Reproductive Health Assessment Toolkit for Conflict-Affected Women

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US Department of Health and Human Services DHHS), officially began a refugee program in 1998 and has since increased the program's focus on refugee reproductive health. DRH defines refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) as all populations affected by conflict, including those in the emergency phase, those in post-emergency camps, those returning to their countries of origin, and those who have integrated into the local host community. This broad definition allows public health officers to follow health issues throughout the refugee experience - from the emergency setting to that of viable communities.

The Reproductive Health Assessment Toolkit for Conflict-Affected Women can be used to quantitatively assess reproductive health risks, services, and outcomes in conflict-affected women between 15 and 49 years of age. Survey data can be used to compare a population across points in time or to make comparisons across populations.