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There cannot be #UHC without #SRHR. Now is the time to work with governments & communities to build fairer health systems that provide critical, gender-transformative sexual & reproductive #HealthForAll.

➡️What we're doing: http://bit.ly/EH-WHD-21

#WorldHealthWeek #HealthEquity

NEW: We are excited to launch 132 interactive country profiles with the latest evidence on the benefits of investing comprehensively in sexual and reproductive health care. Check them out and let us know what you think! https://www.guttmacher.org/news-release/2021/guttmacher-institute-releases-sexual-and-reproductive-health-profiles-more-130 #SRHR #AddingItUp

During the @MenEngage #UbuntuSymposium, Lucie Nyamarushwa, EngenderHealth's Burundi Country Representative, reflects on how our Men as Partners (MAP) approach aims to transform gender relations and eliminate gender-based violence.

➡️ Learn more about MAP: http://www.engenderhealth.org/our-work/gender/index/

💡 At the @MenEngage #UbuntuSymposium session on engaging men to end #GBV, Dr. Vandana Sharma discussed how the Unite for a Better Life program challenged gender norms through a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony. 🇪🇹☕️

➡️Learn more about UBL here: http://www.uniteforabetterlife.org

🌍 For #WorldHealthWeek, our new blog reflects on how EngenderHealth and other #SRHR organizations can help build fairer health systems. #HealthForAll

💡 Check out “Building Back Fairer: Supporting Universal Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health” ➡️ http://bit.ly/EH-WHD-21

📢 Happening now! Register here for the Zoom link (select April 8, 9 AM event): http://bit.ly/EH-Ubuntu

Recorded but not revealed? Read our new piece in @LancetGH, exploring what our data tracker shows about the relationship between sex and gender, country income level, and #COVID19
@aphrc @ICRWAsia

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https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(21)00170-4/fulltext

In our #WorldHealthDay blog Dr. Singal and myself highlight 3 approaches @EngenderHealth takes when supporting countries #BuildingBackFairer health systems to realize #UHC #SRHR in a #COVID19 world
#healthequity #HealthForAll @WHO @womeninGH @HRPresearch https://www.engenderhealth.org/2021/04/07/building-back-fairer-supporting-universal-access-to-srhr/

Congratulations to Dr. Harriet Birungi, Dr. @thoaidngo, and @Pop_Council on an exciting organizational transition! EngenderHealth looks forward to collaborating with both of these phenomenal global health leaders in their new roles.

TOMORROW, April 8: Join @EngenderHealth, @RutgersID, and @HarvardChanSPH at the @MenEngage #UbuntuSymposium to discuss #gender-transformative approaches to ending #GBV in Ethiopia🇪🇹, Burundi🇧🇮, and Indonesia🇮🇩.

Register here: http://bit.ly/EH-Ubuntu (select April 8, 9 AM event)

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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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