253923 Reproductive Health and Human Rights: Addressing priority reproductive health services in Darfur

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 2:30 PM

Sandra Krause, RN, MPH , Reproductive Health Program, Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children, New York, NY
All people have a right to reproductive health (RH) including those living in humanitarian settings. The Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for Reproductive Health (RH) is a coordinated set of priority activities designed to be implemented from the onset of a humanitarian emergency. The presentation will discuss policy barriers in Darfur to MISP implementation and discuss how an enabling policy environment must be secured in order to ensure the delivery of these life-saving services in humanitarian emergencies.

Learning Areas:
Provision of health care to the public

Learning Objectives:
Identify the five objectives of the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) Describe key policy considerations for implementation of the MISP.

Keywords: International Reproductive Health, Human Rights

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Director of the Reproductive Health Program for the Women’s Refugee Commission for the past twelve years and I have been leading the team – including representatives of WHO, United Nations Population Fund, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and others in setting the standard for the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP for reproductive health and carried out assessments in Darfur on its implementation.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.