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Turkey: 3RP Monthly Update - December 2016: Health & Nutrition

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WHO provided trainings as per the new mhGAP guidelines to health care specialists on MHPSS as well as trauma training for first responders including Syrian doctors and nurses some of whom were selected to be trained as certified trainers.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH:

UNFPA ** SOPs on SGBV are finalized and ready to be distributed among UN Agencies,
I/NGOs and National Authorities within the month of January, 2017. SOPs on WGSS are finalized and ready to be distributed among the Implementing Partners within the month of January, 2017. The trainings/workshops on both SOPs will be provided throughout the first quarter of 2017. Consultation Meeting on Child Marriage, organized by UNICEF, took place within the month of December and the comments on SOP on Child Marriage were provided.

** UNFPA and Hacettepe University Institute of Population Studies organized, the first course of the Demography Training Series on 19-23 December in Ankara. The programme has been implemented in the context of our IP agreement with the Institute. The first beneficiary of the training was the experts and assistant experts of the Mİnistry of Development. During the training, basic components of population such as age and sex distribution, fertility, mortality and migration, and other subjects related to reproductive health and rights were addressed within the framework of population policies in Turkey and SDGs.

**SGBV Working Group meeting took place in Ankara on the 19th of December with the participation of Ministry of Family and Social Policies, UNHCR, UNFPA, UNW and AFAD (The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority). Future cooperation on data management and data sharing was discussed as well as the membership of the SGBV Working Group in 2017. The SOP on SGBV is almost finalized pending a few response from Ministry of Family and Social Policies.

** Protection and Health Working Group meetings have been attended and SGBV Subworking Group meeting co-chaired by UNFPA in Gaziantep. Inter-Sector and Agency Working Group meetings took place in Gaziantep to identify the gaps and common understanding of the challenges faced both from sectoral and from inter-agency perspective including Protection, NFI and Health Working Group for the West Coast coordination in İzmir, Turkey.