Policy Brief - Reproductive Health Services for Syrians Living Outside Camps in Jordan

Authors
Higher Population Council
Geographic Area
National
Year Of Publish
2016
Funded by
UNFPA
Type of research
Qualitative
Research Area
Policy, Programmatic/systems,
Abstract

Higher Population Council promising that "reproductive health services policies provided to the Syrians residing summary outside the refugee camps in Jordan," in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, and the United Nations Population Fund, and the Association of Jordan Health Aid, and the Institute for Family Health Care, which is aimed at the diagnosis of the current situation and to propose appropriate policies to activate services reproductive health of the Syrian brothers and raise the levels of services provided to citizens Jordanians

Jordan is taking informed steps in the field of reproductive health/ family planning as it constitutes a key component of achieving comprehensive sustainable development and serves as a vehicle for development, not an end goal in itself. It also helps achieve the needed change in the demographic structure and capitalize on the high percentage of working age population. As such, putting in place special policies to enhance the effectiveness of reproductive health services provided for Syrians living outside the camps in Jordan is necessary

In view of the above analysis of the current situation and the difficulties preventing effective access to reproductive health services for Syrians outside the camps, the following policy options are presented to help overcome challenges:

Develop a comprehensive plan to raise awareness among Syrians about reproductive health, family planning and early marriage

Policy I: Develop a comprehensive plan to raise awareness among Syrians about reproductive health, family planning and early marriage

Policy II: Develop a national plan to ensure sustainability of reproductive health services offered to Syrians when funding projects end

Policy III: Enhance reproductive health services offered to Syrians outside camps in Jordan

Policy IV: Develop a coordination and networking plan for all organizations providing reproductive health services to Syrians outside camps in Jordan supervised by the Higher Population Council

Conclusion and Recommendations:

Clearly, all of the above-mentioned policies are equally essential to enhance access to reproductive health services for Syrians living outside camps in Jordan, and to make such services more comprehensive and capable of meeting the reproductive healthcare needs arising from the growing influx of Syrians into Jordan. This will thereby reflect positively on national development plans and facilitate the success of policies related to the demographic opportunity and ways to take advantage of it. Putting in place a strong policy for enhancing reproductive health services for Syrians outside camps in Jordan requires taking into consideration the social, cultural, and economic characteristics specific to Syrians, which is why all four policies are vital to guarantee effective reproductive health services and better access to them for Syrians. To that end, the following procedures should be adopted:

1.      Form a national committee headed by the Higher Population Council and the Jordanian Ministry of Health to set the necessary national plans to raise the awareness of Syrians and ensure the financial sustainability of services. The committee should consist of all governmental, non-governmental, local, and international organizations concerned with the provision of reproductive health services to Syrians outside camps, as well as some experts and specialists. The committee shall.

2.      Develop mechanisms for joint work to ensure coordination, networking and team-work among all organizations providing reproductive health services to Syrians, and facilitate awareness-raising, education and counseling activities.

3.      Evaluate the experiences of governmental, non-governmental, local and international organizations in providing reproductive health services to Syrians outside camps in recent years.

4.      Develop a comprehensive automated documentation system for all organizations providing reproductive health services to Syrians in order to facilitate research and ensure sustainability and comprehensiveness of services.

5.      Adopt a participatory approach for work among all governmental, non-governmental, local and international organizations providing reproductive health services outside camps to enhance the quality, and ensure better integration, of services.

 

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