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Today is #GivingTuesday, a day to give back & to kick off the giving season. You can give the gift of safe, secure #reproductivehealth to women and girls around the world, and whatever amount you give, it will be doubled.
#familyplanning
#SRHR

Sexual and gender-based violence undermines the health, dignity, security and autonomy of women and girls.
Yet #SGBV remains shrouded in a culture of silence.
📣 Speaking out
brings us a step closer towards justice & healing.

We’re inspired! Over the last four days, we asked delegates at #ICFP2018 to share their commitments to #familyplanning. We heard from youth advocates, leaders, activists, scientists, researchers, and more!

Follow us on Instagram to see what they said: https://t.co/Kwz4amCOGy

Closing statement for @ICFP2018 by @EllenJMacKenzie dean of @JohnsHopkinsSPH: I've been inspired by all of the great work going on in many different countries. Whenever young people get involved, good things happen. You bring the audacity of hope. #ICFP2018 #ICFPYouth

Our President & CEO @TraciLBaird shares her commitment to advance gender equity at #ICFP2018.

More about our new CEO and her vision for success: https://t.co/R8lKgYp641
#genderequality #familyplanning

Staff had fun brainstorming responses to this challenge - and we are thrilled to be a finalist! https://t.co/0g18FFrItv

Thank you to the government and people of #Rwanda for hosting #ICFP2018. Delightful hosts and role models for a global discussion of #familyplanning. Murakoze! #familyplanning2020

“The most essential ingredient is the determination to do something. And to do it with what you have.” THIS is what an #FPSuperhero looks like! @FP2020Global #ICFP2018

Congratulations Uganda and Burkina Faso for winning the Excellence in Leadership for #FamilyPlanning at the country level awards at #ICFP0218!

Mustafa Kudrati, our Vice President of Transformative Programs at @EngenderHealth, commits to enhance women’s voices & leadership in #familyplanning.

More about his work: https://t.co/Mdqjtk9nHg #ICFP2018

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Ghana

A predominantly agricultural country with a population of 25 million, Ghana is rich with natural resources, yet poverty and poor health persist. Cultural norms and barriers such as understaffed and undersupplied clinics prevent many from accessing basic health needs, including family planning services. Misinformation about contraceptives also keeps many women from seeking family planning.

From 2006 to 2014, EngenderHealth helped expand access to family planning and contraceptive choice in Ghana. We trained health care providers to deliver high-quality family planning services, which included a focus on long-acting and permanent methods of contraception. Our work increased the availability of family planning services and comprehensive abortion care at all levels of the health care system, from community clinics to hospitals. We also made great strides in engaging men as reproductive health partners and supporters. Prior to 2006, EngenderHealth worked to expand HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment, particularly by integrating HIV prevention with maternal health and family planning services.

By respecting community values, traditions, and beliefs while increasing contraceptive use and improving health outcomes, EngenderHealth helped to make lasting positive changes in the Ghanaian public health system and transformed the lives of thousands of Ghanaian women and girls.

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