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Hugo Hoogenboom, a leader of EngenderHealth from 1981-1995, has passed away. We honor Hugo’s legacy by continuing to work for a world in which everyone has access to the info & services needed to make their own reproductive health choices.

Our statement: https://bit.ly/2PmPF1o

Why are sexual and reproductive health services not 'essential services' during the Corona virus pandemic? Covid 19 responses must include women's reproductive health needs. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31679-2/fulltext

Accessing #familyplanning services is critical in #COVID19 response!

Click below to see how our partners are responding and to learn how you can participate! https://bit.ly/3eSRJIR #FPinCOVIDResponse

We extend our condolences to the family of H.E. Benjamin W. Mkapa, former president of #Tanzania and founder of @MkapaFoundation.

We honor his championship of #genderequality and health systems strengthening.

#RIPMkapa

We're looking for an Associate Director, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. Come join our team, and pass the word!

Apply here: https://bit.ly/2BFx5OC

#SRHR #SRH #SRHRjobs #SRHjobs #Reprojobs #feministjobs #NGOjobs #nonprofitjobs #reprohealth #reprorights

We're looking for an Associate Director, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). Come join our team, and pass the word! Apply here: https://bit.ly/2BFx5OC

#SRHR #SRH #SRHRjobs #SRHjobs #Reprojobs #feministjobs #NGOjobs #nonprofitjobs #reprohealth #reprorights

A6) We must value ALL the work women do. The EquityTool by @Metrics4mgmt can be included as part of routine data collection on #COVID19 response; we must also measure the proportion of women out of paid workforce, the dependency ratio & educational status. #GenderData #DevexFOCUS https://twitter.com/devex/status/1288451736332574721

A3) Collecting #VAW data amid #COVID19 is difficult due to risk to women seeking help; lockdowns hindering movement to safe spaces; gaps in training for service providers; & ongoing gaps in data systems. We must address #VAW and #GBV despite the pandemic. #GenderData #DevexFocus https://twitter.com/devex/status/1288447944916639746

A5) National stats offices should ensure that collected data is not only gender disaggregated but also informed by age disaggregation & they should capture how national governments' #COVID19 response efforts are benefiting women & other vulnerable groups. #GenderData #DevexFocus

A4) The EquityTool developed by @Metrics4mgmt provides important estimates of wealth quintiles, while the Washington Group Short Set of Disability Questions provides an opportunity to assess the extent to which #COVID19 is affecting those w/ disabilities. #GenderData #DevexFocus

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September 5, 2018

EngenderHealth Announces Nene Fofana-Cissé as Regional Representative for West and Central Africa

September 5, 2018 (Washington, DC and Abidjan) — EngenderHealth, a global women’s health and sexual and reproductive rights organization, is pleased to welcome Nene Fofana-Cissé as the new Regional Representative for West and Central Africa.

Fofana-Cissé will provide clinical and technical guidance and program operations support to activities across West and Central Africa. Together with EngenderHealth’s regional representatives in Asia and East Africa, she will play a key role in EngenderHealth’s strategic initiatives that aim to empower local leadership in developing and delivering high-quality programming. Based in Abidjan, she will guide and support country offices therefore enhancing local innovations and facilitating ownership and accountability for success and sustainability.

EngenderHealth Vice President of Programs, Mustafa Kudrati, said, “Nene’s technical expertise, management experience, and passion for improving the lives of women and girls in West and Central Africa uniquely position her to serve in this critical role for the organization. With her understanding of how health programs function from both headquarters and field perspectives, she will serve as a pivotal link between our new Washington D.C. headquarters and our project teams leading implementation at the country and community levels throughout the region.

For more than a decade, Fofana-Cissé has provided technical leadership and regional management support for international health programs. She brings significant expertise and experience with programs addressing sexual and reproductive health, including contraception, safe abortion, and postabortion care, as well as maternal and child health, and HIV.

“Growing up in Côte d’Ivoire, I have an intimate understanding of the aspirations and challenges faced by women and girls in West Africa” said Fofana-Cissé. “I am eager to support and strengthen EngenderHealth’s essential work as I assume this new and exciting role.”

She comes to EngenderHealth after ten years with Population Services International (PSI) where she served most recently as a Senior Regional Advisor overseeing programming in Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Mali, and Niger. Fofana-Cissé previously served as PSI’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Technical Advisor in Mali and as PSI’s headquarters-based Associate Technical Advisor for HIV and Tuberculosis. She earned a master of public health from The George Washington University and speaks English and French fluently.

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EngenderHealth is committed to creating transformative, sustainable change by delivering high-quality sexual, reproductive, and maternal health services; expanding access to information and training; and advancing acceptance of sexual and reproductive rights as human rights. To achieve this vision, EngenderHealth collaborates with governments, private sector partners, international experts, and local organizations and communities around the world to deliver programs that give girls and women freedom to reach their full potentials. www.engenderhealth.org

 

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