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January 23, 2014Press Release

EngenderHealth Announces New Award to Expand Global Fistula Prevention and Repair

Fistula Care Plus builds on previous successes in 14 countries

EngenderHealth has been awarded Fistula Care Plus, a new five year fistula repair and prevention project, from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). With a project ceiling of $74.49 million, this award will be the largest U.S. government-funded effort to date to focus on fistula, a devastating childbirth injury. Read more.

September 10, 2013Press Release

USAID and EngenderHealth Announce Progress toward Achieving a Fistula-Free Generation

Fistula Care Project Has Trained 33,000 Health Care Professionals, Improved Standardization

Global and local leaders from EngenderHealth, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Fistula Care, a program led by EngenderHealth and funded by USAID since 2007, will share lessons learned and chart the way forward toward achieving a fistula-free generation. USAID, EngenderHealth, and other partners have improved access to and quality of fistula care—both prevention and treatment—at 57 health facilities in 15 countries across Africa and Asia. Read more.

August 19, 2013Press Release

Futures Group and EngenderHealth Publish New Conceptual Framework Linking Family Planning and Human Rights

Pathway for Voluntary Family Planning Programs to Respect, Protect, and Fulfill Human Rights

Scaling up access to voluntary, high-quality family planning services over the next decade—to enable people to reach their reproductive intentions and governments to reach national and global goals—will take the combined efforts of family planning, human rights, and women’s health advocates. Read how our new framework, presented in Voluntary Family Planning Programs that Respect, Protect, and Fulfill Human Rights: A Conceptual Framework, integrates human rights laws and principles with family planning quality of care frameworks to assist with program design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. Read more.

May 21, 2013Press Release

EngenderHealth Announces Key Steps to Achieve a Fistula-Free Generation

Experts call for an end to a devastating women’s health condition affecting millions

To mark the first International Day to End Obstetric Fistula on May 23, EngenderHealth recognizes the achievements to date in fistula prevention and treatment and calls for an end to this devastating women’s health condition. Read more.

March 7, 2013Press Release

Salma Hayek Pinault Presents EngenderHealth with the Avon Global Communication Award for Exemplary Work to Combat Violence Against Women

CHAMPION Project wins Break the Silence Award for campaign against gender-based violence in Tanzania

In recognition of International Women’s Day, Avon Foundation for Women Ambassador Salma Hayek Pinault awarded EngenderHealth the 2nd Avon Communications Awards: Speaking Out About Violence Against Women for their outstanding work to bring attention to the need to end violence against women. Read more.

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