RCOG 2017
JOINT RCOG / UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN EVENT

Pre-Congress Workshops & Breakfast Sessions

Pre-Congress Workshops

HALF DAY WORKSHOPS

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION (WHO) GUIDELINES TRAINING WORKSHOP

Time: 09:00 - 12:30
Venue: CTICC (MEETING ROOM 1.61)
Convenor: Petrus Steyn and James Kiarie

Overview

The World Health Organization (WHO) regularly produces family planning / contraception guidelines and tools, in collaboration with a large number of international agencies and organizations active in family planning policies and programmes. These guidelines and tools are prepared following WHO's requirements for guideline development. The goal of these documents is to provide policy and decision-makers, the scientific community, and providers with global standards for developing or updating national guidelines on contraceptive use.

The guidelines and tools include: (1) Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (MEC) now in its 5th edition, (2) Selected Practices Recommendations for Contraceptive use (SPR) also undergoing revision for the 3rd edition, (3) MEC wheel, (4) Global Handbook for providers also undergoing revision for the 3rd edition, and (5) Compendium for postpartum family planning.

The objective of this training workshop is to introduce and disseminate key WHO family planning guidelines and derivative tools.

Learning Objectives

The objectives of the workshop are:

  • to introduce the WHO contraception guidelines or cornerstones on family planning
  • to introduce the derivative documents and tools of the WHO contraception guidelines

Programme

09:00 - 09:10 Introduction and welcome James Kiarie
09:10 - 09:40 Overview of the WHO cornerstones for family planning James Kiarie
09:40 - 10:10 Using the MEC, 5th edition and 2015 MEC wheel Petrus Steyn
10:10 - 10:40 Specific issues: Progestogen-only contraceptives for breastfeeding women, adolescents, new methods Zozo Nene, Judy Kluge, James Kiarie, Petrus Steyn
10:40 - 10:50 General discussion
10:50 - 11:10 Tea | Coffee Break
11:10 - 11:40 Using the other FP Cornerstones: The Selected Practices Recommendations for Contraceptive use (SPR) Zozo Nene, Judy Kluge
11:40 - 12:10 Using the MEC 5th edidtion and 2015 MEC wheel - working group exercises on case studies on how to use the MEC and MEC wheel

Case studies: Instructions to be provided

Facilitated by: Zozo Nene, Judy Kluge, Petrus Steyn, James Kiarie
12:10 - 12:30 Closing remarks James Kiarie

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