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Pig intestines used as condoms?!? See this and more of History's Worst Contraceptives here: https://t.co/JZHqdN401r #WherestheFP #TBT

The face of vulnerability is adolescent girls & key populations. We need to think about #SDGs & what it means to live w full dignity. Prevention implies access to information, timely respectful services & understanding we are in a time of crisis. @UNFPA

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

Our wisdom: increasing access to #familyplanning helps women go further in their education, work & life! #WheresTheFP

A 16-year-old girl living with HIV asked for a hug. This is how people responded.


Leaving no one behind means placing women at the center of the decision-making spaces in the HIV response. https://t.co/kNhzGjBbrp #AIDS2018 @AIDS_Conference

Breaking out of our echo chambers: cutting through the noise with creative storytelling about HIV. https://t.co/BiKfwjh98k. #AIDS2018

Human rights are far more than just inspiring words. They are the foundations of our progress, indispensable for peace and sustainable development. https://t.co/a1HgGD42zS via @antonioguterres

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"Uvinza, Kigoma. Visited Health Facilities in Uvinza – Kalenge Dispensary & Ilagala Health Center No. of pregnant women delivering in health facilities has increased from 71.53% in 2016 to 83% Thanks to supporters @ThaminiUhai @EngenderHealth, etc. There is still work to be done"

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Guinea-Bissau, a small, agrarian Lusophone West African nation sandwiched between Francophone Senegal and Guinea, is one of the ten poorest countries in the world. The ethnically diverse country depends on fishing and farming, with rice and cashews as its main crops. The need for well-trained health care providers is great. Indeed, skilled personnel attend only one third of births. To address this situation, since 2003 Guinea-Bissau is one of 21 West Africa nations which participated in the AWARE-RH project, led by EngenderHealth.

Promoting Safe Motherhood
Through the AWARE-RH project, funded by USAID, EngenderHealth:

  • Conducted a needs assessment to determine gaps in reproductive health care;
  • Trained ten physicians and two midwives at regional hospitals in infection prevention, family planning, and management of postabortion complications;
  • Helped integrate postabortion care into routine maternal health care services;
  • Sponsored a regional workshop on intrauterine devices (IUDs) in 2006 attended by three participants from Guinea-Bissau.

EngenderHealth’s work in Guinea-Bissau ended in 2008.

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