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Conflict and Development: Challenges in Responding to Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs in Timor-Leste

Wayte, Kayli, Zwi, A., Belton, Suzanne, Martins, J, Martins, N, Whelan, A and Kelly, P (2008). Conflict and Development: Challenges in Responding to Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs in Timor-Leste. Reproductive Health Matters,16(31):83-92.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 78670100xPUB15
Title Conflict and Development: Challenges in Responding to Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs in Timor-Leste
Author Wayte, Kayli
Zwi, A.
Belton, Suzanne
Martins, J
Martins, N
Whelan, A
Kelly, P
Journal Name Reproductive Health Matters
Publication Date 2008
Volume Number 16
Issue Number 31
ISSN 0968-8080   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-44349092081
Start Page 83
End Page 92
Total Pages 10
Place of Publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Field of Research 1114 - Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
1117 - Public Health and Health Services
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract In April and May 2006, internal conflict in Timor-Leste led to the displacement of approximately 150,000 people, around 15% of the population. The violence was most intense in Dili, the capital, where many residents were displaced into camps in the city or to the districts. Research utilising in-depth qualitative interviews, service statistics and document review was conducted from September 2006 to February 2007 to assess the health sector's response to reproductive health needs during the crisis. The study revealed an emphasis on antenatal care and a maternity waiting camp for pregnant women, but the relative neglect of other areas of reproductive health. There remains a need for improved coordination, increased dialogue and advocacy around sensitive reproductive health issues as well as greater participation of the health sector in response to gender-based violence. Strengthening neglected areas and including all components of sexual and reproductive health in coordination structures will provide a stronger foundation through which to respond to any future crises in Timor-Leste.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0968-8080(08)31355-X   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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