4136.0: Tuesday, November 14, 2000: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

Invited Session on Women in Refugee Settings

Substantial progress has been made since 1994, when the lack of reproductive health services to refugees and the displaced became a focus of attention among relief agencies, reproductive health organizations and women's groups. In this panel, the current state of the field will be discussed along with a critical assessment of the factors that have contributed to progress and those which have delayed or hindered service expansion. Panelists will address these factors with respect to field-wide policy, guidelines and coordination; advocacy; shifts occurring within organizations as they adapt to serve refugees' reproductive health needs; and program response in the field. Discussion and recommendations for future actions on the parts of multilateral agencies, donors, non-governmental agencies already active in serving the reproductive health needs of refugees, as well as for those that are not yet active in the field, will be offered
Learning Objectives:
Organizer(s):Therese McGinn
Sponsor:International Health
Cosponsors:Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health; Social Work; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA