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Mark your calendar! This Friday is #DayOfTheGirl!

This is a great piece about a peer sex educator in #Tanzania. #sexeducation #SRHR

We are pleased to be part of this important effort, working with other organizations to support better health outcomes in #Tanzania.

Here’s why I believe we need to focus on expanding women’s power and influence in the United States. https://t.co/6xUzqQXAaL #EqualityCantWait

Congratulations @GatesJHU, and thank you for 20 years of #familyplannning leadership! 👏👏👏👏👏

Take a look at the work our partners are doing in Malawi, enabling women to take control of their reproductive choices. #selfcare4srhr https://t.co/0TI2WdTeNT

I want to see more women making decisions, controlling resources, & shaping policies. That’s why I’m committing $1B over the next 10 years to expanding women’s power & influence in the U.S. #EqualityCantWait, & no one in a position to act should either. https://t.co/Rh6SkRH0ma

Writing on the #NairobiSummit, @TraciLBaird says we need new energy, fresh ideas, and creative approaches to accelerate progress on sexual & reproductive health & rights (#SRHR), addressing gender-based violence (#GBV), #genderequality & more: https://t.co/Dc8uHa3Z0Z #ICPD25

.@EngenderHealth is proud to be a signatory to this statement on #reprojustice and #abortion, standing alongside many more than 300 other organizations around the world for rights and health.

#InternationalSafeAbortionDay
#Sept28

👉 Abortion is healthcare.
👉 Healthcare is a right.
👉 Therefore, abortion is a right.

Read our #InternationalSafeAbortionDay blog post from @TraciLBaird: https://t.co/vjDSh5NebZ

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Guinea

Guinea is home to 11.5 million people, nearly half of whom are under the age of 24, and either entering, or in the midst of their reproductive years. Access to basic health care in Guinea is limited, and women in particular face difficulties obtaining family planning services and maternal health care. Guinean women have a 1 in 26 lifetime risk of maternal death. Gender-based violence also negatively impacts health outcomes.

From 2006 to 2013, EngenderHealth worked in Guinea to address obstetric fistula, a devastating childbirth injury. The Fistula Care Project supported nine public hospitals to provide fistula treatment and prevention, including the training of doctors, nurses, midwives, and community volunteers. By 2013, EngenderHealth had supported a total of 2,779 fistula repair surgeries, and trained more than 150 volunteers to conduct community outreach on early marriage, gender-based marriage, and danger signs during pregnancy and childbirth.

Following political unrest in September 2009, which resulted in large-scale sexual violence,  EngenderHealth worked to support survivors by increasing access to medical care, psychosocial services, and social and economic reintegration. We also trained medical providers to identify and treat survivors and worked with the Guinean government to integrate gender-based violence services into family planning services.

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