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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

#StandUp4HumanRights

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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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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