National Management Guidelines for the Health Sector Response to and Prevention of Gender-based Violence (GBV)
|Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Tanzania|
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This document presents national guidelines for the provision of high-quality and comprehensive medical services and procedures to survivors of gender-based violence (GBV). The aim of the guidelines is to set standards and encourage providers to identify and quickly mobilize the required resources, materials, and essential medication for GBV at health facilities. The guidelines build on Tanzania's existing National Health Policy and provide a framework to guide comprehensive management of GBV survivors, encompassing medical management and referral for psychosocial care and support, with linkages to social and legal protection systems. Hence, comprehensive management of GBV survivors demands coordination within the health sector and close collaboration with other sectors and key stakeholders, as well as a comprehensive system for monitoring and evaluation of GBV interventions. A corresponding national policy document is also available.
|No. of Pages:||92|
|Keywords:||Gender, GBV, Operational Policy|