Webinar Recording: Universal Health Coverage and SRHR during COVID-19 and beyond


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On Monday 15 June 2020, SRHM hosted a webinar to discuss the new reality of achieving SRHR in universal health coverage (UHC) during COVID-19 and beyond.

In the current political climate, achieving universal health coverage for sexual and reproductive health and rights, particularly in the context of rights, can be challenging. The current COVID-19 pandemic further exposes fault lines pertaining to both UHC and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

To support policy makers and advocates in tackling this gap, a themed issue of Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters was launched in collaboration with the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) and other partners. The issue, Universal Health Coverage: Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Focus, is available online and open-access. Papers will be added to the issue throughout the year.

To watch the webinar, please click here

MODERATOR: Gita Sen, Director, Ramalingaswami Centre on Equity & Social Determinants of Health, Public Health Foundation of India, Editorial Advisory Board Member of SRHM and member, Independent Accountability Panel


Helga Fogstad, Executive Director, PMNCH
Introductory remarks

Helen Clark, Board Chair, PMNCH
Upholding rights and investing in health: an opportunity to build back better after COVID-19
Full paper coming soon

Sundari Ravindran, Principal Visiting Fellow, United Nations University Institute for Global Health
SRHR in UHC packages: a review of recent evidence
Webinar presentation

See the full paper online, Sexual and reproductive health services in universal health coverage: a review of recent evidence from low- and middle-income countries by T.K Sundari Ravindran & Veloshnee Govender

Allan Maleche, Executive Director of Kenya Legal and Ethical Issues Network on HIV and AIDS (KELIN)
The missing link in Kenya’s Universal Health Coverage experiment: A preventive and promotive approach to SRHR
Full paper coming soon
Webinar presentation

Naomi Lince-Deroche, Senior Research Scientist, Guttmacher Institute
A comprehensive, human rights approach for SRHR budgeting in a time of limited resources
Webinar presentation

See the full paper online, Budgeting for comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights under universal health coverage by Naomi Lince-Deroche, Elizabeth A Sully, Lauren Firestein & Taylor Riley
Webinar presentation

Manjulaa Narasimhan, Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization
Self-care interventions – game changers for transforming healthcare delivery

See the full paper online, Self-care interventions for sexual and reproductive health and rights for advancing universal health coverage by  Manjulaa Narasimhan , Carmen H Logie, Alice Gauntley, Rodolfo Gomez Ponce de Leon, Karima Gholbzouri, Nandi Siegfried, Heather Abela & Leopold Ouedraogo

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