The Family Planning Association of Sri Lanka is implementing the project on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Emergencies which was designed to address implementation gaps of the Minimum Initiative Service Package (MISP) for SRH at the during emergencies.
SPRINT project is at the forefront of addressing these needs and gaps and the activities carried out by IPPF member associations, Ministries of Health, international and local relief agencies as well as UN agencies.
By year 2018, as an output of targeted focus on vulnerable groups Family Planning Association is planning to integrate with organisations working for persons with disabilities and initiate discussion with the participation of them.
Ms. Manique Gunaratne from The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon and Dr. Harischandra Yakandawela from the Family Planning Association were involved in preparing the guidelines which was done in consultation with the Women Refugee Commission of USA in Bangkok, Thailand early this year. The Family Planning Association organised a Consultative Meeting on Disability Inclusion of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services during Emergencies at Global Towers Hotel, in October 2018.
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1 Manique, Anil, Janaka and Santhushini.
3 Manique and Ayasana.
Expert Body of the Sub Committee on Persons with Disabilities – Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka