Humanitarian AidQatar Joins UN Side Event on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings

Qatar Joins UN Side Event on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings

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Qatar participated in the United Nations Side Event on Reproductive Health Response in Humanitarian Settings in New York. Dr. Salih Ali Al Marri, Qatar’s Assistant Minister for Health Affairs, represented the country. He emphasized #qatar‘s commitment to humanitarian efforts, highlighting cooperation, partnership, and impartiality. Qatar’s support for UN initiatives, including a $500 million contribution in 2018, was noted to enhance UN organizations’ capabilities.

Dr. Saleh stressed the importance of promoting reproductive health responses in humanitarian settings, reducing maternal and newborn mortality, and protecting women’s rights in conflict areas. Qatar, through the Qatar Fund For Development, launched the “Women in conflict zones” initiative, empowering women and girls in conflict-affected regions.

The Side Event discussed challenges in addressing reproductive health needs, increasing investment, enhancing coordination, and recognizing the role of midwives and partners in sustainable and effective reproductive health responses in humanitarian settings.

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