Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Inter-agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health in Crises

Istanbul, Turkey, 14-16 November 2011

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Photo Credit: Wilma Doedens, UNFPA

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14th November 2011

Opening Session
Thea Fierens, UNFPA

Keynote Speaker
Zahidul Huque, UNFPA

Session 1: Where Have We Come From and Where Are We Now?
History of IAWG
Wilma Doedens, UNFPA

Introduction, Purpose of the Meeting, Terms of Reference & How IAWG Works
Sandra Krause, Women's Refugee Commission

Updates from the Regional Networks
Asia-Pacific, Keya Saha-Chaudhury, SPRINT Initiative, IPPF
East and West Africa, James Wanyama, UNFPA
Middle East and North Africa, Julie Taft, IMC

Session 2: Global Updates
The World of 7 Billion: What Does it Mean for Emergencies?
Henia Dakkak, UNFPA

Achieving Millennium Development Goal 5: What Progress has Been Made?
Lisa Thomas, WHO

Update on the Inter-agency Field Manual Field Review Process
Basia Tomczyk, CDC

Update on Inter-agency Reproductive Health Kits
Wilma Doedens, UNFPA

Update on the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for Reproductive Health and Mama Campaign
Sandra Krause, Women’s Refugee Commission

Session 3: Global to Local: Capacity-Building in Crises
SPRINT Initiative: Developing National Capacity for Sexual and Reproductive Health in Emergency Response
Nguyen-Toan Tran, IPPF

MISP Rollout in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) Region
Eziz Hellenov, UNFPA

UNFPA Response to the Crisis in Georgia
Natalia Zakareshvili, UNFPA

Session 4: Family Planning in Crises
Using Family Planning as a First Line Tool in Reducing Maternal Deaths
Dhammika Perera, IRC

Emergency Contraception in Humanitarian Settings
Angel Foster, Ibis Reproductive Health/University of Ottawa

Family Planning and Post-Abortion Care in DRC, Chad and Pakistan

Ashley Wolfington, IRC

Results from a Multi-Country Family Planning Baseline Study
Nadine Cornier, UNHCR

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Photo Credit: Carina Hickling

15th November 2011

Session 5: Concurrent Panels on Research and Innovation

Concurrent Session A: Research and Innovation
Reproductive Health Research Priorities
Basia Tomczyk, CDC

Assessing Reproductive Health Needs on the Thai-Burma Border

Angel Foster, Ibis Reproductive Health and University of Ottawa

Community-based Medical Care for Survivors of Sexual Violence: Building the Evidence
Mihoko Tanabe, Women’s Refugee Commission

Concurrent Session B: Research and Innovation
Overview of Misoprostol Use and Indication
Lisa Thomas, WHO

Postpartum Hemorrhage Prevention Through Community Health Workers to Reduce Maternal Mortality in Rural Afghanistan
Mohammad Masood Arzoiy, Jhpiego

Afghanistan Utilizing the Non-Pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment (NASG) in Refugee Camps and Surrounding Host Communities in Tanzania
Ernest Athumani, Tanzania Red Cross Society
Abdelhadi Eltahir, Pathfinder

Maternal Death Reviews in Refugee Settings
Ouahiba Sakani, UNHCR

Session 6: Concurrent Panels on Lessons Learned from the Field

Concurrent Session C: Approaches to Reproductive Health: Lessons Learned from the Field
A Case Study on Community Health Workers for Reproductive Health in a Post -Conflict Hard to Reach Area in Bangladesh
Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease

Lessons Learned on Capacity-Building of Health Providers in Kabul, Afghanistan
Julie Taft, IMC

Role of Grassroots Civil Society in Implementing the MISP in the Pakistan Floods
Sarfarz Hussain Kazmi, Rahnuma, Family Planning Association Pakistan/IPPF Pakistan

Concurrent Session D: Approaches to Reproductive Health: Lessons Learned from the Field
Access to Reproductive Health Services for Sex Workers: Collaboration between Protection and Health Sectors
Nadine Cornier, UNHCR

Innovative Participatory Health Education (IPHE): An Approach to Advocate for and Promote the Health of Hard-to-reach Conflict-affected Women in Renk, South Sudan
Khalifa Elmusharaf, University of Medical Sciences and Technology

Responding to the Reproductive Health Needs of Underserved Women in Yemen: A Country in Crisis
Deepmala Mahla, MSI

From Emergency to Recovery: Implementing & Building on the MISP for IDPs in Côte D’Ivoire
Florent Kéi, AIBEF-IPPF Côte d’Ivoire
Martin Migombano, SPRINT Initiative, IPPF Africa

Session 7: Disaster Risk Reduction and Contingency Planning
Integrating Sexual and Reproductive Health into Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management Systems (HEDRM): Building Resilient Communities and Reproductive Health Systems
Jennifer Schlecht, Women’s Refugee Commission

Reproductive Health in National Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies: Case Studies from Asia

Lauren Heller Szafran, SPRINT Initiative, IPPF

Reproductive Health and Psychological Trauma in the Context of Natural Disasters

Jasim Anwar, University of Sydney

Contingency Planning for South Sudan
Sophie Pecourt

Session 8: Newborn Health
Newborn Health in Emergencies: Programmatic Approaches and Examples from the Field

Maria Tsolka, Save the Children

Newborn Health in Emergencies: UNICEF's Approaches and Examples from the Field

Anne Golaz, UNICEF

Cholera and Pregnancy in Haiti
Catrin Schulte-Hillen, MSF

Neonatal Health in Humanitarian Emergencies: A Survey of Providers
Basia Tomczyk, CDC

Neonatal Health: Identifying Priority Questions and Gaps
Diane Morof, CDC

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Photo Credit: Carina Hickling

16th November 2011

Session 9: Global to Local: Capacity-Building in Crises
Task-Sharing in Reproductive Health: Workable Solutions to Meet the Health Care Worker Shortage, the Experience of MSI
Emma Simpson, MSI

Building Capacity among Midwives in Afghanistan
Sabera Turkmani, Afghan Midwives Association

Community-based Distribution of Family Planning Services in Malakal, South Sudan

Sandra Krause, Women’s Refugee Commission

Capacity Building for Uterine Evacuation: Manual Vacuum Aspiration Refresher Training
Bill Powell, Ipas

Session 10: Working Group Meeting / Reports
IAWG Working Groups:
• Advocacy/MISP
Reproductive Health Data and Research
• Adolescent Reproductive Health
• Maternal and Newborn Health
• Family Planning-Logistics
• EECA Regional Working Group
New Technologies
• Gender Based Violence

Conclusions and Recommendations
Nguyen-Toan Tran, IPPF

Closing Remarks
Sandra Krause, Women’s Refugee Commission