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Addressing GBV in Health Care Settings: Involving the Public Sector

October 27, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am


October 27, 2015
8:30 am - 11:30 am
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GBV Task Force


1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 520
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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The October 27th event examined the role of the public sector responses to gender-based violence. Panelists from Jhpiego and from Population Council shared lessons from projects in Mozambique and Zambia.

Population Council is working with the police in Zambia to better respond to GBV survivors. Their presentation, “Police as Part of the Public Health Response to SGBV: An Exploration of Task-Sharing in Zambia” included commentary by Dr. Jonathan Kaunda Mwansa, Pediatrician and Epidemiologist at Arthur Davidson Children’s Hospital, in Ndola, Zambia, Dr. George Msipu Phiri, Director of Medical Services, Zambia Police Service and Chi-Chi Undie, Associate in the Reproductive Health Program of the Population Council.

Meanwhile, Jhpiego’s work grew out of their experiences with One-Stop Centers and with maternity centers in Mozambique. Their presentation “Establishing Gender-Based Violence Clinical and Multi-Sectoral Services in Mozambique” was led by Myra Betron, Director for Gender at Jhpiego in Washington D.C. and Dr. Ana Baptista, coordinator of GBV activities for Jhpiego in Mozambique.

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