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Schedule of mobile teams visits in October

3 October 2019

In Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, 3 new mobile teams from UNFPA Ukraine continue to operate to provide sexual and reproductive health services, as well as to respond to gender-based violence.

The teams consist of a gynecologist, family doctor, nurse or obstetrician and social worker and provide medical services in rural areas along the contact line.

In particular, mobile teams provide the following services:

Maternity Protection. These are mainly prenatal and postnatal treatment, including blood pressure, weight, height measuring, Leopold's maneuver, fetal heart rate measurement, risk assessment of pregnancy complications and high-risk cases, and referral to specialized (secondary and tertiary) care, if needed; gynecological examination to check for sexually transmitted diseases.

Family planning and contraception counseling (pills, condom, IUD (intrauterine device) and injection contraceptives).

General and individual counseling on women's health, including sexual and reproductive health, pre- and postnatal care, maternal health, breastfeeding, nutrition, hygiene and care for newborns and children.

Prevention, diagnostics and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV, rapid testing of pregnant women and the populations at risk of HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and C.

Meeting sexual and reproductive health needs of women with disabilities. In particular, in 2017, UNFPA provided adjustable obstetric and gynecological chairs with special functions for screening women with disabilities to 10 emergency healthcare facilities.

Distribution of educational and awareness materials on sexual and reproductive health issues, prevention of sexual and gender-based violence, and referral to specialized services for victims.

Medical, social-psychological, legal support to victims of gender-based violence. Medical staff will provide medical advice, post-exposure prevention of HIV, STIs and unwanted pregnancy; the social worker will provide social, psychological, legal assistance and referrals to other institutions offering support or assistance to victims of violence.

The schedule of mobile teams visits in October will be as follows:

Luhansk oblast:

Troitsky district - Pryvillya (01.10, 10.10, 22.10), Syrotyne (02.10), Topolivske (03.10, 09.10, 16.10, 24.10), Pokrovske (04.10, 11.10, 21.10), Troitske (05.10, 12.10, 19.10), Lantrativka (07.10), Tymonivka (08.10, 14.10, 23.10), Bahachka (15.10), Yamy (17.10), Rozsypne (18.10), Voyevodynske (25.10), Arapivka (26.10).

Stanytsia-Luhanska district – Stanytsia-Luhanska (01.10, 08.10), Peredilske (02.10), Nyzhnioteple (03.10), Valuyske (04.10), Vilkhova (05.10), Nova Kondrashevska (07.10), Harasymivka (09.10), Shyrokyi (10.10), Krasna Talivka (11.10), Velyka Chernihivka (12.10), Verkhniy Minchenok (14.10).

Donetsk oblast:

Avdiyivka central city hospital -

01.10 - 05.10, 7.10 - 12.10, 14.10 -19.10, 21.10 - 26.10.

The doctors of mobile medical teams provide counseling and examinations in the outpatient or village medical sites in the indicated towns, settlements and villages.