HPC, Share-Net Jordan collaborate to enhance reproductive health knowledge in southern region

The Higher Population Council (HPC) and Share-Net Jordan have joined forces to organize two workshops in the southern region of the Kingdom, aimed to enhance knowledge in the field of sexual and reproductive health.

The first workshop took place at the Princess Basma Center for Human Development in Aqaba governorate, while the second was held at Al-Hussein Bin Talal University in Ma’an governorate.

The primary objective of the first workshop, as outlined in a statement issued by the HPC on Monday, was to familiarize the attendees with the demographic landscape in Jordan. Additionally, the workshop aimed to introduce the Share-Net Knowledge Platform for Sexual and Reproductive Health, which serves as a valuable resource for individuals working in this field.

Furthermore, the HPC utilized this event to launch the “Parents’ Guide to the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Their Adolescent Children” booklet and a short video titled “Educating Children about Sexual and Reproductive Health.”

The workshop attracted representatives from various civil society institutions and non-governmental organizations involved in family health initiatives within the governorate.

The second workshop sought to update Share-Net Jordan members in the southern region on the recent developments regarding the knowledge platform for sexual and reproductive health.

Attendees included members of Share-Net Jordan residing in the southern region, as well as academics from the faculties of medicine and nursing at Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Mutah University, and the University of Jordan-Aqaba Branch. Practitioners specializing in sexual and reproductive health also participated in the event.

During both workshops, Issa Al-Masarwa, the Secretary General of the HPC, emphasized the significance of engaging with partners in the southern region. He highlighted the importance of conveying information about the demographic landscape in Jordan, its implications for development and national requirements, and the dissemination of population-related knowledge to inform decision-making processes. He also emphasized the value of receiving feedback from participants regarding emerging population issues.

Ali Al-Mutlaq, the Director of the Studies and Policies Unit at the HPC and Coordinator of Share-Net Jordan, delivered presentations during both workshops, highlighting the achievements of the Share-Net Jordan platform in 2022 and outlining the plan for 2023. He also shared the priorities and future directions of Share-Net Jordan for the coming year, providing valuable insights into the platform’s trajectory.

Source: Jordan News Agency