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Wonderful news this week from #Tanzania where the appeals court upheld 18 as the minimum age for marriage! Thank you @RebecaGyumi, @MsichanaUwezo, and others who have led this effort. #EndChildMarriage

Team @EngenderHealth is in Zomba! We are working w/ Yao Traditional Leaders, engaging them on the root causes of gender-based violence & their role as gatekeepers & custodians of culture. The seminar is being conducted in partnership w/ Chiwanja cha aYao.
#ClanLeadersEndVAWG

It was an honor to participate in lively conversation (over a delicious meal!) about our #RoadtoNairobi and #ICPD25 with @DKambUSA @RepLoisFrankel @BethFP2020 @SarahDKambou @JeffreyNJordan Sarah Craven of @UNFPA_DC @LMulamula https://t.co/4YIbAdsrtv

Fil: Des blogueurs ivoiriens écrivent sur les Droits en Santé Sexuelle et Reproductive. Dans ce fil, nous allons partager des liens vers quelques-uns de ces blogs. #DSSR #reprohealth #reprorights #CIV #CI225 1/4

Thread: Bloggers in Côte d’Ivoire are writing about sexual and reproductive health and rights. In this thread, we’ll share links to a few of those blogs (in French). #SRHR #reprohealth #reprorights #CIV #CI225 1/4

Contraception Day in Côte d'Ivoire ! @EngenderHealth and the MoH organized a round table on #SRHR espacially around #law SR, #accessibility , #postabortioncare , #financing . @nenef @Enitaya @anmatlili2013 @KatePGilles @EPETITPAS

Our colleague Reagen Mohammed, said: “I am inspired by 15-year-old Wintana Ye’ewnet Hundae” (pictured)…”As one of 21,000 eighth-grade students in the pastoralist Afar region of Ethiopia, she was the only girl to score a perfect 100/100 on the regional exam!” #DayoftheGirl

One of our Ethiopia team members, Ambaw Damtew, on International #DayOfTheGirl: “I am inspired by my 18-year-old daughter. Last summer vacation she helped girls in need by collecting shoes, uniforms, and school bags from neighbors.” #GirlHero #GirlForce

These girls are unstoppable
Girls are ending child marriage
Promoting girls education
Standing up for girls’ rights
Speaking out against FGM

#UKaid is helping girls in developing countries to take charge of their own future.

#IDG2019 #dayofthegirl

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Nigeria

As the most populous nation in Africa, Nigeria makes up 3% of the world’s population, yet it accounts for 14% of all maternal deaths. In its vast rural areas, health facilities are scarce and often undersupplied, and where services do exist, cultural and social pressures can limit women’s ability to use them.

EngenderHealth has worked in Nigeria since 1985, and since 2007 we have focused on preventing and treating obstetric fistula, a devastating childbirth injury. To do so, we train doctors and nurses to perform fistula repair surgery, and we partner with hospitals and health centers to improve or introduce emergency obstetric care so that laboring women who reach a hospital in time will not develop fistula. In addition, we support health facilities in building awareness about fistula prevention, maternal health, and family planning services. From 2007 to 2013, we trained more than 450 Nigerian nurses and doctors to perform fistula repair surgery, and we supported 10,284 fistula repair surgeries.

Our work today continues to strengthen fistula prevention and treatment in Nigeria by expanding our efforts to build community awareness and increasing our focus on the integration of family planning services with fistula and maternal health care.

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