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Wonderful news this week from #Tanzania where the appeals court upheld 18 as the minimum age for marriage! Thank you @RebecaGyumi, @MsichanaUwezo, and others who have led this effort. #EndChildMarriage

Team @EngenderHealth is in Zomba! We are working w/ Yao Traditional Leaders, engaging them on the root causes of gender-based violence & their role as gatekeepers & custodians of culture. The seminar is being conducted in partnership w/ Chiwanja cha aYao.
#ClanLeadersEndVAWG

It was an honor to participate in lively conversation (over a delicious meal!) about our #RoadtoNairobi and #ICPD25 with @DKambUSA @RepLoisFrankel @BethFP2020 @SarahDKambou @JeffreyNJordan Sarah Craven of @UNFPA_DC @LMulamula https://t.co/4YIbAdsrtv

Fil: Des blogueurs ivoiriens écrivent sur les Droits en Santé Sexuelle et Reproductive. Dans ce fil, nous allons partager des liens vers quelques-uns de ces blogs. #DSSR #reprohealth #reprorights #CIV #CI225 1/4

Thread: Bloggers in Côte d’Ivoire are writing about sexual and reproductive health and rights. In this thread, we’ll share links to a few of those blogs (in French). #SRHR #reprohealth #reprorights #CIV #CI225 1/4

Contraception Day in Côte d'Ivoire ! @EngenderHealth and the MoH organized a round table on #SRHR espacially around #law SR, #accessibility , #postabortioncare , #financing . @nenef @Enitaya @anmatlili2013 @KatePGilles @EPETITPAS

Our colleague Reagen Mohammed, said: “I am inspired by 15-year-old Wintana Ye’ewnet Hundae” (pictured)…”As one of 21,000 eighth-grade students in the pastoralist Afar region of Ethiopia, she was the only girl to score a perfect 100/100 on the regional exam!” #DayoftheGirl

One of our Ethiopia team members, Ambaw Damtew, on International #DayOfTheGirl: “I am inspired by my 18-year-old daughter. Last summer vacation she helped girls in need by collecting shoes, uniforms, and school bags from neighbors.” #GirlHero #GirlForce

These girls are unstoppable
Girls are ending child marriage
Promoting girls education
Standing up for girls’ rights
Speaking out against FGM

#UKaid is helping girls in developing countries to take charge of their own future.

#IDG2019 #dayofthegirl

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Who We Are

EngenderHealth envisions a gender-equal world where all people achieve their sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Values

As we work toward that vision, our strategy and our programs are built on the following values:

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Evidence and innovation
  • Engagement and collaboration
  • Leadership learning
  • Organizational effectiveness

Strategic Approach

We know that sexual and reproductive health and rights are completely and inextricably intertwined with gender equality. We also know that marginalized groups—such as girls, women, and gender minorities; adolescents and youth; people with disabilities; economically disadvantaged groups; and rural and other hard-to-reach populations—are particularly vulnerable to discriminatory practices that can prevent them from leading healthy lives. But that can change. We believe that if all people are empowered and engaged; and if they live in supportive communities where systems and institutions provide high-quality, gender-equitable sexual and reproductive healthcare; and if policies, laws, and process are supportive, then they will exercise their rights to gender-equitable sexual and reproductive health services and participate as equal members of society.

Technical Expertise

To support our theory of change, EngenderHealth brings expertise in the following technical areas:

  • Comprehensive sexuality education
  • Contraceptive counseling and service delivery
  • Comprehensive abortion care
  • Maternal healthcare, including fistula prevention, care, and treatment
  • Basic emergency obstetric and newborn care
  • Prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections
  • Prevention, detection, and treatment of cervical cancer
  • Prevention, screening, counseling, and related services for gender-based violence survivors

Experience and Impact

Our programming builds on the lessons learned and best practices gained through more than 75 years of experience working in more than 90 countries around the world. With an international support office in Washington, DC and regional offices in Abidjan, Dar es Salaam, and New Delhi, we are implementing programs in countries across Asia and Africa as well as in the United States.

In our 2018–2019 program year, our contraceptive counseling and service delivery work in nine countries supported activities in 7,885 health facilities in to achieve the following results:

  • 3.9 million clients received contraceptive services, including counseling
  • 3.2 million people received their chosen method of contraception
  • 5.2 million unintended pregnancies were averted
  • 1.4 million unsafe abortions were averted
  • 72,910 child deaths were averted
  • 6,472 maternal deaths were averted
  • $268,000,000 in direct healthcare costs were saved

 

 

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