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May 22, 2017News Blog Post

#EndFistula Toolkit

May 23 marks the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula—a day to take action to treat and prevent obstetric fistula. To help raise awareness of obstetric fistula, EngenderHealth has prepared a number of assets. Please share, and together, we can #EndFistula! Read more.

April 21, 2017News Blog Post

Realizing Sexual & Reproductive Rights: CSW 2017

On March 17, 2017, EngenderHealth hosted a panel discussion in conjunction with the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The theme for this year’s CSW centered on “women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work.” EngenderHealth convened five leaders in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) to discuss the links between SRHR and economic empowerment. Read more.

April 21, 2017News Blog Post

Ensuring that every woman lives a life of dignity and freedom from violence

An interview with Grace Malera, Project Director, EngenderHealth, Malawi

EngenderHealth is excited to announce Grace Malera as the Malawi Project Director. Ms. Malera is gearing up to create policy and strengthen existing programs to support survivors of gender-based violence. Read more.

April 21, 2017News Blog Post

Condoms and Conversations in Togo

Emefa Agotame is a 25-year-old sex worker in Lomé, Togo, with a fiery streak of red running through her hair. Emefa has had five children, but two passed away in their early childhood. After that experience, she started to receive condoms and other forms of contraception from Petite Soeur à Soeur, an organization supported by EngenderHealth’s Agir pour la Planification Familiale (AgirPF) program, which provides counseling on family planning, sexually transmitted infections, and HIV. Read more.

April 21, 2017News Blog Post

Multidimensional Approaches to Enhance Access to Reproductive Health in Ethiopia

Over the last 15 years, Ethiopia has expanded access to family planning (FP) services, and the contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) has quadrupled, from 8% in 2000 to 36% in 2016 (CSA & ORC Macro, 2001; CSA & ICF, 2016). However, unmet need for FP in Ethiopia hovers around 22% (CSA & ICF, 2016), with contraceptive prevalence still relatively low. Ethiopia’s maternal mortality ratio (MMR) has fallen dramatically, from 676 per 100,000 live births in the period since the last Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) in 2011, to 412 deaths in the 2016 DHS, but it is still high. While the share of abortions performed within health facilities in Ethiopia (assumed to be the safest option) increased between 2008 and 2014, the number of women seeking treatment for abortion-related complications still almost doubled over the same time period (Ipas & Guttmacher Institute, 2017), indicating a need for high-quality safe abortion services and postabortion care. Read more.

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