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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
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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.

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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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Ukraine

Ukraine, independent from the Soviet Union since 1991, has the highest rate of HIV in Eastern Europe.  An estimated 40% of Ukrainians living with HIV and AIDS are women, and among children living with HIV, nearly 97% of them acquired HIV from their mothers.  A lack of HIV services and information, along with discrimination, violence and social stigma related to HIV, means that many women do not learn they have HIV until they seek prenatal care. At the same time, vertical transmission during pregnancy, labor and breastfeeding are critical concerns for children’s health as well.

As Ukraine struggled with a rising prevalence of HIV in recent years, EngenderHealth collaborated with UNFPA to address the health care challenges that women and children living with HIV face.  This has included:

  • Integration of HIV and STI prevention in clinical services;
  • Increasing access to and quality of testing, counseling and sexual and reproductive health services;
  • Supplementing existing care and treatment services at both government and local community levels with training materials that help clinicians recognize the stigma they may associate with HIV, and to foster a positive shift in their attitudes towards women and children living with HIV.

EngenderHealth’s work in Ukraine ended in 2008.

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