Over the past 20 years, shifts in the nature of conflict and the sheer numbers of civilians affected have given rise to increasing concern about providing appropriate health services in unstable settings.
Concurrently, international health policy attention has focused on sexual and reproductive health issues and finding effective methods of addressing them.
This article reviews the background to the promotion and development of reproductive health services for conflict-affected populations.
It employs qualitative methods to analyse the development of policy at international level.
First we examine the extent to which reproductive health is on the policy agendas of organisations active in humanitarian contexts.
We then discuss why and how this has come about, and whether the issue has sufficient support to ensure effective implementation.
Our findings demonstrate that reproductive health is clearly on the agenda for agencies working in these settings, as measured by a range of established criteria including the amount of new resources being attracted to this area and the number of meetings and publications devoted to this issue.
There are, however, barriers to the full and effective implementation of reproductive health services.
These barriers include the hesitation of some field-workers to prioritise reproductive health and the number and diversity of the organisations involved in implementation. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Royaume Uni, Europe, Homme, Santé, Reproduction, Réfugié, Conflit, Système santé, Politique sanitaire, International, Promotion service, Analyse, Implémentation, Barrière
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United Kingdom, Europe, Human, Health, Reproduction, Refugee, Conflict, Health system, Health policy, International, Services promoting, Analysis, Implementation, Barrier
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0490308
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 22/03/2000.