Sexual and Reproductive Health Program in Crisis and Post Crisis Settings (SPRINT)

Australia is a leading supporter of international efforts to provide crisis-affected women, men and children with lifesaving sexual and reproductive health services.

These health services are often underfunded during crises, leaving women and girls vulnerable to preventable illness and death.

Since 2007, Australia has committed $26.3 million to International Planned Parenthood Federation’s SPRINT initiative, which has responded to 67 humanitarian crises in that time, reaching over 1,018,253 people.

Australia’s support to SPRINT helps:

  • provide safer environments for women to give birth, HIV prevention, family planning services, prevention of sexual violence and assistance to survivors of violence
  • support national governments to integrate sexual and reproductive health into national disaster management policies
  • build the capacity of local, national and regional organisations to implement the minimum initial services package for reproductive health in crises

Australia also prepositions sexual and reproductive health supplies throughout the Indo-Pacific region in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund.

Last Updated: 12 July 2018
SPRINT staff assisting a woman and her two children
SPRINT provided essential services for women and children who were affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston in Fiji in 2016. Credit: IPPF
SPRINT staff member talking to a group of women
In 2017, SPRINT provided sexual reproductive health assistance to women displaced in internally displaced camps in Pakistan. Credit: IPPF