EngenderHealth strives to achieve gender equality in and through sexual and reproductive health and rights. To achieve this, EngenderHealth works with governments, private-sector partners, international experts, local organizations, and communities around the world to ensure that women and girls can access high-quality sexual and reproductive health information and services.Donate
Thanks to donors like you, EngenderHealth reached 6.2 million people with contraceptive counseling and services in our last program year. Those services1:
- Prevented 72,910 child deaths
- Prevented 6,472 maternal deaths
- Averted 1.4 million unsafe abortions
- Averted 5.2 million unintended pregnancies
- Saved $268 million in direct healthcare costs
- EngenderHealth trains healthcare providers and supports facilities in partnership with government and local organizations to offer high-quality sexual and reproductive health services. These data represent the reach of those services and their contribution to reducing preventable death and disabilities between July 2018 and June 2019. Data on reduced deaths and cost savings were estimated using the Marie Stopes International Impact 2 Model.
In the Amhara region of Ethiopia, community health workers working in programs supported by EngenderHealth provided Mamite, a farmer and mother of four, with vaccines and information on contraception. Mamite chose an IUD and says she is now healthier and better able to tend her farm. Her cattle and crops are providing better yields, and Mamite is able to send her children to school. She said others in her community have also chosen contraception, and “Now everyone here sends their kids to school.” The positive benefits of reproductive and financial independence spread out to lift entire communities.
We envision a world where women and girls exercise their rights to gender-equitable sexual and reproductive healthcare and participate as equal members of society. If you share this vision, then please support EngenderHealth this #GivingTuesday!Learn More About Bitcoin Tuesday