Approaches in Complex and Challenging Environments for Sustainable SRHR (ACCESS)

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is to play a leading role in a new UK Government funded consortium that aims to boost global sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Centre Director Karl Blanchet is a co-investigator and Deputy Director Neha Singh will also be working on the project.

Contraception and safe abortion care services, HIV/STI prevention, treatment and care, and comprehensive sexuality education are extremely poor for marginalised groups in many parts of the world. Announced by the UK Department for International Development, Approaches in Complex and Challenging Environments for Sustainable SRHR (ACCESS) Consortium seeks to create innovative solutions in complex and challenging environments to ensure that marginalised groups such as young people, disabled people and refugees are not left behind.

Read more about the project here.


A one day international workshop that includes discussions around the new project will be hosted at LSHTM on Wednesday April 24th, 2019. The workshop will include panel of international experts who will present on their work focused on sexual, reproductive, and maternity care among people with disabilities. There will be opportunity throughout the day to discuss the research presented, identify key evidence gaps, and consider opportunities for further studies, and it will be followed by a drinks reception at 5:30 PM.

Learn more and register here.