Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health in Humanitarian Settings

Webinar //


Oct 18 2016, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM EST


The renewed Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents' Health names "settings" as one of its nine priorities, and calls on all humanitarian and development actors to redouble their efforts and to work better together to build health and resilience among the women, children and adolescents who live in the most fragile and volatile circumstances. At the UN Summit for Refugees and Migration held in September, a commitment was endorsed to recognize and address the particular vulnerabilities of women and children, including combatting sexual- and gender-based violence and ensuring that all women and girls are provided access to sexual and reproductive health care services.

The Everywhere workstream in support of Every Woman, Every Child advocates for greater focus on contexts, settings, risks and crises, and brings together key actors from both the humanitarian and development sectors, to identify conceptual, policy and programming opportunities to better support the health of women, children and adolescents in all settings everywhere.

Join us in a webinar to learn more about the pressing issue of women, children and adolescents health in fragile settings, the everywhere workstream and to discuss a way forward to ensure that that the women, children and adolescents in fragile settings can also survive, thrive and transform. 

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View the webinar slides (all are downloadable PDFs): Claire Beck, Zelaikha Anwari, Paul Spiegel, Jed Meline


  • Welcome and introductions — Emanuele Capobianco, Deputy Executive Director, The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health
  • Taking stock of the challenge to women, children and adolescent health: Evidence to date and gaps — Paul Spiegel, MD, MPH, director, Johns Hopkins Center for Refugee and Disaster Response
  • Realities on the ground: Success and challenges in sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health delivery
    Afghanistan — Zelaikha Anwari, MD, Reproductive Health Director, Ministry of Public Health Afghanistan
    Syria — Claire Beck, director of the global technical team; and Hussein Assaf, MD, helath and nutrition coordinator, World Vision International
  • Donor perspective — Jed Meline, acting deputy assistant administrator, USAID
  • Discussion and Q&A
  • Connecting all dots: The everywhere workstream — Her Royal Highness Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan, chair of Every Woman, Every Child Everywhere

Webinar presented in partnership with:

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health     coregroup advancing community health worldwide

We support Every Woman Every Child

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