This brown-bag lunch series is a collaboration with the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at the NYU School of Law, the Office for International Programs at the NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and the Master’s Program in Global Public Health.
It examines new research, creative policy approaches, and recent innovations in addressing security and development challenges in conflict and post-conflict
Location: NYU Wagner at the Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor
Priority Reproductive Health Services in Humanitarian Emergencies – the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP)
Sandra Krause, Reproductive Health Program Director, Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children
The MISP is a set of coordinated priority life-saving activities developed to prevent death, illness and disability, in humanitarian emergencies, particularly among women and girls. The MISP addresses prevention of and response to sexual violence; ensuring pregnant women and girls access to skilled attendance at child birth including emergency obstetric care; and reducing the transmission of HIV. The MISP also includes planning for the provision of comprehensive reproductive health services as the situation stabilizes. Additional priority reproductive health activities include ensuring treatment of people presenting with sexually transmitted infections, continued access to antiretroviral medicines, and the availability of contraceptives to meet demand.