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Volume 19 Supplement 1

Catalysing policy change to introduce and scale up self-care interventions for SRHR: Lessons from the Eastern Mediterranean Region

Research

Publication costs for this supplement were not funded by sponsorship.

The named authors alone are responsible for the views expressed in this publication and do not necessarily represent the decisions or the policies of the UNDP-UNFPA-UNICEF-WHO-World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP) or the World Health Organization (WHO).

We would like to thank the reviewers and colleagues who have contributed to this supplement:

Austen El-Osta, Self-Care Academic Research Unit (SCARU), Imperial College, London, UK

Briana Lucido, UNDP-UNFPA-UNICEF-WHO-World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP), Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Carmen H Logie, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, Canada

K Rajasekharan Nayar, Global Institute of Public Health, India

Rosanna Gonzalez-McQuire, HRPS Managing Editor, UK

Sabina Abou Malham, Faculté de médecine et des sciences de la santé, Université de Sherbrooke, Montréal, Canada

Sheryl Van der Poel, Independent consultant, Geneva, Switzerland

A special thanks to the WHO colleagues of the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office, Karima Gholbzouri and (late) Ramez Mahaini.

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    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 1):50

    Content type: Research

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  2. Pakistan is among a number of countries facing protracted challenges in addressing maternal mortality with a concomitant weak healthcare system complexed with inequities. Sexual and reproductive health and rig...

    Authors: Qudsia Uzma, Nausheen Hamid, Rizwana Chaudhri, Nadeem Mehmood, Atiya Aabroo, Ellen Thom, Karima Gholbzouri, Ramez Mahaini and Nilmini Hemachandra

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 1):62

    Content type: Case study

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  3. Innovative people-centered care modalities including self-care interventions offer an opportunity to ensure continuity of healthcare services during COVID-19 and in post-COVID-19, as well as contribute to the ...

    Authors: Hala Abou-Taleb, Nada Mohamed, Karima Gholbzouri, Elisa Scolaro, Inaya Ezzeddine, Souhail Alouini, Heba Hagrass, Magdy Morshed and Neil Datta

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 1):45

    Content type: Commentary

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    Authors: Anne Ammerdorffer, Mark Laws, Arinze Awiligwe, Florence Erb, Wallada Im-Amornphong, A. Metin Gülmezoglu, Lester Chinery, Briana Lucido and Manjulaa Narasimhan

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 1):51

    Content type: Review

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  5. Self-care interventions offer a solution to support the achievement of three goals of the World Health Organization (WHO): to improve universal health coverage, reach people in humanitarian situations, and imp...

    Authors: Luna El Bizri, Laila Ghazi Jarrar, Wael K. Ali Ali and Abdifatah H. Omar

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 1):49

    Content type: Review

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  6. Self-care strategies for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) include practices, tools, and strategies for people to manage their health. Access to SRH services has increased in the Eastern Mediterranean Regio...

    Authors: Carmen H. Logie, Heather Abela, Tarek Turk, Samantha Parker and Karima Gholbzouri

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    Content type: Research

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