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#Genderequality in healthcare matters. Women account for 70% of all #healthworkers yet face discrimination, harassment, and lower pay on the job. https://t.co/7TtGieNi8B Via @WHO.

An important report with compelling data and analysis on #genderequity and #WomeninGH . "Lack of gender balance in health leadership means global health loses female talent, perspectives and knowledge." Thank you @womeninGH @WHO https://t.co/Q5SfvW8nKI

Empowering out-of-school adolescent girls and young women with vocational skills training so as to mitigate their vulnerability to GBV. This young lady receives her tailoring machine after finishing her training @EngenderHealth @USEmbassyLLW

@TraciLBaird @EngenderHealth It was an honor and a pleasure to have Traci Baird with us at the U of U, as the inaugural lecturer of the Women’s Leadership in Global Health. A true living example!

I had a great time speaking with faculty and staff working on #globalhealth at the University of Utah yesterday. I appreciated their interest in @EngenderHealth’s commitment to #genderequality in our programs and for our organization. Thank you @globalhealthuu!

Call to action made by speakers at @WomenDeliver #csw19 side event: Make donors develop sustainable funding plans, break the glass ceiling & bring in women to leadership positions, building on the development and humanitarian nexus. #Humanitarian4Her

The 63rd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, #CSW63, is now underway!

Opening remarks from our Executive Director @phumzileunwomen : https://t.co/Mgo0Uh5Hic

Thank you for your leadership and partnership, Dr Kanem @Atayeshe, @UNFPA, @WomenDeliver #CSW63 #ICPD25

"I am passionate about a woman’s right to control her own health care—especially as it relates to pregnancy. Thank you to the health professionals who make this possible—especially abortion providers." -@TraciLBaird #CelebrateAbortionProviders #NDAAP

When #shedecides #withoutquestion it is a better world. #period @RutgersNL @SheDecidesGFI

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Benin

Benin, situated on the West African coast, has a large youth population. Early marriage for girls is common, with many girls marrying before the age of 19. Women have lower socio-economic status than men, little opportunity to earn a living, and limited access to health care. As a result, women and girls in Benin suffer extremely high rates of maternal injury and death.

The main focus of EngenderHealth’s work in Benin was to address fistula, a vaginal injury usually sustained during prolonged childbirth. Through the Fistula Care Project, EngenderHealth partnered with Mercy Ships International, which operates a floating hospital called Africa Mercy that moors at ports across West Africa, including Cotonou, Benin.

In Benin, the Africa Mercy provided repair surgery to women suffering from fistula, who were referred by local organizations to seek treatment on board the ship. In addition to repairing women with fistula, the project also helped provide training for fistula surgeons across Africa.

Fistula Care also worked with local organizations to promote safe motherhood practices, including offering vouchers for cesarean sections to women who have successfully healed from fistula and become pregnant again.

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