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Do you know what obstetric #fistula is?

Very few people know about this devastating childbirth injury affecting hundreds of thousands of women and girls every year.

Learn more and see what @UNFPA is doing to #ENDFistula: http://unf.pa/fst

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Reproductive rights are economic rights.
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Bientôt 1 an que @EngenderHealth a lancé la campagne #TouchepasàmaSoeur afin de dire non aux #VBG en #CIV225. Nous voyons de plus en plus de personnes dénoncer ces actes et nous pouvons qu'en être plus fiers.
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Our Rights-Based Approach for Enhancing SRHR in #Ethiopia program works with those responsible for creating and providing health and education services to strengthen the enabling environment for young people to exercise their #SRHR. Learn how ➡️ http://bit.ly/3E3JE1y

Our team will be taking part in the @TzHealthSummit October 11-13. We hope you can join us!

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February 17, 2021

Diversity and Solidarity in Global Health: Commentary by EngenderHealth Leaders and Collaborators in the Lancet Global Health

Health is a human right. Yet, systems support health inequitably. Those inequities have been highlighted and heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Diversity is the solution. That, in summary, is the argument put forth in a Lancet Global Health commentary entitled “Diversity and Solidarity in Global Health.” The piece is authored by Her Excellency Lia Tadesse Gebremedhin, Ethiopia Minister of Health; Maria Ba, Director, Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit; Fredrick Msigallah, Program Manager, Advocacy and Disability Inclusion, CCBRT, along with three EngenderHealth leaders: Traci L. Baird, President & CEO; Karna Eugene Kone, Communications Consultant; and Prudence Masako, Tanzania Country Representative.

The authors posit that diversity, in various forms, is the key to effectively addressing widespread health disparities. Diversity among individuals who are designing health solutions promotes the development of more inclusive interventions, while diversity in health sector leadership enables decision makers to account for the needs of people from different backgrounds. At a systems level, a diverse range of intersectional approaches is critical for combatting the social determinants of health across sectors.

Ensuring representation based on age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, profession, income status, and ability at all levels of action for global health, especially by those most affected by inequitable health systems, is a path to solidarity for global health progress. In the words of the authors, “Building health policy, strategy, service, and education to lift up all our communities is possible when we recognise, appreciate, and design for our commonalities and our differences.”

Read the full article here.

Diversity and Solidarity in Global Health” is based on themes from a panel discussion at the Women and Girls Africa Summit 2020 entitled, “Diversity, Solidarity, and Action for Social Justice in Health: Keys to the SDGs.”

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