HRP Programme Budget for 2012–2013
(Including Medium-term Strategic Plan for 2010–2015)
WHO combines ground-breaking research and the implementation, especially in developing countries, of new solutions to sexual and reproductive health problems. The Organization aims to strengthen the capacity of countries to enable people to promote and protect their own health as it relates to sexuality and reproduction and to have access to, and receive, sound sexual and reproductive health care when needed. To achieve this, WHO:
- conducts research to identify sexual and reproductive health problems and to find evidence-based solutions to them;
- uses new research knowledge to develop norms, guidelines, tools and interventions for sexual and reproductive health programmes in countries;
- develops mechanisms for the delivery and implementation at the country level of the new tools and interventions;
- undertakes advocacy work to promote a rights-based approach to sexual and reproductive health and the social and other changes needed for sound sexual and reproductive health for all.
The specific thematic areas of work of the Organization, selected on the basis of its comparative advantage, include: promoting family planning; improving maternal and perinatal health; controlling sexually transmitted and reproductive tract infections; preventing unsafe abortion; advancing gender equality, reproductive rights, sexual health and sexual and reproductive health of adolescents; and monitoring and evaluating sexual and reproductive health.