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COVID-19: How We’re Responding

About Us

Hugo Hoogenboom, a leader of EngenderHealth from 1981-1995, has passed away. We honor Hugo’s legacy by continuing to work for a world in which everyone has access to the info & services needed to make their own reproductive health choices.

Our statement: https://bit.ly/2PmPF1o

Why are sexual and reproductive health services not 'essential services' during the Corona virus pandemic? Covid 19 responses must include women's reproductive health needs. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31679-2/fulltext

Accessing #familyplanning services is critical in #COVID19 response!

Click below to see how our partners are responding and to learn how you can participate! https://bit.ly/3eSRJIR #FPinCOVIDResponse

We extend our condolences to the family of H.E. Benjamin W. Mkapa, former president of #Tanzania and founder of @MkapaFoundation.

We honor his championship of #genderequality and health systems strengthening.

#RIPMkapa

We're looking for an Associate Director, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. Come join our team, and pass the word!

Apply here: https://bit.ly/2BFx5OC

#SRHR #SRH #SRHRjobs #SRHjobs #Reprojobs #feministjobs #NGOjobs #nonprofitjobs #reprohealth #reprorights

We're looking for an Associate Director, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). Come join our team, and pass the word! Apply here: https://bit.ly/2BFx5OC

#SRHR #SRH #SRHRjobs #SRHjobs #Reprojobs #feministjobs #NGOjobs #nonprofitjobs #reprohealth #reprorights

A6) We must value ALL the work women do. The EquityTool by @Metrics4mgmt can be included as part of routine data collection on #COVID19 response; we must also measure the proportion of women out of paid workforce, the dependency ratio & educational status. #GenderData #DevexFOCUS https://twitter.com/devex/status/1288451736332574721

A3) Collecting #VAW data amid #COVID19 is difficult due to risk to women seeking help; lockdowns hindering movement to safe spaces; gaps in training for service providers; & ongoing gaps in data systems. We must address #VAW and #GBV despite the pandemic. #GenderData #DevexFocus https://twitter.com/devex/status/1288447944916639746

A5) National stats offices should ensure that collected data is not only gender disaggregated but also informed by age disaggregation & they should capture how national governments' #COVID19 response efforts are benefiting women & other vulnerable groups. #GenderData #DevexFocus

A4) The EquityTool developed by @Metrics4mgmt provides important estimates of wealth quintiles, while the Washington Group Short Set of Disability Questions provides an opportunity to assess the extent to which #COVID19 is affecting those w/ disabilities. #GenderData #DevexFocus

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Who We Are

Vision

A gender-equal world where all people achieve their sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Mission

To implement high-quality, gender-equitable programs that advance sexual and reproductive health and rights.

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 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 100 countries around the world to support individuals, communities, and healthcare systems in delivering high-quality, gender-equitable programs and services that advance sexual and reproductive health and rights. 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

Values

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

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

 

 

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