Evaluating the effectiveness of sexual and reproductive health services during humanitarian crises

Added August 27, 2020

Citation: Singh NS, Smith J, Aryasinghe S, et al. Evaluating the effectiveness of sexual and reproductive health services during humanitarian crises: A systematic review. PLoS ONE 13(7): e0199300.

Despite increased attention to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) in humanitarian crises, the sector has made little progress in advancing the evidence base for the effectiveness of SRH interventions, including the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP), in crisis settings.

An estimated 32 million women and girls of reproductive age living in emergency situations, all of whom require sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information and services. This systematic review assessed the effect of SRH interventions, including the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) on a range of health outcomes from the onset of emergencies.

 

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