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"More than 200 million women worldwide don’t want to get pregnant but can’t get birth control — and so sometimes they die or suffer devastating injuries like obstetric fistulas." https://t.co/RdW8J6ZnvX via @NickKristof #endfistula #ideof

1️⃣ Talk to your kids about #genderequality and women’s rights.
2️⃣ Embrace diverse role models.
3️⃣ Empower your kids to speak out.
4️⃣ Fight stereotypes, including your own.
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"Universal health coverage is a human right. No one should become poor because of poor health. But we all know that the reality today is very different. Half of the 🌍’s population lack access to quality essential health services"-@DrTedros #WHA72 #HealthForAll

"About 400,000 #abortions are carried out in unregulated environments each year in Uganda.... Nearly a quarter – 90,000 – of those lead to severe health complications. On average, four women and girls die each day." https://t.co/7C2omUelSj via @GlobalPress #SRHR #reprorights

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“Because it is a key time for mothers, babies, and families” —Candace Lew, @EngenderHealth @MCSPglobal #FTPAction

Some countries in Africa are focusing on #familyplanning and #contraception to help manage population growth. But not all are. @BW investigates what a population surge means for the continent. https://t.co/4avnH69Vn2

Traditional #midwives are banned in DR Congo. @GlobalPressJournal explores why and what options women in #IDP camps have for #SRHR services. https://t.co/zDUdmeo4kO

#Reprorights are human rights! That's why EngenderHealth stands with all women - near and far - to have the power to make their own decisions about their bodies, their health, and their future. #SRHR

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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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