On December 19-20, 2016 Kyiv hosted an educational seminar for representatives of regional and national media on "How to professionally cover reproductive health and family planning so that your site and newspaper are read and the TV programs – are watched!” Event was held by WHFP as part of the USAID «Reproductive Health in Ukraine" Project implementation.
Over 30 journalists from Kyiv and Ukrainian regions, covering issues of public health, reproductive health, reproductive rights and family planning in regional and national media participated in the workshop. During seminar, journalists had a unique opportunity to interact with leading national RH / FP experts and get "first hand" information on the priorities and pressing issues of reproductive health and family planning, the status of legal regulation of this area and urgent need for approval of the new State program "Reproductive health of the nation" for the period of 2017-2021, its major trends and challenges which is essential, particularly for regions, especially under decentralization.[gallery link="file" size="large" ids="2906,2907,2908,2909,2910,2911"]
On October 19, 2016 Verkhovna Rada Health Committee held public open hearings devoted to the Status of Implementation of the State Program "Reproductive Health of the Nation "until 2015 and steps taken by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine to ensure reproductive health of Ukrainian People for the next 5 years". Event initiated by WHFP Foundation was organized as part of SPECSI Project objectives implementation and advocacy campaign in support of the prompt approval of the Concept of the new State program "Reproductive health of the nation" for the period of 2017-2021 years by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
On October 31 methodological seminar by "7 steps Forward" Program was held in Poltava. Event was organized by the eWHFP experts in cooperation with Poltava Oblast Institute of Postgraduate Pedagogical Education n.a. Ostrogradskii / POIPPO under the support of UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education and Regional UNESCO Program on HIV prevention and education in health sphere.
The workshop being attended by 27 people – teachers of Health Basics and biology courses of Poltava schools, local centers and villages of the region – was conducted by Irina Kozak, methodologist on biology and health basics of POIPPO Department of natural and mathematical sciences.
Two expert group meetings as part of the USAID «Reproductive Health in Ukraine" Project implementation to develop the Concept and the draft of the new State Program "Reproductive Health of the Nation" until 2021 were held on November 2 and 14, 2016. Meetings were dedicated to finalizing of these two important documents as well as revising the list of tasks and activities within the Program necessary for its further financial calculation.
In particular, members of working group meetings had to: