Maternal & Newborn Health
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Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Toolkit for Humanitarian Settings
, September 2009
This toolkit was developed as a companion to the Inter-Agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Refugee Settings to help humanitarian program managers and healthcare providers meet the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents when an emergency strikes, and to ensure that service providers and program managers have the right resources to make programs acceptable, accessible and appropriate for adolescents in emergency situations. It includes user-friendly tools for assessing adolescent needs, fostering participation with communities and parents, and identifying reproductive health entry points in existing adolescent programs.
Assessment Document for MISP Implementation
This document is a standard form to assess the implementation of the MISP in reproductive healthcare service delivery points.
Emergency Contraception for Conflict Affected Settings: A Reproductive Health Response in Conflict Consortium Distance Learning Module
The RHRC Consortium is working to mainstream EC by increasing awareness and knowledge of EC and improving access to and demand for EC in appropriate program locations.
Emergency Obstetric Care: Critical Need among Populations Affected by Conflict
, March 2004
The purpose of this report is to provide organizations, donors and governments with summary informa- tion on the status of EmOC in the geographic locations covered by the assessments. In addition, this information may be used to guide assessments used to design and implement future EmOC programs. It may also be used as a tool to advocate for better quality life-saving EmOC for conflict-affected women and girls.
Emergency Obstetric Care: Project Impact Report
, April 2006
This report examines the impact of 12 emergency obstetric care (EmOC) projects implemented by RHRC from May 2000 to December 2005 in nine conflict-affected countries.
Emergency Obstetric Care: Resources and Tools, Averting Maternal Death and Disability
Fact Sheet on Emergency Obstetric Care
This is a link to several key resources from the AMDD program including:
- Managing Complications in Pregnancy and Childbirth
- Infection Prevention: A Reference Booklet for Health Care Providers PDF File
- The Design and Evaluation of Maternal Mortality Programs PDF File
- AMDD Workbook: Using the UN Process Indicators of Emergency Obstetric Services, Question and Answers
This is a brief overview of key messages, facts and resources on emergency obstetric care.
Fact Sheet on Unsafe Abortion
This is a brief overview of key messages, facts and resources on unsafe abortion.
Field-friendly Guide to Integrate Emergency Obstetric Care in Humanitarian Programs
, July 2005
Inter-agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings
The 2010 Inter-agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings is an update of the 1999 Reproductive Health in Refugee Situations: An Inter-agency Field Manual, the authoritative guidance on reproductive health interventions in humanitarian settings.
The document is available chapter-by-chapter and as a single zip file by following the link above, as well as Arabic, Bahasa, Dari, French and Spanish translations, corrections, details of regional launches and hard copy ordering.
Minimum Initial Service Package Advocacy Sheet
, December 2009
This document summarizes the importance of implementing the MISP at the onset of every emergency, as advocacy messages for policy makers.
Minimum Initial Services Package (MISP) for Reproductive Health in Crisis Situations: A Distance Learning Module
, July 2011
A self-instructional learning module that helps to increase knowledge of priority reproductive health services to initiate at the onset of a crisis. Module includes chapter quizzes and post-test. A passing score on the post-test will result in certification.
Reproductive Health Services for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons: Report of an Inter-agency Global Evaluation
The previous version of the module dates back to 2006 and is also available in French, and available here for download in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Bahasa, and Russian.
A Burmese version is available here.
Also available are fact sheets and inserts (English, French, Spanish and Arabic).
A "cheat sheet" is also available in English ((IPPF/Women's Refugee Commission, December 2009)), Arabic (WRC, March 2012),French (UNFPA, March 2010), Spanish, and Bahasa.
, November 2004
Report of an Inter-agency Global Evaluation 2004, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, November 2004. This report highlights the status of reproductive health services for refugees and internally displaced persons, identifies gaps in these services, and outlines the way forward with respect to strengthening and/or expanding services. In addition to the report and its appendices, there is a brief synopsis, web film, and PowerPoint presentations.
RHRC 2003 Conference Proceedings: From Disaster to Development
, October 2003
This page features a summary of the proceedings, a book of abstracts, and select presentations from the RHRC Consortium Conference held in Brussels, Belgium, October 7-8, 2003.
RHRC Consortium 2000 Conference Proceedings: Reproductive Health of Refugees and Displaced Populations
, December 2000
This page features the proceedings of the RHRC Conference 'Findings On Reproductive Health Of Refugees And Displaced Populations', held in Washington DC, December 5-6, 2000.
Strengthening Safe Motherhood Services - Tanzania,
, November 1998
This guide documents how safe motherhood service reviews were implemented in the field. It describes the review approach and gives practical tools for managers and providers of safe motherhood services.