Work-Stream 

Health

The PaRD health work-stream focuses on SDG3:
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

To be able to achieve this goal, the work-stream is divided into two subgroups. One subgroup supports Maternal, New-born and Child Health (MNCH, SDG indicators 3.1/3.2) led by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and USAID. The other subgroup is focused on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) including HIV and AIDS (SDG indicators 3.3/3.7) led by Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) and World Vision.

From January to June 2019, the work-stream will be working with the Joint Learning Initiative (JLI) on a scoping study on faith and religious actor’s engagement in adolescent sexual reproductive health and rights (ASRH), including access to information, education and services. ASRH is an area where faith actors could play an important role, but little is known on what has been done so far and which gaps exist in this controversial, yet crucial field.

The study will identify existing ASRH initiatives between religious and faith actors, as well as governmental and inter-governmental institutions to provide lessons learnt and recommendations for future work.

Work-stream co-leads:

  • World Council of Churches
  • WorldVision
  • Islamic Relief Worldwide
  • USAID

Key event in 2019:

  • Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver from June 3rd to 6th