Eleventh Annual Meeting of the
Inter-agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crises
5-7 November 2008, Cairo, Egypt

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Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Opening Session
  • Dr. Hussein A. Gezairy, WHO
  • Dr. Ziad Rifai, UNFPA
  • Dr. Gamal Serour, Al-Azhar University
  • Dr. Neni Bwogo, Refugee Egypt

Chairperson: Ziad Rifai, UNFPA

Session 1: Where Have We Come From and Where Are We Now?

Introduction, Purpose of the Meeting, ToR & How IAWG Works
Sandra Krause, Women's Refugee Commission

History of IAWG
Susan Purdin, IRC

Updates from the Regional Networks
Anna Whelan, UNSW, East, Southeast Asia and Pacific
Jennifer Miquel, UNFPA, East Africa
Jonathan Ndzi, UNFPA, West Africa

Chairperson: Connie Kamara, ARC

Session 2: Review of Global Initiatives

Introduction: Humanitarian Reform Overall and Implications for RH
Pamela Delargy, UNFPA

Health Cluster Response to IAWG Call to Action
Nevio Zagaria, WHO
The Need to Integrate RH Throughout the Broader Cluster Framework
Janet Meyers, CARE
RH Funding in New Environment of Cluster Approach
Chen Reis, WHO
UN Cluster Approach Response to Pakistan Earthquake 2005
Nasreen Khan, WHO, Pakistan

Session 2: Review of Global Initiatives continued

An Overview of IAWG Training Partnership
Wilma Doedens, UNFPA
Update from the SPRINT Initiative: Training of SRH Coordinators and Beyond
Nguyen-Toan Tran, IPPF
Outcomes of the RAISE Conference
Therese McGinn, RAISE/Columbia University
Update from the Fuel and Firewood Initiative
Sandra Krause, Women’s Commission

Chairperson: Dr. Rayana Bouhaka, WHO

Session 3: Technical Updates

Update on Inter Agency Field Manual Review
Wilma Doedens, UNFPA
Update of IASC HIV Guidelines
Nevio Zagaria, WHO
Update on New RH Technologies Working Group Activities
Lorelei Goodyear, PATH
A Guide to Fostering Change to Scale-up Health Services
Maggie Usher-Patel, WHO

Chairperson: Therese McGinn, RAISE Initiative - Columbia University

Session 4: Special Topics & Emerging RH Issues

Emergency Contraceptives in Displaced Settings
Angel Foster, Ibis Reproductive Health
Sex Work in Emergency Settings
Marion Schilperoord, UNHCR
Culture of Suffering and Humiliation, Women in Refugee Camps: An Experience of Refugee Camps in Eastern Chad
Ahmed Ragaa Abdel Hamid Ragab, AL-Azhar University

Chairperson: Nadine Cornier, UNHCR

Session 5: Thematic Working Groups

Develop work plans for 2009/10 including establishment of a regional IAWG network

  • Advocacy/Minimum Initial Services Package (MISP)
  • RH Data, Health Information System (HIS) and Research
  • Adolescent Reproductive Health  (Best Practices and Quality of Care)
  • HIV/AIDS/STIs (Best Practices and Quality of Care)
  • Maternal and Newborn Care (Best Practices and Quality of Care)
  • Gender-based Violence (Best Practices and Quality of Care)
  • Family Planning (Best Practices and Quality of Care)
  • Logistics (Best Practices and Quality of Care)
  • Training (Best Practices and Quality of Care)
  • Regional Strategy
  • New Technologies

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Recap of Day One: Dr. Emel Khan, Frontier Primary Health Care (FPHC)

Chairperson: Heli Bathija, WHO

Session 6:  Regional Initiatives

EmOC and Beyond

Comprehensive STI - HIV/AIDS Services

Comprehensive RH Services

Moderator: Makur Kariom, MoH, Sudan

Moderator: Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam, PPD

Moderator: Omar Saleh, WHO, Somalia

EmOC Services in Um Dukhun (West Darfur) 
Solomon Kebede, IMC

Access to EmOC for Afghan Refugee Women in Hangu District of Pakistan
Susan Purdin, IRC

STI/HIV Management In Pakistan
Emel Khan, FPHC

Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Programming in a Post-crisis Setting. Rwanda
Leah Elliot, ARC

Comprehensive RH Programs in Occupied Palestinian Territories
Nimer Kassim, UNRWA

Response to the Gender-based Violence resulting from the Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa
Mendy Marsh, UNICEF

Addressing Fistula in Chronic Complex Emergency, Darfur  
Omer Elfaroug Habib Ali, UNFPA

Maternal Health in Afghanistan
Additional Presentation
Sadia Fayaq, MoPH Afghanistan

Capacity Building of National Organizations to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention and Response Efforts in Northern Uganda
Ilona Varallyay, ARC

Linking HIV/Aids With Family Planning In Arid Parts Of Baringo District, Kenya
Roseline Leiro, Mwafrika Institute of Development (MID)                          

AMPATH’S Response: Continuum of Care to HIV+ IDPs, Kenya
Cleophas Chesoli, AMPATH

Sexual And Reproductive Health Needs Assessment of Mobile and Vulnerable Communities in Zimbabwe
Sathyanarayanan Doraiswamy, IOM-UNFPA

Summary of Case Studies

Chairperson: Heli Bathija, WHO
Report Back from Moderators

Makur Kariom, MoH, Sudan                                                                            
Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam, PPD                                                           
Omar Saleh, WHO, Somalia

Chairperson: Nguyen-Toan Tran, IPPF

Session 7: MISP and Beyond 

Implementation of the MISP after Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar
Thwe Thwe Win, UNFPA

Myanmar: Emergency Health Programming
Taik On Han, Save the Children

April 2008 MISP Assessment in Kenya
Mihoko Tanabe, Women’s Commission

Implementation of MISP among Iraqi Refugees
Sarah Chynoweth, Women’s Commission
Ilham Ibrahim Abdelhai, UNFPA

Implementation of the MISP in N. Kivu, DRC
Kimberly Connolly, IRC

Implementation of the MISP in Darfur, Sudan
Ribka Amsalu, Save the Children

Session 8: Information Exchange

Information Exchange Bazaar

Technology Café

Friday, 7 November 2008

Recap of Day Two: Brad Kerner, Save the Children

Report Back from Working Groups to Plenary

Moderator: Nadine Cornier, UNHCR

MISP Module Name Draw

Chairperson: Dr. Ramez Mahaini, WHO-EMRO

Closing Session

Knowledge Gateway
Maggie Usher-Patel, WHO

Conclusions and Recommendations
Susan Purdin, IRC