February 1, 2016News Blog Post
Written by Lauren Bellhouse, MPH — Program Associate, Fistula Care Plus, EngenderHealth
The connection between sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and maternal health, as well as their effects on women’s lives, cannot be overstated. Research shows up to a third of maternal injuries and deaths are preventable when women have access to contraception. By meeting the unmet need for family planning, an estimated 1.1 million infant deaths could be prevented. Alongside these critical health benefits, enabling women to delay childbirth and avoid unwanted pregnancies empowers them to decide what their own futures hold. From January 25-28, 2016, delegates from international governments, UN agencies, and NGOs including EngenderHealth gathered in Nusa Dua, Indonesia for the International Conference on Family Planning to discuss bridging these gaps and addressing unmet need for family planning. Read more.
January 28, 2016News Blog Post
Training providers to offer youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services
After being trained by the AgirPF project, clinic staff understood the responsibility to provide equitable and high-quality sexual and reproductive health services for youth and adolescents. Read more.
January 26, 2016News Blog Post
EngenderHealth’s participation in the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, has been a tremendous success! Our experts made more than a dozen poster presentations during the meeting. Read more.
January 24, 2016News Blog Post
Translating Global Family Planning Commitments into Local Action: The ExpandFP Project in Uganda, Tanzania, and the DRC
By Jane Wickstrom, ExpandFP Project Director, EngenderHealth
The experiences in Tanzania, Uganda, and the DRC demonstrate that global commitments coupled with local actions can achieve positive results. There is much to build on in terms of progress—and there must be continued investment by governments and donors to achieve sustainability, for the health and well-being of women and families today and for generations to come. Read more.
January 19, 2016News Blog Post
January 25–28, 2016 · Nusa Dua, Indonesia
EngenderHealth is excited to finally embark on the journey to the International Conference on Family Planning in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, rescheduled for January 25–28, and to join thousands of other family planning advocates and practitioners sharing the latest research and developments in the field. Read more.