The WHO Strategic Approach to Strengthening Sexual and Reproductive Health Policies and Programmes

This Strategic Approach has been demonstrated to be a successful method for strengthening polices and programs for a range of sexual and reproductive health issues. The Strategic Approach includes:

  • a staged implementation process that links assessment, pilot-testing, and scaling up;
  • a systems framework to highlight the relevant factors for decision-making about appropriate services;
  • a reproductive health philosophy of reproductive rights, gender equity, and empowerment;
  • a focus on improving equitable access to and quality of care so that services are client-centered and responsive to community needs
  • a participatory process to consider the concerns of all relevant stakeholders; and
  • country ownershp of the process and the results.
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