Sexual and reproductive health

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WHO developing a guideline on the management of health complications related to Female Genital Mutilation

Your input is invited for a brief survey as part of the guideline development process of the first Guideline on the management of health complications related to FGM – currently being developed by WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR) including HRP. Deadline: June 5, 2015

Engaging mobile network operators to help improve reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health

MAY 12-15 2015: Lilongwe, Malawi – WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research including HRP, has launched two Digital Health products which aim to help improve reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. These are the mHealth Assessment and Planning Scale (MAPS) tool and the Practical guide for engaging with mobile network operators in mHealth for reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. The MAPS tool is undergoing validation at the conference with an official launch of the final product planned in June.

Quality of care for every pregnant woman and newborn

In a commentary published in the BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, WHO states that quality of care must improve if the world is to end preventable deaths of mothers and newborn babies globally.


Opportunities

Career opportunities

Maternal Fetal Medicine global health fellowships

Applications are invited for the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine global health fellowships. HRP is pleased to work with colleagues and fellows from Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine on key global maternal and perinatal health priorities. The fellowships are named after Dr John Queenan who is well-known the field of perinatology and obstetrics with his pioneering work in Rhesus disease management and prevention, academic research in ultrasound and fetal physiology. Dr Queenan is the author of almost 200 scientific papers and textbooks, and he has mentored many obstetrician gynecologists as well as maternal fetal medicine subspecialists. Applications should be sent by May 15 2015. For more information please consult the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine website, and see the following documents.

Call for intention of interest:

The HRP Special Programme submits its research projects for consideration, comment, guidance and approval to an established advisory body of international experts to assess each project’s scientific design, as well as technical and financial/budgetary aspects. HRP research projects cover all topic areas of sexual and reproductive health and includes projects that involve human participants, involve biological material obtained from human participants, obtain information from human participants, access records on human participants or involve experiments in animals. The type of research under consideration is not restricted and includes: basic, biomedical, epidemiological, social science, as well as operations, implementation, health systems and programme development research. If you are currently, or have recently served on a research proposal/protocol review body technically assessing projects in sexual and reproductive health, and you are interested in being considered as a member of the HRP Research Project Review Panel, please submit your interest via e-mail to (reproductivehealth@who.int) with your e-mail subject line reading “HRP Research Project Review Panel”. Please include a recent consolidated C.V, including a publication list as appropriate.


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Upcoming events

1st ECOWAS (Economic Community Of West African States) Good Practices Forum in Health

Theme of Forum: Ending Preventable Mother and Child Deaths in West Africa - What works in Reproductive Health and Family Planning

The West African Health Organization, in collaboration with Member States and partners, are in the process of organizing the 1st ECOWAS Good Practices Forum in Health (FBPS) that will be held on 29-31 July 2015 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

The forum will bring together senior officials from ministries of health, regional health experts, researchers and managers of training and research institutions, major local, regional and international NGOs, managers of private companies involved in the health sector, as well as partners in the region and elsewhere.


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RHL on iPad

Available for iPad, the RHL app allows you to access the entire library offline

WHO and ICPD beyond 2014

Contributing to redefining the global agenda in sexual and reproductive health and an opportunity for the global community to address remaining challenges.