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Let's continue to #BreakBarriers for women & girls worldwide! #TalkFP #WheresTheFP

Anyone, anywhere can be empowered by access to #contraception if they so choose. Thank you @bobmarley for the wise words. #TGIFP #WherestheFP

#TBT to this vintage ad! #Contraception has been around for a LONG time, but so many lack access, so #WheresTheFP?!

We love condoms & all other forms of contraception! They allow millions to plan & space pregnancies. How empowering is that?! #WheresTheFP

Learn Emma's story on family, education, & following your dreams. More here: https://t.co/TyGjT6be8d #youthvoices #ActOn2250

We're keeping #youth center stage. Our #AssibiEtSalifou comic in #WestAfrica reaches young people to talk #SRHR: https://t.co/LDcnM6HLFD

We are pleased to announce the 2018 joint statement on the definition of competent maternal & newborn health professionals during #childbirth https://t.co/Rp9dTNRyRI #SRHR #MNH #SDGs in partnership with @HRPresearch @WHO @UNFPA @UNICEF @world_midwives @ICNurses @IPAWorldorg

Making progress toward gender equality is everybody’s business. Learn how we, in partnership w/ @eu_eeas @EU_Commission & @ilo are promoting women's economic empowerment in #G7 countries: https://t.co/w5HAqlfB3V v @Empower_Women #WeEmpower

.@nealmyrick of @Tableau “#Data is about people. It’s about informing people to help them make better decisions” #DevexWorld

#OnThisDay in 1942, Anne Frank received a diary for her 13th birthday.

Her powerful voice continues to inspire us all to fight all forms of discrimination & racism. #TuesdayThoughts

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Niger

Niger is a landlocked West African nation with one of the hottest climates in the world. Only 15% of its land is suitable for livestock and agriculture. Frequent drought, desertification, and population growth contribute to its economic hardship. Health care services are limited and the country has one of the highest rates of maternal death in the world: One in seven women die in pregnancy or childbirth.

In 2013, EngenderHealth and the U.S. Agency for International Development/West Africa launched Agir pour la Planification Familiale (AgirPF), a five-year program designed to expand women’s access to and use of family planning services in five West African countries. It began work in Côte d’Ivoire in 2014.By educating communities on the benefits of contraception, training providers to deliver quality services, and expanding access in underserved communities, we will work to increase informed decision making about family planning and broaden voluntary use of contraceptives.

In Niger, EngenderHealth, through the Fistula Care Project, which continued its work as the Fistula Care Plus Project, funded by USAID, has worked since 2005 to prevent and treat obstetric fistula, a devastating childbirth injury. The project enhances the capacity of the hospitals to provide surgical repair for fistula. Nurses are trained in counseling and treating fistula clients, and-through ongoing training and supervision-doctors continue to develop new skills for performing more complex surgeries.

To prevent fistula, the project raises awareness of fistula in communities and helps community members come up with solutions for the maternal health challenges they face. Community leaders and members of the health management committees from local clinics work together, discussing challenges and creating action plans to ensure that women can access emergency obstetric care in their hour of need.

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