Symposium: Sexual and Reproductive Health in fragile environments, Amsterdam

December 2015

At the invitation of KIT International Medical Corps co-organizes a one day symposium about Sexual and Reproductive Health in fragile environments

Over half of all maternal, newborn and child deaths occur in around 50 countries categorized as fragile states. Fragile states have some of the worst health statistics in the world, especially with regard to the health of women and children. Nearly two-thirds of fragile states will fail to halve extreme poverty by the end of this year- the deadline of meeting the MDG’s. The sustainable development goals are set to repeat this pattern without targeting people in conflict and fragile environments. A different approach is needed. The aim of the symposium is to learn from and share evidence-based information of existing SRHR programs and researches conducted about sexual and reproductive health in fragile environments.

In addition to International Medical Corps, partners include CORDAID, Healthnet TPO, Sharenet and MOFA Netherlands. Download brochure here. For more information please visit the KIT website here: 

What: “Sexual and Reproductive Health in fragile environments: Turning challenges into opportunities”

When:Thursday, December 10, 2015

Who: Sally Theobald, Professor of Social Science and International Health at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine; Yvonne Stassen, diplomat, manager and economist; Egbert Sondorp, Public Health Specialist

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About International Medical Corps

Since its inception more than 30 years ago, International Medical Corps’ mission has been consistent: relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster and disease, by delivering vital health care services that focus on training. This approach of helping people help themselves is critical to returning devastated populations to self-reliance. International Medical Corps has delivered more than $2 billion in humanitarian relief and training in 70 countries since 1984. Today its global staff of 7,800 provides assistance to devastated communities in the world’s hardest-hit areas, from Syria to Sierra Leone, Iraq to Afghanistan. Visit us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


Margaret Traub
Head of Global Initiatives
Los Angeles


For 30 years, International Medical Corps has worked to relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster and disease by delivering vital health care services that focus on training, helping devastated populations return to self-reliance.