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Thanks to our vocational training program in Malawi, young women like Bertha can gain the skills to support their families while learning about #genderequality. Meet Bertha: https://t.co/KLowhRfQF5 #GBV

Five ways women, and the world, are held back when both men and women lack access to sexual and #reprohealth education and safe, voluntary #familyplanning methods: https://t.co/vfrNHirqEU

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[Blog] On #InternationalYouthDay we celebrate comprehensive life skills education for young ppl to support their right to gender-equitable sexual & reproductive health services & participating as equal members in society: https://t.co/A56ExV4Aqr

#youthday #SRHR

She has the right.

To information. To health care. To choose.

On #InternationalYouthDay we say that every girl and young woman must have access to sexual education. So she can make decisions about her body, her life & her future.

Only then can we truly #TransformEducation

We stand with you, Dr. Kanem (@Atayeshe) and @UNFPA!

Here's our #youthday blog on youth, #SRHR, and #genderequality: https://t.co/A56ExV4Aqr

"The potential of young people is limitless, if we can more effectively reach these young people with accurate, appropriate information and services that respect, protect, and fulfill their #humanrights." - Ana Aguilera, EngenderHealth https://t.co/2pnBT5BkE0 #youthday

Looking for resources on #SRHR for youth?

See our Key Topics page for a collection of papers related to Young People and SRHR: https://t.co/4JipIW4MyD

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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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