The Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for reproductive health (RH) is a coordinated set of priority activities designed to prevent excess morbidity and mortality, particularly among women and girls at the onset of humanitarian emergencies. The MISP objectives aim to prevent and manage the consequences of sexual violence; reduce HIV transmission; prevent excess maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality; and plan for comprehensive RH services. Additional priority activities of the MISP include making contraceptives available to meet demand, syndromic treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and ensuring antiretrovirals (ARVs) for continuing users. It is key to remember that while the MISP represents priority actions for the early days and weeks of emergencies, the aim is to ensure all crisis-affected populations have access to comprehensive RH services as soon as possible.
For more information about the IAWG’s work on the MISP, please see the MISP Sub-Working Group page.