The Reproductive Health Adviser and Trainer of UNFPA Dr Peter Sikana yesterday officially started a three-day workshop on reviving the zero draft documents on the National Reproductive Health Service norms and standards of Sierra Leone at the CHASL conference hall at Kingharman road in Freetown.
In welcoming top officials from the health ministry, doctors, nurses, midwives Journalists Dr Sikana said that three years ago a situation analysis on Reproductive Health was conducted in Sierra Leone, while training on emergency obstetric care (EMOC) was also done at the Princess Christian Maternal Hospital (PCMH)
Professor Sydney Adavevoh a consultant of Reproductive Health from Ghana said that the overall goals and objectives of the government of Sierra Leone were to ensure an improvement in the quality of life of its citizens and coverage of reproductive health services in this country.
He added that this was in line with the various conventions and declarations to which Sierra Leone has been a signatory.
The Ghanaian Professor noted that the goal and objectives of Reproductive Health (RH) policy was to improve the quality of reproductive and sexual health for all Sierra Leoneans with a bid to reducing poverty and achieving the MDGs particularly those relating to reproductive and sexual health.
The consultant stated safe motherhood, making pregnancy and child birth safe, leadership in management of Reproductive Health Services, unsafe abortion, family planning, gender based violence among others are key issues that would be addressed in the documents.