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At the @EngenderHealth session, audience members described their experiences with iatrogenic #fistula, noting the greater challenges of both diagnosis & surgical repair. @FistulaCare Plus is drawing attention to increasing iatrogenic fistula & the importance of #csectionsafety.

At #WACS2020, our @FistulaCare Plus Director, Vandana Tripathi, presented on increasing iatrogenic #fistula related to unsafe cesarean section.
To #EndFistula by 2030, we must protect surgical safety while increasing access to quality emergency obstetric care.

#csectionsafety

Une enquête de ménage conduite en 2018 de l'étude #PMA2020 montre que 209.380 à 288.252 femmes âgées de 15 à 49 ans ont eu recours chaque année à l'avortement et la majorité est pratiquée dans des conditions clandestines #RESOnance #MaputoProtocol #DSSR #civ225 #LesFemmesVeulent

Prof. Serigne Gueye, Pres. of WACS, & Vandana Tripathi, our @Fistulacare Plus Director, formed a new partnership with the goal to end #fistula in W. Africa.
We hope to ensure health providers have the skills, credentials & support they need to end fistula.
#WACS2020 #WomensHealth

On the opening day of the West African College of Surgeons (WACS) Annual Meeting & Scientific Conference in Nigeria, our @fistulacare Plus Director, Vandana Tripathi, launched an MoU to strengthen the health workforce for #fistula care in West Africa.

#WACS2020 #WomensHealth

Congratulations to our Tanzania Country Representative, @MasakoPrudence, who was honored by the World Women Leadership Congress as a Pioneering Leader!

#WomeninGlobalHealth #WomenLeaders

Congratulations @IntraHealth for appointing Polly as your new president and CEO. Welcome, Polly! @EngenderHealth looks forward to continuing our collaboration under Polly's leadership (and I look forward to staying in touch with @pgaye as he transitions to his new role). https://t.co/8WwmOEHSow

Thanks to our supporters for caring about sexual & reproductive health & rights and #genderequality. Today and every day at @EngenderHealth, we strive to spread more equality, humanity, and love. 🧡🧡🧡
Happy Valentines's Day!

#ValentinesDay #SRHR #Equality #Humanity #Love

Congrats to @NutritionIntl on their new #Tanzania office in #Dodoma! 🎉

📸 left to right:
1) Hon. @selemani_jafo, @NutritionIntl Pres. & CEO Joel Spicer
2) @NutritionIntl Tanzania Director Dr. Daniel Nyagawa, @EngenderHealth Country Rep. Prudence Masako, Joel Spicer

Women in crisis settings want & need #familyplanning. Working together is key to meet the challenge. #WeAreFP2020

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September 25, 2019

World Contraception Day: Measuring Our Impact

By Mustafa Kudrati, VP of Programs

Early in my career, I co-founded the Kuleana Center for Children’s Rights, a non-governmental organization working in Tanzania, the country where I was born and raised. The Center worked to build understanding of, and support for, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child throughout the country, while providing direct support for homeless children and training for medical and other professionals and institutions to improve their abilities to help children referred to as “street children.” It was an incredible privilege, and today I carry with me many lessons learned in those formative years.

Since then, I have worked in a variety of areas on public and global health, including HIV/AIDS; maternal, newborn, and child health; cervical cancer; and, most recently, sexual and reproductive health, with a focus on family planning counseling and voluntary contraception. Co-leading the Kuleana Center, I learned the importance of measuring the impact of the work, putting people at the center of program metrics, and always respecting the rights and agency of every individual you work with. In the 20 years since my time with the Center came to a close, the importance of these lessons and their applicability to my work have grown, as the international development and global health sectors have focused more intently on both rights and data.

In that spirit, I am pleased to mark World Contraception Day 2019 by sharing key metrics from EngenderHealth’s 2019 fiscal year (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019). We track a variety of different metrics to ensure we are effectively leveraging every dollar we receive to accomplish key goals, including: the number of people our programs reach with family planning counseling and services, the number of those who then select the contraceptive method of their choice, and the improved health outcomes that result from those services.

We are proud of the work we do, alongside funding partners, individual donors, national governments, local civil society organizations, community leaders, and health professionals–and on behalf of individuals living in the communities where we work–to expand information about and access to voluntary contraception. Working together, we made an incredible impact in our last fiscal year. Those results are outlined in the graphic below.

FY2019 Contraceptive Counseling and Services Data

Thank you for your continued support and partnership. We look forward to continuing to make a difference in the lives of people, families, and communities where we work, and to continuing to share that impact in the spirit of partnership and transparency.

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