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Webinars: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Fragile Environments

KIT and partners are hosting a series of webinars on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Fragile Environments. These webinars are a spin off of the symposium titled “Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Fragile Environments, turning challenges into opportunities” that KIT hosted in December 2015 in collaboration with Cordaid, the International Medical Corps, HealthNetTPO, Share-Net International, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. The webinars series is organised by the same partners as the symposium and in addition with Save the Children and ReBuild.

Aim of the webinars:

During the symposium several aspects of sexual and reproductive health in fragile environments were discussed. The aim of the symposium was to learn from, and share evidence-based information of existing programmes and research conducted on sexual and reproductive health in fragile environments.

The aim of  this series of webinars is to:

  • To give follow-up and go more in-depth into the various topics discussed during the symposium and to share lessons and research more widely for people that could not attend the conference itself.
  • To keep the momentum to learn and strengthen policies, research and practices that support further development on SRHR in fragile environments
  • To create more interaction between international development and humanitarian fields of expertise that address SRHR in fragile environments
  • To create a stronger community consisting of practitioners, researchers, policy makers, donors and students in effectively addressing SRHR in fragile environments.

Five webinars will be given in 2016, beginning 2017. See below the list of all upcoming webinars.

If you have missed the webinars that already took place you can watch the recording and presentations below.

Upcoming webinar:

Date to be announced

The webinars are hosted on the Webex platform by Save the Children International. Once you have registered you will receive log-in information for the webinar. It is advised to log on 30 minutes before the start of the webinar since you may have to download files to ensure optimal functioning of the webinar environment. Read the Webinar Access User Guide for application instructions.

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Sharing ways to optimize supply and delivery of SRH services in constrained environments

Webinar 5:
“Sharing ways to optimize supply and delivery of SRH services in constrained environments”

Date: Thursday 16 March 2017
Time: 14:00 -15:30 (GMT +1) (Amsterdam time), 09:00-10:30 (EST) (Washington DC time)
Lead organiser: Save the Children
Speakers:
Speakers 1: Sarah Ashraf, Save the Children
Speakers 2: Sandra Krause, Women’s Refugee Commission

Objective

The situation with regards to Sexual and Reproductive health (SRH) becomes more critical in the world as the demand for services and supplies increases within a much more complex environment. This webinar will explain the traditional pathways of delivering supplies in fragile contexts and some of the challenges with SRH supplies in these very complex and fragile environments. Challenges will be linked to case studies from a couple of countries explaining components of SRH that are missing within SRH service delivery. We will also talk about delivery and supplies of SRH related to community based strategies and DRR. The objective of the webinar is to appreciate the ever changing environment within which supply and delivery of SRH have to be kept going as well as ways in which some of the challenges have been overcome

Webinar:

If you have missed this webinar you can watch the recorded version or read the presentations.
Please note that in order to watch the webinar recording you have to download the webex tool.

Link webinar:

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Presentations

Speakers

Sarah Ashraf, Save the Children
Sarah Ashraf is a Reproductive Health Advisor who has been working in the humanitarian field for the last 15 years. She joined Save the Children in 2004 in Darfur, Sudan. Since then Sarah has been working for Save the Children in various capacities. During this time she deployed and worked in various emergencies including typhoon in Philippines in 2009, the earthquake first and then Cholera outbreak in Haiti, Libya emergency and others. Currently Sarah is back stop (provide technical assistance on a regular basis) for Yemen and Pakistan country offices for emergency health. Also she works with programs in Egypt. She technically supports Pakistan and Egypt for the Family Planning and Post Abortion Care program. Sarah has specific interest in reproductive health and has the experience over 10 years of designing, implementing and managing reproductive health programs in humanitarian crisis. In the past she worked for UNFPA and WHO. Sarah has a Master’s in Public Health and a post graduate diploma for humanitarian assistance.

Presentation

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Sandra Krause, Women’s Refugee Commission
Sandra Krause, Reproductive Health Program Director, provides strategic direction on sexual and reproductive health advocacy and research. She has been active in the public health arena for 25 years, 20 of which have been devoted to international health working in various regions including Thailand, Haiti, Colombia and Croatia, as well as numerous countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Sandra has conducted reproductive health needs assessments in multiple emergency settings. She has established health programs for refugees and internally displaced persons in Somalia, Sudan, and Malawi, where she was a country director. Sandra established the health unit and worked as the International Health Advisor for six years at the headquarters of a leading humanitarian response agency.
Sandra has extensive experience advocating to a wide array of actors, including the UN, the US and European governments, donors and domestic and international relief organizations; conducting field research; publishing articles and media releases; developing tools and curricula; conducting trainings; and convening networks and leading coalitions that support reproductive health for displaced persons.
Sandra is a registered nurse with a Master’s degree in Public Health Adminstration.

