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"I want every woman in #India and the world to have access and I'm going to fight for it." - Poonam Muttreja, Executive Director @PFI3

#ICFP2018 @Letstransform #familyplanning #ICFPYouth

My commitment at #ICFP2018 with @EngenderHealth is to increase male involvement through advocacy and peer group counseling!

Have you shared your commitment to #familyplanning on social media yet? Stop by the @EngenderHealth booth (#33) to participate. https://t.co/hfqEB9QfyS #ICFP2018 #ICFPYouth

Through @rhrnzw various advocacy interventions we are holding government accountable. Government is responsible for formulating laws and policies that protect and promote youth and adolescents #SRH @engenderhealth #ICFP2018

My commitment to FP is to make the time to discuss with 12-20 yrs old girls in schools about Family planning and SRH. @EngenderHealth #ICFP2018

“We won't move the dial on achieving universal access to #SRHR services until we address underlying social & gender norms and power dynamics that come in the way of women, girls, men, and boys achieving their sexual & #reprohealth goals."-Shumon Sengupta @EngenderHealth #ICFP2018

For the well-being of young people especially the adolescents girls, I will advocate for the implementation of the SADC strategic plan on SRHR for them to have a full access to information and services without discrimination #icfp2018 @EngenderHealth

"The choice of what is covered in a universal health care package is ultimately a political decision. We need to appeal to parliamentarians to prioritize #familyplanning in #UHC." - @IanAskew_HRP, @WHO
#ICFP2018 #HealthforAll #FP2020Progress

"The power of partnership has grown in #Tanzania. It's no longer about logos of organizations. It's about how we work together as #civilsociety. Civil society organizations are critical in reproductive health." - Halima Shariff, @AFPnow Tanzania
#ICFP2018 #reprohealth

Meaningful dialogue with #familyplanning providers means going beyond pregnancy prevention and supporting each client's sexual and reproductive health needs and aspirations. Learn about the newly launched REDI counseling framework: https://t.co/MxNz8W1Kj6 #ICFP2018 #SRHR

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Overview

Over the last two decades, maternal deaths have decreased by nearly 50% worldwide. Still, every day, 800 women die from pregnancy- or childbirth-related complications. Almost all of these deaths—99%—occur in developing countries. And for every woman who dies in childbirth, another 20 to 50 survive but suffer devastating injuries, such as obstetric fistula.

EngenderHealth’s woman-centered approach to maternal health addresses women’s sexual and reproductive health needs throughout their lives, including adolescence. Ensuring the availability of quality services helps pave the path for appropriate, specialized care during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Still, for many women, pregnancy marks their first contact with the health care system, which provides an unmatched opportunity not only to help make pregnancy and delivery safe for both mother and child, but also to address broader aspects of women’s health, including family planning, HIV, and other sexually transmitted infections (STI).

EngenderHealth’s programs ensure that health facilities are equipped with supplies and well-trained staff to provide high-quality services forSafe pregnancy

In addition, we advocate for policy changes globally and locally to make motherhood safer, such as increased availability of a lifesaving drug to treat pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. EngenderHealth currently is involved with maternal and child health activities in countries throughout Africa and South Asia.

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