Faizah Namata, age 34, is a registered midwife at Kyanamukaka Health Center in Masaka District, Uganda. She started providing family planning (FP) services using her knowledge from school, but it was limited to short-acting methods, specifically injectables and the pill.
November 7, 2017 - EngenderHealth joined a committed group of family planning advocates from November 7th-9th at the Second National Family Planning Conference in Cebu City, Philippines. Along with the goal of sharing good family planning practices and sharing research innovations in family planning technology, advocates attending all came with the anticipation that the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RPRH) law would be fully implemented.
Kizza Kedekiya and Katusemi Evelyne, residents of Bukona Village, Hoima District, were in their late teens when they married. Five years later, they have two healthy little girls. Kizza, a farmer, and Katusemi, a nursery school teacher, are happy in life. They believe that raising two children is already a large responsibility for them, so for now, they use hormonal implants to keep their family small.
The EngenderHealth Board of Directors has unanimously voted to appoint Rosemary Ellis, secretary of the Board, as Interim President and CEO of the organization, effective immediately.
The EuroNGOs conference offered a space for global voices to come together to forge a proactive, unifed way forward against political forces that would seek to undermine the work of the SRHR community.
EngenderHealth is excited to announce the appointment of Andre Koalaga as the new Chief of Party for the Agir pour la Planification Familiale (AgirPF) project, which helps expand access to and use of family planning services in West Africa.
EngenderHealth joined a global community of policymakers, donors, and advocates in London on July 11 who gathered at the much-anticipated Family Planning Summit for high-level discussions around reaching the Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) goals.
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.
EngenderHealth, a leading international women’s health organization, joins the global community in mourning the loss of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, who served as Executive Director for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and as former Minister of Health of Nigeria.
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!