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Acknowledgements

The current Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) module is based on the 2018 revision of the Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health (RH) in Crises’ Inter-Agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings, “Chapter 3: Minimum Initial Service Package.” This version of the distance learning module, as led by the Women’s Refugee Commission and IAWG, was revised by Heather Lorenzen, an independent consultant, and designed by Little Man Project.

Taskteam

A volunteer task team also provided overall direction and guidance. Task team members include:

  • Raya Alchukr, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • Melissa Garcia, International Consortium for Emergency Contraception/Management Sciences for Health
  • Alison Greer, Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health in Crises Secretariat and Women’s Refugee Commission
  • Virginie Jouanicot, Save the Children
  • Sandra Krause, Women’s Refugee Commission
  • Chelsea L. Ricker, independent consultant

The task team thanks Luna Mehrain from the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), Danielle Jurman and Nadine Cornier from UNFPA, and Sarah Rich, Hilary Wartinger, and Lily Jacobi from the Women’s Refugee Commission for their contributions.

Sub-Working Groups

Ouvrage Traduit

La version française de ce module a été traduite par Mariam Bagayoko et la révision a été assurée par Nadine Cornier, Hilde Cortier, Virginie Jouanicot, Valentine Larici, et Pauline Thomas. Nancy Chuang a conçu la mise en page.

Previous Versions

The original 2007 MISP for SRH distance learning module was principally developed by Julia Matthews, formerly of the Women’s Refugee Commission; Sandra Krause of the Women’s Refugee Commission; and Sarah Chynoweth of IPPF. Diana Quick of the Women’s Refugee Commission provided project and editorial oversight. The 2011 revision of the module was updated to reflect the 2010 revised Inter-Agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings by Sandra Krause and Sarah Chynoweth and was edited by Diana Quick with thanks to the following IAWGcolleagues: Ribka Amsalu, Wilma Doedens, Brad Kerner, Cecile Mazzacurati, Chen Reis, Marian Schilperoord, and Mihoko Tanabe.

Support

The original MISP for SRH distance learning module was made possible by the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The 2011 revision was made possible by the generous support of UNFPA, the Reproductive Health Access Information Services in Emergencies (RAISE) Initiative, and the Australian government’s Overseas Aid Program. The current revision was made possible by the generous support of an anonymous donor.

About the Women’s Refugee Commission and IAWG on Reproductive Health in Crises

The Women’s Refugee Commission improves the lives and protects the rights of women, children, and youth displaced by conflict and crisis. We research their needs, identify solutions, and advocate for programs and policies to strengthen their resilience and drive change in humanitarian practice. Since our founding in 1989, we have been a leading expert on addressing the needs of refugee women and children and the policies that can protect and empower them. The Women’s Refugee Commission is the host of the IAWG on RH in Crises.

The IAWG on RH in Crises is a broad-based, highly collaborative coalition that work to expand and strengthen access to quality SRH services for people affected by conflict and natural disasters. Formed in 1995 as the Inter-Agency Working Group on RH in Refugee Situations, the coalition works to document gaps, accomplishments, and lessons learned; evaluate the state of SRH in the field; establish technical standards for the delivery of SRH services; build and disseminate evidence to policy makers, managers, and practitioners; and advocate for the inclusion of crisis-affected persons in global development and humanitarian agendas. The IAWG on RH in Crises is led by a 19-member Steering Committee that includes United Nations agencies and nongovernmental humanitarian, development, research, and advocacy organizations and had over 2,800 individual members from 450 agencies in 2018.

History

  • Publication Date September 2006
  • Revised November 2007
  • Revised February 2011
  • Revised June 2019