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November 16, 2014News Blog Post

When Everything Must Go Right So Nothing Goes Wrong

By Pamela Barnes, President & CEO, EngenderHealth

The latest disturbing news coming from Chhattisgarh, India, reminds us that despite being 20 years post-ICPD, we global health professionals have more to do to ensure reproductive rights, choice, and quality of care. And as the story goes—as it has too many times before—the devastating consequences are borne by mostly poor, rural women. It’s unconscionable. Read more.

August 1, 2014News Blog Post

Fistula Care Plus and the MHTF Convene Meetings on Obstetric Fistula

Boston, July 8-11

The USAID-supported Fistula Care Plus (FC+) project at EngenderHealth and the Maternal Health Task Force recently co-convened two meetings on obstetric fistula in Boston, from July 8-11. Read more.

May 23, 2014News Blog Post

The Hands that Heal Obstetric Fistula

Tomorrow, on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, we have an opportunity to shine a light on the important work underway to treat women living with fistula—a devastating childbirth injury—and the progress we are making to prevent it from happening in the first place. In the hands of a well-trained surgeon, the majority of fistulas can be repaired. And under the care of doctors like Dr. Dolorès Nembunzu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), we are getting even closer to our goal of ushering in a fistula-free generation. Read more.

May 19, 2014News Blog Post

Fistula Care Plus Panel at International Congress of Midwives 2014

The Fistula Care Plus Project invites you to an exciting workshop at the ICM 2014 conference: "The role of midwives in the prevention and management of childbirth injury: Catheterization and obstetric fistula," held Monday, 2 June 2014, 17:30 - 19:00pm at Club B, Prague Congress Centre. Read more.

May 12, 2014News Blog Post

Users' Guide for Framework on Voluntary Family Planning Programs that Respect, Protect, and Fulfill Human Rights

The international reproductive health community's focus on human rights and family planning continues with the need to operationalize rights in family planning programs. Healthy dialogue about integrating human rights into such programming must continue if the rights and dignity of individuals are to be at the center of family planning work. Read more.

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