ICRC to safeguard reproductive healthcare


As a mean to ensure quality healthcare relating to sexual and reproductive health (SRH), the importance of adoption of multi disciplinary approach towards increasing protection of Health Care was stressed upon by the health sector practitioners and experts in the session on Safeguarding Health Care:

Time to Act organized by International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Health Services Academy during 12th Annual Public Health Conference of Health Services Academy. The session was facilitated by Health Care in Danger (HCiD) initiative of ICRC, a dedicated program aimed at combating violence against health care. This violence against doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers, paramedics, and health centres can disrupt the health-care system when people need it the most.

Dr. Zia ul Haq, VC Khyber Medical College was the chief guest of the session, while Director Emergency Department, Lady Reading Hospital, Dr. Hamid Shehzad, Pro-VC Isra University, Prof. Dr. Umer Ali Khan, Associate Professor HSA, Dr. Juliet David, Associate Professor HSA, Dr. Samina Naeem Khalid, Former ED, PSH Sindh, Head of HCiD Initiative Dr Mirwais Khan, and Project Manager, HCiD, Dr. Faryal Baddia spoke at the session.

Head of HCiD Initiative, Dr. Mirwais Khan, said that this humanitarian issue has widespread and long-term effects. We all need to address it together. He explained that the pillars of HCiD approach comprise strengthening evidence-base, morphing knowledge and evidence into practical interventions and advocacy tools and promoting awareness regarding respect and protection of health care.


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