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The @whatwomenwanthc campaign is calling on young women and girls around the world to share what’s important to them when it comes to maternal and #reproductivehealth. Take the survey and ask the women and girls in your community to do the same: https://t.co/c55LT113iJ

We are excited to join the conversation on #WCD2018

With today’s opening, we officially transitioned from 72nd to 73rd session of #UNGA. I’m so excited for the year ahead!

UNC Gillings alumna @TraciLBaird named CEO of EngenderHealth. Read full coverage here: https://t.co/l3oFl7PtBO @UNCpublichealth #SRHR

Until #familyplanning is a universally available choice in all settings, this human right will not be fully realized.

At #UNGA, @UNFPA and partners are calling for the fulfillment of this unrealized right: https://t.co/pjB2z7Ilwr


We love the pill & all other forms of contraception: allowing millions to plan & space pregnancies. How empowering is that?! #WheresTheFP

For World Contraception Day 2018 the Family Planning Voices team share stories that touch our hearts @EngenderHealth strives to put women & girls at the center of the development agenda. Read here: https://t.co/EpQhWKqiEq #FPVoices #SRHR #WCD2018 @K4Health

The issue of #familyplanning is about women’s agency.

Even if a service is available in the community, it’s not effective if women cannot access it. #EWECisME @WorldBank

Are you optimistic about the future? @BillGates and @melindagates are. Read what they have to say and dig into the Goalkeepers Report to learn about the progress we’re making and the generation of leaders making it possible. #Goalkeepers18 https://t.co/7rXvZqPsf6

Expanding access to #contraception & #familyplanning programs is one of the most cost-effective ways to break the cycle of poverty." #FP2020

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Chad is a vast, landlocked Sahelian nation of 10.8 million people, most of who rely on subsistence farming for their livelihood. A history of instability, and more recently an influx of refugees fleeing Janjawid armed militia and the Sudanese military in the Darfur region of Sudan, have left Chad’s health care system in upgrading to meet the needs of its citizens. Maternal health in particular has suffered, and maternal mortality in Chad is among the world’s highest. In an effort to change this, EngenderHealth worked to:

Making Motherhood Safer
EngenderHealth is working to improve reproductive health, family planning, and child survival in 21 West African countries, including Chad, through our Action for West Africa Region—Reproductive Health (AWARE-RH) Project. From its launch in 2003 to its close in 2008, the project in Chad:

  • Trained health providers in emergency obstetric management, such as obstructed labor.
  • Trained providers at two hospitals in N’Djamena to provide postabortion care counseling, infection prevention, and manual vacuum aspiration. We also have worked to support the integration of postabortion care into routine maternal health care services.

Advocating for Health Care Policies

In collaboration with local activists, EngenderHealth worked with Chad’s parliament to pass the Reproductive Health Law, which increases access to family planning and reproductive health care.

EngenderHealth’s work in Chad ended in 2008.

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