Presentation

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Financing Sexual and Reproductive Health in Fragile Environments

Webinar 4:
Financing Sexual and Reproductive Health in Fragile Environments
Date: 13 December 2016
Time: 15:00 -16:30 (GMT +1) (Amsterdam time), 09:00-10:30 (EST) (Washington DC time)
Lead organiser: KIT
Speakers:
Introduction: Lincie Kusters, SRHR advisor KIT (Royal Tropical Institute)
Speakers 1: Maria Bordallo, Independent Consultant
Speakers 2: Petra Vergeer & Rama Lakshminarayana (Worldbank Group)

Objective
The objective of the fourth webinar was to provide an overview of the key funding trends for SRHR in general and in fragile states in particular, based on the latest available information, and to offer some recommendations for different stakeholders to engage for action and advocacy work.  Furthermore the webinar talked about the Global Financing Facility (GFF) for Every Woman and Every Child. The GFF is pioneering a financing model that shifts away from a sole focus on official development assistance. The GFF uses a country-centered approach which combines domestic financing, external support, and innovative sources for resource mobilization and delivery, including the private sector. GFF experiences will be shared from Liberia.

Webinar:

If you have missed this webinar you can watch the recorded version or read the presentations.

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Presentations

Introduction
by Lincie Kusters (SRHR advisor KIT)

Link presentation: Webinar-4-financing-for-srhr-in-fragile-settings

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Presentation 1 by Maria Bordallo (Independent Consultant)
Maria Bordallo is an international consultant with over 12 years’ experience around advocacy for funding for SRHR and Resource Mobilization primarily. Prior to being a consultant, Maria worked for 5 years at the International Planned Parenthood Federation Western Hemisphere Region in both the development as well as the advocacy teams. She previously worked for the German Foundation for World Population (DSW), International Civil Society Support (ICSS) and other organizations such as CARE, Asia Pacific Alliance or Family Care International as a consultant.

Link presentation
Link to key-resources-on-financing-for-health-in-fragile-contexts


Presentation 2 by Rama Lakshminarayana and Petra Vergeer (Worldbank)

Dr. Rama Lakshminarayanan is a Senior Health Specialist at the World Bank and provides technical leadership in the area of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health. She is a member of the Global Financing Facility team and represents the Bank as an Alternate Board Member on the GAVI Board and the Policy and Program Committee of GAVI. She recently completed an external service assignment where she held a joint position with the World Health Organization and Partnership of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) as a Senior Adviser on reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health issues.

Petra Vergeer is a member of the Global Financing Facility (GFF) Secretariat supporting countries in this innovative financing pathfinder to accelerate the efforts to reach the 2030 goals for women, children’s and adolescents’ health. She has been working in public health and health system strengthening programs in developing countries for more than 20 years. Petra is a senior Health Specialist at the World Bank and is an expert on Results Based Financing (RBF). She provides technical support to countries on design and implementation and leads the capacity building and knowledge & learning portfolio for RBF and GFF.

Link Presentation: Financing-for-srhr-in-fragile-states

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Contribution of health system strengthening and human resources for health (HRH) to SRHR in fragile environments.

Date and time: 2 September 2016
Speakers:
Egbert Sondorp, KIT (Royal Tropical Institute), Amsterdam
Sophie Witter, ReBuild Consortium, Institute for Global Health and Development, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
Facilitator: Suzanne Fustukian, Nicole Vidal, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Objective

The objective of the third webinar was to highlight the important role of health systems and the health workforce in strengthening Sexual and Reproductive Health and Right in Fragile States and hears from three researchers undertaking SRHR projects in South Sudan and Sierra Leone.

Webinar:

If you have missed this webinar you can watch the recorded version or read the presentations.

Link webinar: Webinar 3

Presentations
Facilitator: Nicole Vidal, Suzanne Fustukian – overview of ReBUILD portfolio of work & key learning

Link presentation 1webinar 3 Intro, SRHR and ReBuild

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Strengthening maternal health services in South Sudan
Egbert Sondorp, KIT (Royal Tropical Institute):

Following decades of war, the newly established state of South Sudan (2011) aims to overcome the world’s highest maternal mortality rate (2054 per 100,000 live births). Through the South Sudan Health Action and Research Project (SHARP), KIT and project partners have worked closely with South Sudan’s Ministry of Health (MOH) to strengthen maternal health service delivery in 3 provinces: Upper Nile, Northern and Western Bahr el Ghazal. SHARP aims to increase the overall quality and accessibility of reproductive health services by empowering South Sudan’s MOH to manage and deliver quality services.

