January 20, 2017News Blog Post
With more women choosing implants as their preferred contraceptive method, the matching need to put in place systems and services to fulfill the right to timely, affordable implant removal is evident. EngenderHealth, including its Expand Family Planning (ExpandFP) project, works with the Global Implant Removals Task Force to assess gaps and review best practices for implant removals. In support of these efforts, ExpandFP has released a new brief, Contraceptive Hormonal Implant Removal Services: Experiences from the ExpandFP Project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, and Uganda. Read more.
December 15, 2016News Blog Post
Taking a Stand: Letting Youth Lead in Ending Violence against Women in Tanzania Youth aged 18–25 in the Iringa Region marked the 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-based Violence (GBV) against Women campaign. They reflected on the repercussions of violence and wrote bold action statements on what they would do if they encountered GBV in their communities. Read more.
November 30, 2016News Blog Post
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
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, Program Associate - Evaluation & Research, EngenderHealth
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.