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  1. 1. UNFPA Humanitarian Liaison Working Group July 22 nd , 2009
  2. 3. Ensuring Comprehensive RH <ul><li>MISP is critical for all acute crisis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need to ensure all five components </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lay the groundwork for comprehensive RH early in the crisis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use MISP as an opportunity for capacity building, infrastructure, improved quality of care </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use crisis as an opportunity to introduce/ reinstate comprehensive RH </li></ul>
  3. 4. Why Comprehensive RH? <ul><li>Impossible to meet MDG 5 on Improved Maternal Health (as well as MDG 3 and MDG 6) </li></ul><ul><li>Incremental costs of service delivery at primary care level little vis-à-vis return </li></ul><ul><li>Rights based approach to health care goes beyond ‘needs’ </li></ul><ul><li>Humanitarian investments in crisis are not sustainable with proper integration </li></ul>
  4. 5. Facilitating Factors to Comprehensive RH in crisis and post-crisis: examples from the field <ul><li>Liberia : accurate and timely data from the field on RH status and requirements for integration </li></ul><ul><li>Ethiopia : committed government and strong development agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Palestine : quality services available with high demand from community, good distribution of qualified health care providers </li></ul>
  5. 6. Hindering Factors <ul><li>Misunderstanding of RH continuum of care as a holistic package </li></ul><ul><li>Vying humanitarian funding priorities and limited resources and may not be viewed as ‘life-saving’ </li></ul><ul><li>Viewing RH comprehensive care as a ‘development’ only issue </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of qualified personnel/Poor distribution </li></ul><ul><li>RH seen as peripheral to mainstream health care and usually externally funded </li></ul><ul><li>RH still viewed as a ‘woman’ issue </li></ul>

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