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Register for our @USAID-funded @fistulacare Plus project's webinar on Sep 30th at 8:30 AM EDT!
Panelists from @PanziUSA & Mama (@jmckinneypt @lauraekeyser) will discuss the impact of physical rehabilitation in #fistula & maternity care.


Only 30% of countries are reporting sex-disaggregated data on cases and deaths during #COVID19. We must prioritize collecting comprehensive data to fully understand and respond to the dynamics of this crisis.

Read more in @Devex: https://bit.ly/3mnjNsu

As part of @womeninGH, @WagnerFound & @ForeignPolicy's #WGHSecuritySummit, we've joined a diverse group of governments & organizations in making commitments to work towards a gender-equal, post-COVID world.

See all the commitments here: https://lnkd.in/eUSBMqR


"While women provide $3 trillion of care annually, half of that is unpaid...We're asking for a new social contract for women in health that recognizes & values their contribution.” -@RoopaDhatt

Read more in @womeninGH’s brief on health security & women: https://bit.ly/3iPi6BT.

Dr. Ajay Khera, our Country Representative for India, emphasized the importance of private sector engagement in achieving universal health coverage & strengthening health outcomes in #India at @SHOPSPlus' recent webinar. View his speech at 16 min here: https://bit.ly/2H57Yao

Register today! Our @USAID-funded @fistulacare Plus project, with partners @PanziUSA & Mama (@jmckinneypt @lauraekeyser), are hosting a webinar on integrating physical therapy into fistula & maternity care on Sep 30th at 8:30 AM EDT.


New Report: COVID-19 Global Health Security Depends on Women: Rebalancing the unequal social contract for women

Check it out to learn what you can do.
#COVID5050 #WGHSecuritySummit #UNGA #COVID19 #GenderEquality #SDG3 #SDG5 #GlobalGoals #SDGs

Depuis quelques jours se tient l'atelier d’élaboration du rapport de l’évaluation du Plan d’Action National Budgétisé Planification Familiale (PANBPF 2016 – 2020) avec la présence et l'appuie financier de @EngenderHealth et ses PTF.
@SOROAboudouN @nenef

And that's a wrap on #WGHSecuritySummit at the #UNGA. Thank you to all of our speakers and attendees!

What's next? ➡️➡️ putting our words into action!

Learn more about the pledges that came in from global institutions and governments: https://bit.ly/32D8PXZ

We've committed to ensure fair representation of women in leadership, publish gender pay gap data and collect sex- & age-disaggregated data as part of @womeninGH, @WagnerFound & @ForeignPolicy's #WGHSecuritySummit: https://bit.ly/2HaAuYd #COVID5050

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April 19, 2017

EngenderHealth Expands Its Global Leadership Team

April 19, 2017—New York. EngenderHealth, a leading international women’s health organization, is delighted to announce new senior staff joining its global leadership team—Mwemezi Ngemera, Regional Representative for East Africa, and Lauren Wolkoff, Global Director of Communications & Marketing. Mwemezi is a recognized expert in leading maternal and child health programs and managing health systems in Tanzania. Lauren is a veteran of strategic communications, journalism, and publications management in the global women’s health and medical arenas.

“I am thrilled that Mwemezi and Lauren are on board as we embark on a new chapter in our organization’s nearly 75 year history. They both have deep expertise and passion for EngenderHealth’s mission that will benefit women and girls first,” said Ulla Müller, President and CEO.

Most recently, Mwemezi worked as Director of Health Systems and Management at Marie Stopes International (MSI) in Tanzania. In this capacity, he oversaw a team in health management information systems, research, monitoring and evaluation, and clinical quality that provided technical support to 11 clinics and more than 24 outreach teams. Prior to MSI, Mwemezi served as Director for Maternal and Sexual and Reproductive Health at Care International and Deputy Chief of Party for the AIDSRelief project at Catholic Relief Services. In both roles, Mwemezi mobilized crucial resources and partnerships and oversaw large sexual and reproductive health programs, including HIV and AIDS. Mwemezi has a master’s degree in Health Management, Planning and Policy from the University of Leeds and a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Dar-es-Salaam University.

Lauren most recently served as Communications Director at Family Planning 2020 (FP2020), where she led internal and external communications through the initiative’s strategic review process, working to strengthen existing partnerships and help build new ones. Under her leadership, the FP2020 brand flourished into the recognized global movement it is today. Her work involved liaising with FP2020’s partners to coordinate global messaging and align communications, in addition to overseeing a team to manage a full portfolio including content development, social media, branding, events, executive communications, and media relations. Prior to FP2020, Lauren served as Communications Director for Georgetown University Medical Center and Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Fluent in Spanish, Lauren also worked as a reporter and researcher in Latin America, conducting research for the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) in Bogotá, Colombia. Lauren holds a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and a masters in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, with concentrations in international development and global health.

For more information, contact:

Priyanka Ghosh
Manager, Communications & Marketing
Tel:  212-561-8521
Fax:  212-561-8067

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