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HPC launches 2022–2024 reproductive, and sexual health strategy

Higher Population Council
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AMMAN— The Higher Population Council (HPC) and Share-Net Jordan, a knowledge platform and database, on Wednesday launched the 2022–2024 Reproductive and Sexual Health Strategy, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

During the launch ceremony, Assistant Secretary-General of the Council Rania Abadi said that the strategy aims at providing, disseminating, and sharing knowledge related to sexual and reproductive health for researchers, research bodies, decision and policymakers, the media, program developers, and service providers.

She said that an analysis of the current status of sexual and reproductive health communication shows the absence of a communication strategy and policies, excluding the 2018–2022 population media strategy, which tackled reproductive health and weak media programs. Other issues that the analysis highlighted include lack of investment in developing effective communication products and tools, lack of platforms and means of communication, and lack of trained staff in communication and media.

Etaf Hadid, the council’s director of the Media and Communication Unit, underlined that the strategy will provide a conceptual framework that enables institutions and individuals to provide, disseminate, and share knowledge related to sexual and reproductive health in innovative and modern ways, despite differences in their style, purpose, and tools. The strategy will also provide tools to rally support through the strategic use of the media, in order to support related initiatives and activities.

The HPC’s technical director and main researcher ‘Ghaleb Azzeh’ reviewed Share-Net Jordan’s history, which became operational in the Kingdom in early 2016. He said the platform aims at linking research, policies, and practices through generating, sharing, translating, and promoting the use of knowledge on its platform to develop better sexual and reproductive health policies and practices.

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