Title: Health systems analysis and evaluations of the barriers to availability, utilisation, and readiness of selected sexual and reproductive health services in COVID-19 affected areas.
Design: Qualitative study supported by a quantitative facility assessment.
Registration number: n.a.
Primary objective: Identifying the key gaps and barriers to the delivery of SRH services, providing a better understanding of the impact of COVID-19 on contraception, abortion care, treatment and care of sexually transmitted infections (STI) and care and support for people who experience(d) gender-based violence.
To inform recommendations for policy-makers and health managers to develop and strengthen policies and services to be more responsive to community needs during health emergencies.
To provide a set of strategies to assess health facility and system readiness to respond to health emergencies in the future.
Interested in collaborations? WHO HQ is the leader of this project.
University of Verona (Coordinator),
Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust,
Reproductive Health and Research Department of the World Health Organization WHO,
University of Brighton