Zenebech,* mother of three, with her youngest child at an emergency food assistance gathering in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in August, 2020. (Misak Workneh / Save the Children)

Maternal, Newborn, and Reproductive Health in Emergencies (MNRHiE) and COVID-19

November 2020 | Adaptations, Successes, Challenges, and Next Steps: An Expert Consultation

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This report presents key findings and recommendations from a series of four discussion-based expert consultation workshops. These consultations—organized by the READY initiative and the Inter Agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in crises (IAWG)—brought Maternal, Newborn, and Reproductive Health and infectious disease stakeholders together to review MNRH in the preparedness/outbreak response context and identify priorities for the ongoing pandemic. This report compiles and shares participants’ experiences and lessons learned, and identifies challenges and gaps in implementing humanitarian MNRH services in COVID-19 across the world. The recommendations developed from these consultations are intended to support MNRH services and actors to improve access and quality of care to vulnerable populations in future waves of COVID-19 and in future outbreaks.

Download | MNRH and COVID-19 Consultation Report (37 pages | 1MB .pdf)

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