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November 30, 2016News Blog Post

Preventing and responding to gender-based violence in Tanzania

The EngenderHealth-led RESPOND Tanzania Project (RTP) collaborated with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) to contribute to the development of national strategies to curb GBV and violence against children (VAC) Read more.

November 29, 2016News Blog Post

New Award: Essential Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Services in Malawi and Tanzania

We are thrilled to announce a new award in Malawi that aims to prevent gender-based violence (GBV) and reach more survivors with comprehensive services. Funded by the U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, the project will involve working with partners in seven districts in Malawi and nationally through policy activities. Read more.

November 23, 2016News Blog Post

Research to Action: Intervention to Reduce Barriers to Access Fistula Treatment in Nigeria and Uganda

By Elly Arnoff

In 2014, Fistula Care Plus (FC+) partnered with the Population Council to conduct a literature review on barriers affecting women’s access to fistula services in low-income countries. Building on this, FC+ project and Population Council conducted formative, qualitative research in 2015 to better understand the specific barriers faced in Nigeria and Uganda and identify enabling factors that can alleviate the most salient barriers. Findings from these studies informed the design of a comprehensive information, screening and referral intervention aimed at reducing the awareness, financial and transportation barriers that impede women’s access to fistula treatment in Nigeria and Uganda. Read more.

November 17, 2016News Blog Post

Keeping young people at the center of the development agenda

By Jenifer DeAtley and Nicole Trevino

In the wake of the presidential election, we’ve heard from students, many of whom seem fearful and uncertain about the future for themselves and their families. We as adults can find a way to maximize the strengths of our communities and our nation, imagine a healthy and prosperous future, and continue to explore our identity as a nation that is growing, changing, and developing in much the same way that the youth we serve are. We at EngenderHealth believe that putting our energy into these areas and the youth we serve will ultimately move us all forward. Read more.

November 14, 2016News Blog Post

EngenderHealth at #HSR2016

The Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research will gather 2,000 policymakers, researchers, donors, practitioners, and advocates in Vancouver, Canada, from November 14 to 18 to focus on the theme: “Resilient and responsive health systems for a changing world.” Read more.

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