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Planning for Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) in Crisis-Affected Settings

A Participatory Workshop Toolkit to Transition from the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for SRH


Providing comprehensive sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care to all, including those affected by crises, is an overarching goal of the health sector. These priority lifesaving SRH interventions are bundled into what is known as the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for SRH. During a crisis, providing SRH services that are more critical in preventing death and illness are often prioritized over others. The final objective of the MISP is planning to transition to comprehensive SRH services that are integrated into primary health care as soon as possible. Over the years, implementing this planning process has proven to be a challenge.

This toolkit provides a step-by-step guide for SRH coordinators, or staff with equivalent responsibilities, to facilitate an in-country workshop that guides stakeholders and partners in planning to transition from the MISP to comprehensive SRH. It can also be used to train facilitators in how to run the workshop.

Toolkit Contents

  1. The facilitator’s guide helps the workshop facilitator create an interactive and inclusive environment and provides detailed steps for moving participants through the two-day participatory planning process.
  2. The participant workbook should be provided when training facilitators to run the two-day planning workshop. It provides space to reflect and complete relevant activities independently and with other facilitators-in-training. See Template K for a sample training agenda.
  3. An interactive PowerPoint presentation that can be used by the facilitator during the workshop.
  4. A robust list of editable templates that can be used to support the workshop preparations, facilitation, training of other workshop facilitators, and follow-up to ensure the transition from MISP to comprehensive SRH services.


Please email questions or requests about this resource to info.iawg@wrcommission.org.

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.