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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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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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