventions contributing to reducing maternal mortality and morbidity during emergencies

Sessions:
  • Maternal Newborn Health
  • Family Planning
  • STI/HIV
Day 3 -
Oct 15
Objective:
Outline the additional public health interventions that support and promote SRMH/E; Minimum Initial Service Package for SRMH in Emergencies (MISP)

Sessions:
  • Child Health
  • Communicable Disease
  • Surveillance and EWARNS in Crisis-Affected Settings
  • Describe Purpose and Use of MISP
  • Gender –Based Violence: Prevention & Response
Day 4 -
Oct 16
Objective: Outline information and support systems required for SRMH/E Interventions

Sessions:
  • Procurement of Medical Supplies & Equipment
  • CARE Internal and External Partners
  • SRH Indicators, Monitoring, Evaluation & Assessment
  • Case Study
Day 5 -
Oct 17
Sessions:
  • CARE Policy on Access to Safe Abortion
  • Case Study
  • Group Activity

Presentation Slides - Workshop


Day 1 - Oct 13

  • SRH in Emergencies at CARE: Who, What, Where and Why

  • What does it look like at CARE?

  • The Humanitarian Program Cycle


Day 2 - Oct 14

  • Maternal & Newborn Health



  • Family Planning & STI/HIV


Day 3 - Oct 15
  • Child Health

  • Communicable Disease

  • Surveillance and EWARNS in Crisis-Affected Settings

  • MISP

  • Gender-Based Violence: Prevention & Response


Day 4 - Oct 16
  • Procurement of Medical Supplies & Equipment

  • CARE Internal and external partners

  • SRH Indicators, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Assessment


Day 5 - Oct 17

  • CARE's Policy on Safe Abortion



Presentation Slides - Participants

















Photos from the workshop

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For more photos, please visit here.


SRH-E Community of Practice


During the workshop, an SRH in Emergencies Community Google group was created. People will be able to share resources and expertise about SRH-E through this platform. For any of you interested in this area, we encourage you to subscribe to this group by clicking here.
If you are already a member of this Google group, please send an email to srh-e-care@googlegroups.com to post to the group.


SRH-E Resources and Contacts


Workshop participants were required to complete a series of E-Learning Courses on RH in emergencies topics before coming to the workshop.

These on-line courses can be found here: On-line courses and resources

For more information about SAFPAC Initiative about other SRH-E resources, please visit:
http://familyplanning.care2share.wikispaces.net/SAF-PAC

For questions about this workshop, please contact Carolyn Bear, the Senior Technical Advisor, Sexual and Reproductive Health for Emergencies at cbaer@care.org.

For questions about the wiki page, the SRH-E community Google Group, and photos, please contact Serena Huang at shuang@care.org.