Egbert Sondorp is a Public Health Specialist, with specific expertise in health policy & planning, evaluation, health system research, and disease control. He has 30 years of experience in international health, as field practitioner, manager and academic. A specific area of interest is health in fragile and conflict affected areas.

Link presentation 2webinar 3 SHARP E Sondorp 2-sept-2016

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The Free Health Care Initiative in Sierra Leone: enabling a health workforce, extending coverage to women and children?
Sophie Witter, ReBuild Consortium, Institute for Global Health and Development, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

The Free Health Care Initiative was launched in Sierra Leone in 2010 and aimed to offer free care in public facilities for pregnant and lactating women and under-fives in a context of one of the highest maternal mortality ratios in the world. Six years on, Sophie Witter reviews how that policy was implemented, what it achieved, and what we can learn from it.

Sophie Witter is a health economist with a substantial reputation in her field of international health financing and health systems research. She has worked in international health for the past 25 years in Asia, Africa and transitional economies. Her specialist area is health policy, finance and systems in low and middle-income countries.

Link presentation 3webinar 3 fhci-findings-shr 2-sept-2016-s-witter

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Responding to the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Adolescents in Fragile Environments

30 May 2016
Speakers: Seema Manohar, Geertje van Mensvoort, Shadie Tofigh

Objective of the second webinar is to enhance learning and strengthen policies, research and practices on Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health in Fragile States by:

  • Exploring the concept and considerations for Adolescent SRHR programming in fragile and crisis settings
  • A brief introduction on the Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Toolkit and e-learning course
  • Sharing field experiences and lessons learned from Adolescent SRHR programming in the Great Lakes region and Nepal.

Speakers

Seema Manohar works as Health Director for Save the Children in Liberia. She has over 12 years of reproductive health experience, designing and implementing programs to create access and provision of sexual and reproductive health services for marginalized groups.  As Save the Children’s Senior Specialist in Youth & Reproductive Health in Emergencies, Seema propelled the organization’s humanitarian portfolio to take the global lead with UNFPA on youth-inclusive reproductive health programming and advocacy in emergencies. She has supported emergency adolescent health programming in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, recently supporting countries involved in the Syrian humanitarian crisis. She is a lead trainer on the Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Toolkit in Humanitarian Settings, Ms. Manohar has trained health and humanitarian professionals from over 15 countries to prepare and respond to adolescent vulnerabilities in emergencies.

Topic of presentation
Overview of key concepts and considerations as highlighted in the ASRH in Emergencies Toolkit (developed by Save the Children and UNFPA).


Ms. van Mensvoort is SRHR advisor for Cordaid in the Netherlands.  She has over 15 years experience in the field of SRHR. Before joining Cordaid she worked for UNAIDS in Ghana and Ethiopia. She has working experience in multiple African countries and has been a technical advisor to the “Next Generation” programme in Burundi, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) (South Kivu) and is currently involved in the JeuneS3 programme in DRC, Central African Republic and Cameroon.

Topic of presentation
Sharing experiences of the implementation of the Adolescent SRH Next Generation programme in DRC South Kivu and Burundi.


Shadie Tofigh is the Reproductive Health Manager at International Medical Corps’ Nepal country office. Shadie managed IMC’s SRH programming during the earthquake response and has also led the transition to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health programming. As part of this role, Shadie works with a national partner to implement an adolescent SRH program in an earthquake-affected area on Nepal. Previously Shadie worked with Family Planning Association of Nepal and International Rescue Committee working on maternal and newborn health programming.

Topic of presentation
Transitioning to comprehensive ASRH programming in post-earthquake Nepal

 


Webinar:

If you have missed this webinar you can watch the recorded version or read the presentation. Please note that in order to watch it, you have to download Webex on your computer.

Link webinar: Webinar 2

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Presentations:

Link presentation 1: Webinar 2 Adolescent SRHR in fragile environments

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Link presentation 2: Webinar 2 30 may IMC_ Nepal ASRH Emergencies

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Diving deeper into norms and preferences that affect SRHR in fragile environments

28 April 2016
Speakers: Sarah Ssali, Makerere University and Sumit Kane, KIT (Royal Tropical Institute)

This first webinar will gave a short explanation about what fragile environments are, and what kind of implications the context of fragility has on the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of women, girls, men and boys. Fragility through conflict and other social disruptions can positively and negatively influence established social norms during and after conflict and disruptions. Adequate access to and provision and quality of SRHR services are very much affected by existing social norms and preferences within fragile communities. But they are not static.

