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For all they do to strengthen family and community, EngenderHealth celebrates fathers around the world.🌍

Happy Father's Day to all who are celebrating!🧡

Recently, @GlobalHlth5050 found that many orgs do not post their policies, though there are numerous audiences and reasons for making organizational policies public.

@TraciLBaird discusses why we’re working to “put it all out there” in our new blog ➡️ http://bit.ly/PoliciesBlog

Three outstanding global health and #SRHR leaders have joined the EngenderHealth board! 🙌

Learn about Dr. Akudo Anyanwu, Dr. Kimberly D. Gregory, and Thomas Kisimbi on our website ➡️ http://bit.ly/NewBoard21

Paying interns ensures that opportunities are available to a diverse group of students and graduates.

To celebrate a graduate in your life, or a mentor who supported your career, consider donating to EngenderHealth’s Internship Program Fund! ➡️ http://bit.ly/InternFund

Incredible @mackenziescott list of “286 Teams Empowering Voices the World Needs to Hear," with a strong emphasis on #equity! Exciting to see the inclusion of @riseupforgirls, led by our brilliant Board member and partner for #genderequality, @DeniseRDunning!

We applaud this transparency from @EngenderHealth, who have also signed the FAIR SHARE Commitment to achieve #genderequality in their leadership by 2030! 🙌🏾 https://twitter.com/EngenderHealth/status/1404792786516426757

We have long made it clear that EngenderHealth is committed to equality, diversity, and social inclusion.

As part of that commitment, and inspired by @GlobalHlth5050, we have worked to increase transparency around our organizational policies. Learn how ➡️ http://bit.ly/PoliciesBlog

⬇️This is what leadership looks like

🙏Kudos to @TraciLBaird & the team at @EngenderHealth for developing policies on inclusion, diversity, equity etc and putting them in the public domain for stakeholders & accountability

https://bit.ly/3vrgAeS

Curious about our sexual harassment policy? It’s on our website. How about our Do No Harm Framework or whistle-blower policy? Ditto–on our website.

Check out this piece by @TraciLBaird on why we strive to share policies online before someone has to ask ➡️ http://bit.ly/PoliciesBlog

Why should orgs post their workplace policies in the public domain?

@TraciLBaird breaks down why transparency around organizational policies are essential for equitable workplaces & the 🔑 to @EngenderHealth ⭐️ #GH5050 score 👇

https://globalhealth5050.org/updates/putting-it-all-out-there-sharing-policies-online-before-someone-has-to-ask/

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March 3, 2021

Engaging Adolescent Girls as Champions for Newborn Girl Child Survival in India

India is committed to improving its child survival rate and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) in the state of Bihar is the same as India as a whole: 32 deaths per 1,000 live births. However, in Bihar, gender differentials in the IMR are significant: 30 per 1,000 live births for male children against 35 per 1,000 live births for female children. The first one month of a child’s life is most crucial, with more than two-thirds of infant deaths occurring during this period. These deaths could be prevented by following simple practices on early newborn care.

With support from UNICEF, EngenderHealth embarked on a two-month project to improve the survival of newborn girls by addressing gender differentials in newborn care. The project expanded on inroads made by the Packard Foundation-supported TARUNYA project in same region, which provides technical assistance to the National Adolescent Health Program. As part of the TARUNYA project, EngenderHealth identified and trained Adolescent Peer Educators (PE) on adolescent health issues. For the newborn girl child survival project, we engaged adolescent girl PEs as champions (adolescent girl champions – AGCs) in eight blocks of the Sitamarhi district. These AGCs, supported by frontline workers, disseminated messages on newborn care practices during the first one month of life to the families of newborn girls.

For further information about the adolescent girl champions initiative, view the project brief.

Learn more about the Adolescent Girls Champions, EngenderHealth’s work in India, and our commitment to youth-centered programming in the resources below.

She Helps Her Thrive: Adolescent Girl Champions Bring New Hope for Newborn Girls

Adolescent Girl Champions: Helping Save Newborn Girl Lives

Project Dissemination Webinar: Meaningful Engagement of Adolescent Girls as Champions for Newborn Girl Survival in India

Featuring: Dr. Zoya Rizvi, Deputy Commissioner, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India; Adolescent Girl Champions: Muskaan Priya, Rupa Kumari, and Alka Kumari; Dr. Priyanka Kochar, Senior Program Officer, EngenderHealth; Dr. Ajay Khera, India Country Representative, EngenderHealth; Ana Aguilera, Deputy Director, Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health, EngenderHealth; Luigi D’Aquino, Chief of Health, UNICEF India; Anand Sinha, Country Advisor, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation; Dr. Sunita Singal, India Deputy Country Representative and Technical Director, EngenderHealth

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