While browsing the United Nations Population Fund website, I came across a recent news item detailing a new reproductive health toolkit for social development workers. From the blurb,
This Toolkit is intended to guide humanitarian programme managers and healthcare providers to ensure that sexual and reproductive health interventions put into place both during and after a crisis are responsive to the unique needs of adolescents.With the recent debacle on HB 5043, otherwise known as the Reproductive Health Bill here in the Philippines, I thought that this document would be an interesting read for social workers engaged in providing maternal and reproductive health services in the country. Dubbed the "Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Toolkit for Humanitarian Settings" toolkit, the PDF document (available from this page) is a useful guide in the planning, implementation, execution, and assessment of reproductive health programs. Also included in the document are links to documents relating to reproductive health program planning for special sectors such as migrants, youth, and people in crisis situations. This document may come in handy whether or not the future leaders of this country will include reproductive health in his or her priority list of programs to implement.