Inter-agency Reproductive Health Kits
Treatment Guidelines to support the Interagency Reproductive Health Kits
- RH Kit Resources
- Block 1
- Block 2
- Block 3
Click here for a guide to the Inter-Agency Reproductive Health Kits.
Click here for the volume and size details of each kit.
Click here for spreadsheets calculating the statistics necessary to implement the MISP and relevant quantities for the RH kits.
Inter-Agency Reproductive Health Kits for Crisis Situations (Fifth edition)
Source: Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health in Crises, 2011
The essential drugs, equipment and supplies to implement the MISP have been assembled into a set of specially designed prepackaged kits – The Inter-Agency Reproductive Health Kits. The kits complement the objectives laid out in Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings: An Inter-agency Field Manual. The resource is also available in French and Spanish.
Synopsis of the MISP
Source: IPPF/ Women’s Refugee Commission on behalf of IAWG on RH in Crises, December 2009
The 2009 revised synopsis summarizes the objectives and activities of the MISP as outlined in Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings: An Inter-agency Field Manual. The front page notes the objectives and the back page contains a matrix that maps minimum versus comprehensive reproductive health services, and an outline of the content of the IAWG Reproductive Health Kits. The synopsis is also available in French (translation by UNFPA, March 2010), here.
RH Kits Shelving Instructional Video
Source: UNFPA, 2011
Block 1: Six kits to be used at the community and primary health care level for 10,000 persons / 3 months
Block 1 contains six kits. The items in these kits are intended for use by service providers delivering RH care at the community and primary care level. The kits contain mainly medicines and disposable items. Kits 1, 2 and 3 are subdivided into parts A and B, which can be ordered separately.
Kit 0 Administration [Orange]
Kit 1 Condom (Part A is male condoms + Part B is female condoms) [Red]
Part 1A: Male condoms
Part 1B: Female condoms
Kit 2 Clean Delivery (Individual) (Part A + B) [Dark blue]
Kit 3 Post-Rape (Part A + B) [Pink]
Part 3A: Basic treatment after rape, including treatment for children
- Clinical Management of Rape Survivors: Developing Protocols for use with Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, WHO/UNHCR, 2004.
- Sample English-language text for local adaptation by programs providing dedicated ECP products containing levonorgestrel only formulations, UNFPA.
Part 3B: Post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV, including treatment for children
- Treatment Guidelines for the Use of Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of the Transmission of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus in the Management of Survivors of Rape, UNHCR/UNFPA.
Kit 4 Oral and Injectable Contraception [White]
- Chapter 1 “Combined Oral Contraceptives,” Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/WHO, 2007.
- Chapter 2 “Progestin-Only Pills,” Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/WHO, 2007.
- Chapter 3 “Emergency Contraceptive Pills,” Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/WHO, 2007.
- Chapter 4 “Progestin-Only Injectables,” Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/WHO, 2007.
Kit 5 STI [Turquoise]
- Sexually transmitted and other reproductive tract infections: A guide to essential practice. WHO, 2005.
- Guidelines for the Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections, WHO, 2003.
- Sexually Transmitted Infections, syndromic diagnosis, treatment and follow-up (poster). Adapted from Guidelines for the Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections, WHO, 2003.
Block 2: Five kits to be used at the community and primary health care level for 30,000 persons / 3 month.
Block 2 is composed of five kits containing disposable and reusable material. The items in these kits are intended for use by trained health care staff with additional midwifery and selected obstetric and neonatal skills at the health centre or hospital level.
Kit 6 Delivery (Health Facility) [Brown]
- Infection prevention. A reference booklet for health care providers. EngenderHealth, 2001.
- Guidelines for management of women with pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. Geneva, WHO, 2006.
Kit 7 IUD [Black]
Kit 8 Management of Complications of Abortion [Yellow]
- Client brochure, USAID.
- Information leaflet for women. Adapted from Woman-centered postabortion care: Reference manual, Ipas, 2004.
- Performing Uterine Evacuation with the Ipas MVA Plus® Aspirator and Ipas EasyGrip® Cannulae: Instructional Booklet, Ipas, 2007.
- Manual vacuum aspiration. Extract from: Managing complications in pregnancy and childbirth: A Guide for Midwives and Doctors, WHO, 2000.
Kit 9 Suture of Tears (Cervical and vaginal) and Vaginal Examination [Purple]
Kit 10 Vacuum Extraction for Delivery (Manual) [Grey]
Block 3: Two kits to be used at referral hospital level for 150,000 persons / 3 months
Block 3 is composed of two kits containing disposable and reusable supplies to provide comprehensive EmONC at the referral (surgical obstetrics) level. It is estimated that a hospital at this level covers a population of approximately150,000 persons. Kit 11 has two parts, A and B, which are usually used together but which can be ordered separately.
Kit 11 Referral level for Reproductive health (Part A + B) [Fluorescent Green]
- Managing Complications in Pregnancy and Childbirth: A guide for midwives and doctors, WHO/UNFPA/UNICEF/World Bank, 2003.
Kit 12 Blood Transfusion [Dark Green]