Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, and Newborn Health (SRMNH) services are lifesaving, essential, and time critical, and are essential components of any humanitarian response, including during infectious disease outbreaks. During an outbreak, health systems are disrupted, while SRMNH needs persist or increase. This dynamic can lead to direct mortality from infectious diseases and indirect mortality from preventable and treatable SRMNH conditions. With support from USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, the READY initiative is welcoming applications for its upcoming four-day Outbreak Readiness and Response: Prioritizing Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn Health (SRMNH) Services in Humanitarian Settings training to strengthen capacity to ensure continuity and prioritization of SRMNH services during major disease outbreaks in humanitarian settings.
When and Where
The in-person, four-day training will take place from February 20 – 23, 2023, in Nairobi, Kenya.
The goal of this training is to equip participants with the operational knowledge and skills to ensure the continuity, quality, and safety of healthcare for women and girls of reproductive age and their newborns during an infectious disease outbreak in humanitarian and fragile settings. The training will include interactive exercises that link to an evolving outbreak scenario in a humanitarian setting, allowing learners to apply what they have learned and reflect on operational considerations for SRMNH services.