reproductive health in emergencies

RAISE Releases New Video: At Two Fronts: This is the story of reproductive health in emergencies

In honour of World Health Day on April 7, 2010, the RAISE Initiative is proud to announce the release of At Two Fronts: This is the story of reproductive health in emergencies. This three-minute video offers glimpses into life as it is lived in situations of conflict and natural disaster, and shows why  reproductive health care must be included in basic humanitarian response. We invite you to watch At Two Fronts and to share it with your colleagues, friends, and family members as part of your efforts to support this fundamental human right.


RAISE is the Reproductive Health Access, Information and Services in Emergencies (RAISE) Initiative and is a joint initiative of the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Marie Stopes International.

World Health Organisation - Making Pregnancy Safer Newsletter, Issue 7 April 2009
Saving Mothers and Newborns in Emergencies

SPRINT Initiative (Sexual and Reproductive Health Programme in Crisis and Post-Crisis Situations in East, Southeast Asia and the Pacific)

Reproductive Health In Refugee Situations: An Inter-Agency Field Manual
UNFPA 1999

UNFPA Response to Indian Ocean Tsunami
Year-End Report 2005

Reproductive Health for Communities in Crisis
This advocacy booklet details UNFPA's work with global partners to respond to the reproductive health needs of refugees and internally displaced persons in crisis situations around the world.

Inter-Agency Reproductive Health Kits for Crisis Situations
Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health in Refugee Situations booklet which provides information on use, contents, and ordering procedures for the adapted set of kits as of April 2005.

Challenges to reproductive health in emergencies
From the WHO health in emergencies newsletter June 2001 by Wilma Doedens WHO and Kate Burns, UNHCR

Reproductive Health from Disaster to Development
Reproductive Health Response in Conflict Consortium Conference 2003

Raising Awareness for Reproductive Health in Complex Emergencies: A Training Manual
Produced by CARE International on behalf of the Reproductive Health Response in Conflict Consortium

Assessment of the Minimum Initial Service Package in Tsunami-affected Areas in Indonesia
Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children, report March 2005

Reproductive Health During Conflict and Displacement
WHO report January 2000

Coping with Crises: How providers can meet reproductive health needs in crisis situations
Population Report Series J,Number 53, December 2005 published by the INFO Project, Center for Communication Programs,The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Programmatic Responses to Refugees' Reproductive Health Needs
An article from International Family Planning Perspectives Volume 26, Number 4, December 2000

Women, War, Peace and Reproductive Health
UNIFEM - A Portal on Women, Peace & Security

Thinking Ahead about Reproductive Health: Contingency Planning and Emergency Preparedness in Crisis Situations
Article from the Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management Volume 28 Page 340  - September 2004




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