Global Challenges in Reproductive Health: Evidence and Tools for Programme Implementation

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This course gives participants an overview of sexual and reproductive health policy in its historical context, especially its changes and adaptations since the establishment of the Maternal Child Health programme by the World Health Organization in 1948, the ICPD, the MDGs and the agenda 2030 (SDGs). It introduces participants to the human rights approach to reproductive health as well as strategies, frameworks, and tools (developed e.g. by WHO, UN-AIDS or UNFPA) for improving and managing reproductive health in health systems with a special focus on appropriate indicators, planning processes, and service provision. It also addresses ethical issues and the relationship between religion and reproductive health. The course also looks at public private partnership or demand-based financing relevant to reproductive health and its challenges.

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  • Reproductive and sexual health and rights
  • Financing models relevant to reproductive health and its challenges
  • Ethical issues and relationship between religion and reproductive health
  • The neglected SRH agenda: infertility, new family planning methods, male sexual health, health of vulnerable groups

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