Participants at one of the Occasional Seminar
A series of four seminars were conducted by Dr.
Praema Raghavan-Gilbert, Adviser in Reproductive Health and Gender on topics of emerging
importance in Reproductive Health after the Cairo and Beijing Conferences.
The first half-day seminar on 25 February 1999 was
attended by 18 nurse educators. It explored the dimensions of Quality in Health Care
service delivery, the problems inherent in measuring Quality of Service, and the concept
of informed choice.
The second seminar on gender and male responsibility on
26 February 1999 was also attended by 18 participants. The seminar sought to understand
the links between gender and reproductive health outcomes and examined how gender roles
can harm RH through engendered behaviour, biological risks and inequalities in health care
The third seminar on 4 March 1999 sought to provide a
deeper understanding of adolescent sexual development, the rationale for addressing
adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights, and to explore how programmes and
policy can meet adolescents needs. There were 23 participants in the Seminar.
The fourth seminar held on 10 June 1999, was designed to raise the
awareness of the lay public on the medical, personal and social implications of menopause.
Options for improving quality of life and slowing degenerative disease were issues that
were discussed in the seminar
Copies of the Training Materials are available to download from the
Internet at: http://www.undp.org./popin/regional/asiapac/fiji/trainmat.htm