On 24 February, starting in the early morning and continuing throughout the day Ukraine saw an unprecedented deterioration of the security situation across the country, beyond the previous conflict- affected areas in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts.
Three levels of organization declared this a G3 Regional Emergency on 24 February 2022 as per the WHO Emergency Response Framework – the highest grade allowing us to mobilize resources across all levels. WHO has mobilized the whole Organization across its three levels in support of this humanitarian crisis. This means that global, regional and country levels are closely coordinated to deliver health support to Ukraine and neighboring countries.
Extensive planning for the movement of large refugee populations out of Ukraine are already occurring,
and there is potential for the conflict to escalate and spill over into other countries.
In Ukraine, WHO is supporting the Ministry of Health providing support to ensure access to health in close collaboration with UN agencies and partners. We also ensure that relevant partners (development, humanitarian, national and international NGOs etc.) coordinate efforts to support Ukraine. We monitor the capacity of the health system to respond to current and potential events and plan support to the affected or at-risk populations. Ensuring the security and safety of our staff is a key priority and we have mobilized dedicated capacity to support that on the ground.
For the surrounding countries WHO/EURO is working on readiness measures to support the UNCT and Ministry of Health to respond to the influx of refugees that are already crossing borders into neighboring countries.
Foreign citizens or stateless persons in special situations who come from the area of the armed conflict in
Ukraine and enter Romania have the right to:
− free primary health care and appropriate treatment
− free emergency medical assistance
− free medical assistance and treatment in cases of acute or chronic diseases, through the national health care system.
− be included in national public health programs aimed at the prevention, surveillance, and control of communicable diseases in situations of epidemiological risk.
In case of emergency, they can call 112 available in Ukrainian and English, too.
For non-emergencies, they can reach out to family physicians (for primary care, including vaccinations)
and hospitals (specialized healthcare) in their area.
Objective 1: Assess the capacity of Romanian health system to respond to the specific sexual and reproductive health needs of Ukrainian refugees
1. Collect information on all levels of health system readiness to serve refugees sexual and
|reproductive health needs
2. Identify gaps and areas for prioritization
3. Contribute to addressing the gaps identified throughout the other objectives
Objective 2: Develop training for family medicine doctors providing care for refugees on sexual and reproductive health in collaboration with in-country partners
1. Identify training needs through a situational analysis to include, but not limited to, desk-based review, interviews with key informants, discussions with training organisations including NGOs
2. Co-develop training in line with national standards in collaboration
3. Deliver training / support the delivery of training to an agreed number of family medicine doctors
Objective 3: Work with the country office team and partners to advance access to contraceptive and abortion services for Ukrainian refugees and members of the host community
1. Apply for funding for contraceptive and abortion services for Ukrainian refugees and vulnerable
2. Support the Romexpo clinic to run family planning clinics 1-2 days per week
3. Explore extension of the Romexpo service to other counties
4. Work closely with NGOs and government partners, as well as inter-agency coordination fora
5. Integrate assessment findings from objectives 1 and 2 to carry out targeted communication strategies and development of pathway for SRH services
|3. Contract duration|
Three months with possibility of extension to one year.
|4. Qualifications, experience, skills and languages|
Identify the qualifications and expertise needed for the terms of reference outlined.
o medical doctor or sexual and reproductive health services management diploma or related.
o at least 5 years’ experience working in sexual and reproductive health, including relevant organization of SRH services for refugees in European context.
o At least 2 years’ experience working with nongovernmental organizations.
o work experience in WHO or another international public health organization (desirable).
o research, analytic and communication skills;
o report-writing skills (in English).
o excellent knowledge of English (essential).