5. When and where to get specialist help
A specialist should be sought when the CO does not have adequate technical health capacity in its team to be able to meet the health needs of the emergency. International technical expertise in the health sector can be requested through the CI Surge mechanism (refer to Chapter 21 Human resources).
CARE USA Health Equity Rights (HER) Global team is available to provide programmatic guidance for design and implementation of SRH in emergency response. The Global HER team is also available to help build regional and CO level capacity in SRHR in emergencies as part of emergency preparedness and planning activities.
Remote technical support and advice is available from CARE USA, including health technical support for emergencies in Sexual and Reproductive Health and basic components of primary health care. The HER Global team is available to provide programmatic guidance for design and implementation of SRH in emergencies support.
- Technical assistance specific to sexual and reproductive health in crises can be sought from Anushka Kalyanpur, Team Lead – Sexual and Reproductive Health in Emergencies, based in Boston at firstname.lastname@example.org
- For technical assistance related to public health emergencies and community-based surveillance please contact Allison Prather, Project Director, Public Health Emergencies, email@example.com