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"1 in 3 women experience physical or sexual abuse in their lifetime, and this form of violence is greatly exacerbated during humanitarian crises caused by conflict or natural disasters." https://t.co/H9JN5rNbEp #GBV

We're ready for #WD2019! Are you? Be sure to catch EngenderHealth staff at our booth, two side events, and a digital poster presentation. https://t.co/eLRYSeSS9x @WomenDeliver

An important article by our Director @DrRomanzi and partners in the Lancet on ending preventable maternal death and disability. #SafeSurgery #EndFistula #GlobalSurgery @EndFistula https://t.co/9n56sJrYnM

.@fistulacare is seeing more and more #fistula related to unsafe cesarean sections. We cannot end fistula without improving the safety of one of the world’s most commonly performed surgical procedures. Learn more at: https://t.co/dFoX8CYjaG #EndFistula #ideof

Aliona Masika has delivered over 600 babies in Uganda. She also sees many cases of #fistula and is a champion for using the partograph, thanks to @FistulaCarePlus. #endfistula #ideof

2 million women in Africa and Asia are estimated to suffer from obstetric #fistula. But we can remove the barriers to help more women live fistula-free. #endfistula #ideof

#endfistula Over 2 mn women in sub-Saharan Africa & Asia are estimated to be living with #fistula. The @USAID @EngenderHealth Fistula Care Plus aims to strengthen health system capacity for fistula prevention, detection, treatment, & reintegration in these areas. #USAIDTransforms

We can achieve a #fistula free generation and ensure that women don’t have to live with this devastating childbirth injury. Voluntary #familyplanning and skilled care at birth are a crucial part of the prevention strategy. https://t.co/NEW3oJzvQ7 @HarvardPGSSC #EndFistula #ideof

Today is #FistulaDay & we’re excited to share this new video from @USAIDUganda. 36-year-old mother Justine developed fistula following a long labor w/o health services. Learn how she was able to get a fresh start through @USAID’s support to #EndFistula: https://t.co/Ag8MbIoXjJ

On this day to #endfistula, let's recognize the tireless efforts of organizations committed to restoring the dignity & health of women with #fistula. Thank you, @EngenderHealth @Fistula_Fdtn @world_midwives @FIGOHQ @OpFistula @WomenDeliver @FistulaFund @CCBRTTanzania

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Download the SEED™ Assessment Guide for Family Planning

EngenderHealth has developed the SEED™ Assessment Guide for Family Planning Programming , a comprehensive, easy-to-use tool to help program managers and staff determine strengths and weaknesses in family planning programs by identifying programmatic gaps that require further investment or more in-depth assessment.

The Supply–Enabling Environment–Demand (SEED) Programming Model™ is a holistic programming framework based on the principle that sexual and reproductive health (SRH) programs will be more successful and sustainable if they comprehensively address the multifaceted determinants of health, and if they include synergistic interventions that:

The SEED Model

In particular, the SEED Programming Model™ emerged from an earlier iteration—the Supply-Demand-Advocacy (SDA) Model, which was developed by EngenderHealth under the ACQUIRE Project.

The SEED Programming Model™ builds on much of the thinking that has emerged from decades of FP/SRH program experience –both that of EngenderHealth and other technical organizations – in its grounding precept that a combination of interventions in the three interdependent and mutually supportive areas of supply, enabling environment, and demand will better enable programs to improve SRH in the communities they serve.

The SEED Programming Model™ can contribute to a wide range of program planning functions. Using it can help SRH program planners:

  • Foster a broad-based approach to program assessment, design, implementation, and evaluation;
  • Highlight the need to effectively and synergistically address factors related to service delivery and support systems, culture, and community, as well as policy, governance, and accountability;
  • Develop a framework for partnering, given that no single entity is likely to have the capacity, mandate, or expertise to address all components of Supply, Enabling Environment, and Demand; and
  • Undertake a range of interventions at various levels—from the national down to the district, facility, and community levels.
Programs dedicated to improving SRH often look to attain specific health outcomes, such as helping clients to achieve safe pregnancy and delivery outcomes, assisting them to meet their reproductive intentions through family planning (FP), or seeking the improved health of people living with HIV/AIDS. For this reason, EngenderHealth has developed multiple versions of the SEED Programming Model to address each of these specific areas within SRH.

Though not incorporated visually into the SEED Model, EngenderHealth subscribes to four underlying principles of good program design and implementation – The Fundamentals of Care, Evidence-Based Programming, Gender Equity, and Stakeholder Engagement.

Ultimately, the SEED Programming Model™ can help those involved in designing and implementing SRH programs (be they technical organizations, ministries of health, donors, or others involved in SRH programming activities) to take a comprehensive approach to their work, thus increasing the likelihood of programmatic success and sustainability, and as a result, improving the health of individuals, families, and communities.


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