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Sexual and Reproductive Health is Essential to Achieving Universal Health Coverage: Engaging Stakeholders to Realize Health Equity Worldwide

Please join the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research, for a roundtable discussion highlighting strategies to ensure progress towards access to comprehensive and quality SRH services. The panel will include both policymakers and representatives from civil society and will discuss mechanisms for integrating diverse voices in the SRH-UHC agenda, prioritizing health benefit packages and program implementation, and examples of successful service engagement and integration at the national level.

Date & Time

Thursday
Jun. 24, 2021
8:00am – 9:30am ET

Overview

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Universal health coverage (UHC) goals cannot be achieved unless countries fully integrate sexual and reproductive health (SRH) into their broader health systems. Successful integration relies on the full participation of all relevant SRH stakeholders—especially women, girls, and other marginalized groups—in priority-setting, planning, and implementation. However, there has been little focus on the extent and impact of meaningful participation in SRH services on the global stage.

Please join the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research, for a roundtable discussion highlighting strategies to ensure progress towards access to comprehensive and quality SRH services.The panel will include both policymakers and representatives from civil society and will discuss mechanisms for integrating diverse voices in the SRH-UHC agenda, prioritizing health benefit packages and program implementation, and examples of successful service engagement and integration at the national level.

Send questions for our panelists during the event to mhi@wilsoncenter.orgFollow the conversation on Twitter at @Wilson_MHI, @UNFPA, and @WHO and on Instagram at @MaternalHealthInitiative using the hashtags #SRHinUHC and #MHDialogue. Find more coverage of these issues on our blog, NewSecurityBeat.org/Dot-Mom.


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Maternal Health Initiative

Life and health are the most basic human rights, yet disparities between and within countries continue to grow. No single solution or institution can address the variety of health concerns the world faces. By leveraging, building on, and coordinating the Wilson Center’s strong regional and cross-cutting programming, the Maternal Health Initiative (MHI) promotes dialogue and understanding among practitioners, scholars, community leaders, and policymakers.  Read more

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