This webinar unwraps how social norms and preferences influence the demand for SRHR in communities within the context of fragility. An important approach towards sustaining demand and accessibility of SRHR and services, is by addressing gender equality throughout the health system, and participatory community engagement to meaningfully create demand for modern SRH services.
Specific experiences were shared from the context of Africa.

Speakers:

Sarah Ssali is a Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Makerere University, Kampala. She is a researcher with the ReBUILD, an international Research Programme Consortium, which is carrying out research to explore different approaches to health systems development in countries and regions that have been affected by political and social conflict.

Sumit Kane, KIT (Royal Tropical Institute), Amsterdam
Sumit Kane is a Senior Public Health Advisor at KIT (Royal Tropical Institute), Amsterdam, The Netherlands. As part of his global health research portfolio, he leads the operational research arm of the South Sudan Health Action & Research project (SHARP). Among other things, SHARP operational research explores how social and gender norms shape reproductive health, related actions, and care seeking behaviors amongst the Fertit people of Western Bahr el Ghazal state of South Sudan.

Webinar:

If you have missed this webinar you can watch the recorded version or read the presentation. Please note that in order to watch it, you have to download Webex on your computer.

Link webinar: Webinar 1

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Presentation:

Link presentation: Presentation Webinar 1 Diving Deeper in Social Norms SRHR in fragile environments

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Upcoming webinars:

Webinar 1:
Diving deeper into norms and preferences that influence SRHR and Health systems in fragile environments
Time: 28 April 2016, 10:00- 11:15 am CET
Speaker 1: Sarah Ssali, Makarere University 
Speaker 2
: Sumit Kane, KIT (Royal Tropical Institute)
Lead organiser: KIT, Lincie Kusters

Webinar 2:
Responding to the Sexual and Reproductive Health needs of adolescents in fragile environments
Time: 30 May 2016
Speakers: Seema Manohar, Geertje van Mensvoort, Shadie Tofigh
Lead organiser: Cordaid, Geertje van Mensvoort

Webinar 3:
Contribution of health system strengthening and human resources for health (HRH) to SRHR in fragile environments.
Time: 2 September 2016, time to be confirmed
Lead organiser: REBUILD, Suzanne Fustukian
Speakers: Egbert Sondorp, KIT (Royal Tropical Institute), Amsterdam
Gill Dalgetty, Nuffield Centre for International Health & Development, University of Leeds
Sophie Witter, ReBuild Consortium, Institute for Global Health and Development, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Webinar 4:
Financing for SRHR response in fragile environments; global developments
Time: October 2016 (exact date to be confirmed)
Lead organiser: KIT
Speakers: to be confirmed

Webinar 5:
Sharing ways how to optimize supply and delivery of SRH in fragile environments
Time: November (exact date to be confirmed)
Lead organiser: Save the Children US
Speakers: to be confirmed

KIPrintT Health’s work on SRHR is to realize better and inclusive access to quality SRH services, promote adolescent SRHR, reduce teenage pregnancy, improve maternal health and strengthen HIV prevention and care, especially for key populations.


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The Dutch government wants to promote sustainable economic growth in developing countries. And it wants to work towards global stability and security and to foster human rights. SRHR is one of the four priority themes of Dutch development cooperation policy.

 

 


Share netShare-Net International, the Knowledge Platform on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and HIV seeks to combine the expertise and strengths of Dutch organisations, Southern partners and key international actors working in the area of SRHR and HIV to achieve Millennium Development Goals 5 and 6 and contribute to the post-2015 agenda.


International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organisation dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide.


Logo HealthNet TPOHealthNet TPO is a Dutch aid agency that works on health in areas disrupted by war and disasters. Its mission is to develop evidence-based interventions to increase the capacity of communities in fragile states to gain control over their own health and well-being.


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Cordaid is one of the largest development aid organizations in the Netherlands. Cordaid Healthcare unit aims at providing affordable and accessible healthcare for the most vulnerable, particularly to mothers and children around the world. By focusing its work on Health System Strengthening and Sexual & Reproductive Health, Cordaid works towards a sustainable and transparent healthcare system.
Cordaid’s work in sexual and reproductive healthcare does not include support for abortion services.


Save the Children

Save the Children comprises of Save the Children International and 30 member organisations working to deliver change for children in around 120 countries. We deliver programmes to ensure that we achieve the greatest possible impact for children. We help fight for children’s right and help them fulfill their potential children. Our members work together to campaign for better outcomes for children, and to deliver programmes at scale to support children.


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The ReBUILD Consortium explores different approaches to health system development in countries that have been affected by political and social conflict. Our work contributes to the existing evidence base on health system strengthening in post conflict settings – providing learning which may be useful for other settings beyond our partner countries. Ensuring that the knowledge that we generate is useful to decision makers and practitioners is crucial to our work.

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