Welcome to a short survey regarding the updated 2010 Inter-agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings (IAFM).
First developed in 1997 and later finalized in 1999, the Field Manual has served as the authoritative guide on reproductive health programming in humanitarian settings. Used in conjunction with other complementary guides such as the 2010 Inter-agency Standing Committee (IASC) Health Cluster Guide, these manuals aim to reduce avoidable mortality, morbidity and disability during a humanitarian crisis.
To remain current, the Field Manual has undergone a two and a half year revision process. The newly revised edition has recently been distributed for field testing and contains updated information on the coordination and implementation of reproductive health services in humanitarian settings.
Several important changes have been made to the Field Manual. What was previously one chapter on HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) has been split into two chapters. The chapter on Maternal and Newborn Health has been renamed from the previous version, and the chapter on Comprehensive Abortion Care has been extended from the first edition to cover more than post-abortion care. Further, the chapters on Programme Design, Monitoring and Evaluation and Adolescent Reproductive Health have been placed earlier in the Field Manual, as these are cross-cutting issues, while human rights and legal considerations have been integrated into every chapter.
The goal of the Field Manual review process is to learn about your experiences in using the manual to implement reproductive health services and interventions. In doing so, we intend to provide field workers with a relevant, user-friendly and practical manual that that can be applied to diverse contexts. Your feedback is essential in this regard. Your consent to participate will be presumed if you decide to complete the survey.
We appreciate and thank you for your time and feedback in advance.
Inter-agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health in Crises, IAFM Steering Committee