IAWG members are addressing sexual and reproductive rights during COVID-19 humanitarian response. Read More>>

BFD's Contribution

The development or strengthening of reproductive health curricular components is a core preservice strengthening intervention. The overall objective in the area of reproductive health policy is to collaborate with governments and key institutions to promote and coordinate effective reproductive health strategies in order to maximize resource utilization and enable the execution of sustainable national initiatives. Additionally, capacity building in midwifery education is a critical component of enhancing the quality of midwifery, as well as developing and strengthening individuals working in maternal and newborn health as a crucial method for improving service quality and, as a result, reducing maternal and neonatal mortality.

Building Foundation for Development supported the Higher Institute of Health Sciences in Sana’a, and in implementation of the Foundation’s strategy for the years 2022-2024, the Foundation supported them by developing the curricula for the Community Midwives Diploma into a Bachelor’s course. This included conducting multiple workshops to re-characterize the curriculum, which helps to enhance the quality and outcomes of community midwives and reflects the improvement of health services provided to the mother and newborn.

Sexual and reproductive health services remain critical during COVID-19

IAWG members and partners are producing clinical and programmatic guidance, assessments, policy papers, and statements to ensure continued prioritization of sexual and reproductive health and rights throughout COVID-19 response in humanitarian settings.