Achieving UHC by Strengthening Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

05 Mar 2019
15:00 - 17:00
MH1 Symposium I

Achieving UHC by Strengthening Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

This symposium aims to build greater consensus around a collective health for all movement, inclusive of sexual and reproductive health services and promotive of sexual and reproductive rights. Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) interventions are health promotive, preventive, cost-effective and highly feasible to incorporate into universal health coverage (UHC) programs. They also are essential services, particularly for women, girls and adolescents, and are necessary to achieve health for all. Featuring country case study presentations and a panel discussion, this session will focus on how SRHR services are being integrated into UHC policies and programs today; how integrating SRHR in the UHC agenda can support the realization of UHC; and how diverse actors can work together to promote accountability and deliver high-quality, equitable SRHR services as part of UHC policies and programs.

Partner: SIDA/Regional SRHR Team, Embassy of Sweden, Lusaka; UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office