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Reproductive Health and Rights

The reproductive health and rights component aims at increasing access to health services and improving their quality, particularly in underserved areas and with focus on vulnerable groups.

UNFPA Lebanon works towards establishing and making comprehensive, gender-sensitive, high-quality reproductive health services and commodities accessible. The programme strengthens access to, and utilization of, high-quality services in underserved areas, addressing: (a) maternal mortality and morbidity; (b) unmet family planning needs; (c) sexually transmitted infections; and (d) mental health. The programme also focuses on improving reproductive health in crisis and emergency situations. In addition, the programme prioritizes initiatives that focus on emergency obstetric and neonatal care in order to: (a) attain a critical mass of skilled attendants; (b) support efforts to develop a systematic network of basic and comprehensive services for emergency obstetric and neonatal care; and (c) provide reproductive health equipment and commodities. The programme supports a logistics management information system, a procurement system and national capacity development. The programme also develops the capacity of the national partners in reproductive health programming in emergency and post-conflict settings. 

UNFPA Lebanon supports line ministries and civil society organizations to design and establish youth-friendly health facilities, and disseminate knowledge and information on reproductive health. Through its work, UNFPA supports a situation analysis, including a legal review of the development challenges facing young people, seeks to enhance the resource base for investments in young people, identifies opportunities to position youth issues in the development agenda, and increases the participation of young people in national dialogues and in development planning, implementation and monitoring processes.