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WHO Resources

World Health Organization Resources 

WHO Consolidated Guideline on Self-care Interventions for Health: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Publication Year: 2019 

Excerpt from the WHO website: "Self-care interventions are among the most promising and exciting new approaches to improve health and well-being, both from a health systems perspective and for people who use these interventions." [...] "The purpose of this guidance is to develop a people-centered, evidence-based normative guideline that will support individuals, communities and countries with quality health services and self-care interventions, based on PHC strategies, comprehensive essential service packages and people-centeredness." View the full guideline and supplements on the WHO website.  

WHO Global Summit on Safety and Access to Fertility Care

5-6 December 2018 • Geneva, Switzerland

WHO held the first ever Global Summit on Safety and Access to Fertility Care to develop strategies for improving access to safe, ethical, and cost-effective fertility care in low to middle income countries (LMIC). IFFS leadership participated in and contributed to this summit.

WHO Publications

Infertility Definitions and Terminology

Visit the WHO website for definitions of infertility (clinical, demographic, and epidemiological) as well as explanations of primary and secondary infertility and infertility as a disability.

Human Reproduction Programme (HRP)

Discover more about the WHO HRP, leading research in sexual and reproductive health and rights. Excerpt from the WHO website: "HRP (the UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction) is the main instrument within the United Nations system for research in human reproduction, bringing together policy-makers, scientists, health care providers, clinicians, consumers and community representatives to identify and address priorities for research to improve sexual and reproductive health."

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