Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights | 16.09.2019
Seminar: The intimate link between Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Universal Health Coverage
HEARD invites you to a seminar, The intimate link between Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Universal Health Coverage, by Lund University researcher Jesper Sundewall.
About the seminar: With the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the world has committed to achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and universal access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) (Targets 3.7 and 3.8 of the SSDGs). UHC and Universal access to SRHR are intimately linked. In most countries, achieving UHC will not be possible unless pressing SRHR needs are addressed. At the upcoming International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Nairobi, delegates from all the countries in the world will meet to discuss the unfinished business of the ICPD programme of action, adopted at the conference in Cairo in 1994. While remarkable progress has been achieved since 1994, there is a lot left to do. Countries who want to take steps towards universal access to SRHR and UHC are therefore encouraged to take a comprehensive approach to SRHR. This presentation will unpack and explain what a comprehensive approach to SRHR is, what the evidence is to support this approach and generic steps that can be taken towards achieving it.
About the speaker: Jesper Sundewall is an associate professor of health economics at HEARD and researcher at Lund University in Sweden. He has worked on health systems and health financing issues in sub-Saharan Africa for a decade. He is also associated with the Karolinska Institute, one of Sweden’s oldest medical schools.
Title: The intimate link between Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Universal Health Coverage
Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Venue: HEARD, J Block, 4th Floor, Westville Campus, UKZN