EngenderHealth Connect June 2014

This Father's Day We Celebrate Men as Partners

Through our CHAMPION Project in Tanzania, we are engaging men to reduce HIV, promote reproductive health, and fight against gender-based violence. Learn more about our work.

EngenderHealth in the News

The Aspen Institute Announces Second Class of New Voices Fellows--The Aspen Institute, April 8, 2014

Bloomberg Philanthropies Launches $50 Million Reproductive Health Program--PR Newswire, March 27, 2014

Must-Reads

The Lancet's editor Richard Horton provides commentary on recent MMR estimates--Maternal Health Task Force, May 28, 2014

UNFPA, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Boost Family Planning in Developing Countries, UN News Centre, April 18, 2014

EngenderHealth Publications and Resources

REPORTS:
Determinants of Postoperative Outcomes in Fistula Repair Surgery: A Prospective Facility-Based Study

JOURNAL ARTICLES:
Assessing the quality of record keeping for cesarean deliveries: results from a multicenter retrospective record review in five low-income countries--BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth April 12, 2014 [pdf]

RESOURCES:
Integrating Family Planning and Antiretroviral Therapy: A Client-Oriented Service Model [pdf]

Prevention des infections : Un guide de reference pour les professionnels de la sante, 2e edition [pdf] [the French translation of Infection prevention: A reference booklet for health care providers, 2nd edition]

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Dear Friend,

We are excited to share with you the latest issue of Connect, which is designed to provide you with information and perspectives on the most recent developments in global reproductive health. Highlights include:

NEW NUMBERS FOR MATERNAL MORTALITY

Recent data from the World Health Organization and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation reveal a near 50% drop in annual maternal deaths over the past two decades. Still, approximately 800 women die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, and 99% of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries. The new data have sparked a growing debate between academics and researchers about what these numbers mean and just how to interpret them. Check out the latest commentary from Dr. Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet.

SPOTLIGHT ON THE PHILIPPINES

Millions of women in the Philippines now have universal, free access to contraception and expanded reproductive health education, following the Philippine Supreme Court's approval of a landmark family planning law. This is exciting news for EngenderHealth's team in the Philippines, who are already hard at work to close the gap between women's need for contraception and their ability to obtain it.

On right: By training more health providers, EngenderHealth is expanding family planning services for Filipino women

U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY VISITS AN ENGENDERHEALTH-SUPPORTED FISTULA CLINIC

Recently, while in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited St. Joseph's Hospital, EngenderHealth's Fistula Care Plus-supported facility, which is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID ) and is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of obstetric fistula--a devastating childbirth injury. Read Secretary Kerry's remarks about how our work is saving lives and making an extraordinary difference in the DRC.

On right: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at St. Joseph's Hospital, EngenderHealth's Fistula Care Plus-supported project in Kinshasa, DRC

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at St. Joseph's Hospital, EngenderHealth's Fistula Care Plus-supported project in Kinshasa, DRC

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