Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) training has been carried out in İzmir

8 December 2017

4-8 December 2017, İzmir - Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) in emergencies and disasters training of trainers has been carried out in İzmir on 4-8 December 2017 in cooperation with Public Health Specialists Association (HASUDER), Dokuz Eylül University Department of Public Health and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Turkey office and through the financial support of European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) Turkey Office.

The Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) is intended to reduce maternal and infant mortality in emergency and disaster situations, to prevent gender-based sexual violence and sexually transmitted infections. A total of 30 academicians from Departments of Public Health of 17 universities participated in the 5-day training of trainers held in İzmir. 

The purpose of this training is to include Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP), considered as an international standard in University training programs and prepared by Interagency Steering Committee and adapted to conditions of Turkey, in training programs in departments of public health in universities, HASUDER and in departments of midwifery/nursing.

The academics participating in this training have gained competence in the following subjects;

  1. Ability to support sexual health and reproductive health in crisis situations as well as gender-based violence issues,
  2. Implementation of the basic concepts and techniques provided in the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP),
  3. Developing the coordination skills for the implementation of the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP),
  4. Strengthening the emergency and progressional inter-sectoral communication and cooperation in crisis situations among institutions,
  5. Preparation of an action plan to include in public health training programs before graduation about sexual health, reproductive health and gender-based violence issues.

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will continue to work on the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) Training Program for Sexual Health and Reproductive Health in Disasters (CSÜS) to address the shortcomings of the issue.

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) was established in 1969 and as the biggest aid source with international funding in the area of population operating around the world. UNFPA operates in more than 150 countries for creating policies and strategies that support sustainable development. Having started its activities on a project basis, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has been working on reproductive health, encouraging social gender equality, collecting, using and distributing data about development and humanitarian aid in Turkey since 1971. Within this framework, the first Country Program lasted from 1988 to 1992 and now the Sixth Country Program (2016-2020) is being executed.

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) works to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. To this end, UNFPA focuses especially 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 4: Quality Education, SDG 5: Gender Equality and finally, SDG 17: Partnerships for Goals

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