Maternal and reproductive healthcare are essential components of health care services. Yet during wars and natural disasters, access to these services often decreases while need increases, putting many of the worlds’ women and children at risk.
As will be discussed in the following videos, reproductive healthcare is inclusive of prenatal and neonatal health, family planning and abortion services, treatment of STIs including HIV and prevention and treatment of gender-based violence. Without services that address these complex scenarios, displaced women and their newborn babies die needlessly. Yet when we do directly address the reproductive needs of women in emergencies we dramatically improve the health of women and their children throughout the world. Join this PFMH module to discuss how to expand and improve one of the most essential service components of humanitarian response and of healthcare worldwide.