Wednesday, 30 March 2016 12:57

UNFPA launches Government of Japan supported Reproductive Health project at Al-Abbasia camp in Salah Al-Din

UNFPA, with generous support from the government of Japan, has launched a Reproductive Health (RH) Clinic in Al-Abbasia camp, Salah Al-Din province on 24 March 2016. One hundred and five women visited the clinic on the first day itself to seek gynecological / obstetrical consultations and services.

The clinic is run by the United Iraqi Medical Society (UIMS) and offers the full package of RH services on a daily basis including antenatal and postnatal care, family planning, diagnosis and treatment of reproductive tract infections (RTIs) including sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and health counseling to women. Its staff includes a female gynecologist, a female nurse and a general practitioner.

This clinic is part of a larger Japan-funded UNFPA project which includes the establishment and support of 22 RH clinics and delivery rooms in 2016 in Al-Anbar, Diyala, Salah Al-Din, Nineveh, Dohuk and Erbil. The project aims at increasing access to Reproductive Health Services and Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care facilities for IDP, returnee and refugee populations with a particular attention to reinforcing local health system (directorate/district) capacities. Among the project’s expected outcomes are: 10,000 safe deliveries; access to RH Services including information and family planning for 60,000 women and adolescent girls; and 80 Health professionals trained on Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Health Care.

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  • Agency: UNFPA

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