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Meet the 2021 3rd @TzHealthSummit Youth Capacity Building Program facilitators: @RehemaGeorge7 and @MasakoPrudence (@EngenderHealth); @Theddylp (@HealiTZambia), and yours truly (@Jhpiego). Pls show some ❤️ to these selfless #leaders I was blessed to work alongside🙏🏽

Honored to have facilitated the 3rd @TzHealthSummit youth capacity building program alongside @Theddylp @charleswanga. Proud to have been part of nurturing other youth leaders to take up space in the world and cement themselves #THS2021 @EngenderHealth @YouthDeliver

J'ai eu l'honneur d'aborder la thématique des violences domestiques en #CIV225 avec @Sylvia_Apata sur les ondes de Radio Yopougon et notamment le projet de lois relatif à la protection des victimes de violences domestiques.
#ProjetLoiVBG
#TousUnis

@EngenderHealth @CACi225

"This has become an ideological issue. As countries become more partisan, as countries become more ideological on each side, women's bodies are used as a pawn in this war between two parties or three parties."
#SRHR #ReproductiveRights

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"...[CSE programs]reinforce our human rights to autonomy, teach youth that sexual violence is not ok & provide young people with information about how to recognize and respond to sexual violence if it were to happen in the future." 💯 🙌 👏
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Today, 400,000 Nigerian women—representing 40% of obstetric #fistula cases worldwide—wait for corrective surgery. In #Nigeria, MOMENTUM Safe Surgery is partnering w/ gov't, institutions, and local organizations to confront this preventable problem. @USAIDNigeria @PaulineKTallen

Salma advocates to end stigma & discrimination against people living w/ HIV in #Tanzania. She uses skills learned through the Boresha Afya project funded by @USAIDTanzania & administered by @EGPAF in partnership with EngenderHealth & the Tanzania Ministry of Health. #DayoftheGirl

In response to #Pandemics we need Public Private partnerships in cofinancing the health sector so that no one is left behind.

Dr. @MasakoPrudence from @EngenderHealth
#THS2021

Today in the US is #IndigenousPeoplesDay, which celebrates the contributions, diverse cultures, and resiliency of Indigenous people. Learn more about the holiday & what it means to 5 Indigenous women and two-spirit people.

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Members of our team are presenting at the Tanzania Health Summit this week. Follow along and watch the conference live on YouTube. #THS2021 #Tanzania

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Stories

Over more than 70 years, EngenderHealth has helped millions of women and their families have better lives. As you read through just a few of these stories from clients and healthcare workers, you will understand our impact even more.

 

Greater Hope in the Fight to End Fistula

Through the Fistula Care Plus Project, women like Kadiatou Diallo are able to restore their health and dignity. Read her story.


Standing Up Against Child Marriage

With the help of an EngenderHealth supported program, Manisha was able to evade child marriage in India. Read her story.


Tackling Gender-Based Violence and Promoting Gender Equality

Through EngenderHealth’s vocational training program in Malawi, Bertha Namala was able to obtain the skills she needs to support her family. Read her story.


“Contraception Helped Turn My Life Around”

Sheila, a 25-year-old woman in India, said, “I am happy that there are organizations that train medical practitioners and work at the very grassroots of society to change the lives of girls and women.” Read her story.


Empowering Women with Choices to Plan Their Futures

Meet Michaelle and Rose, two women who have come to a community health center in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to receive free contraceptives and family planning advice and counseling. “Family planning will enable me to work and take care of my kids,” Rose says. Read their story.


A Renewed Opportunity to Pursue Her Dreams

Fortunately for Belle Fille, a nurse at the hospital counseled her about fistula repair surgery and referred her to services provided at the Saint Joseph Hospital in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Read her story.


A Young Couple Uses and Promotes Family Planning in Their Community

Kizza and Katusemi, residents of the Hoima District of Uganda, were in their late teens when they married. Five years later, they have two healthy little girls. Kizza, a farmer, and Katusemi, a nursery school teacher, are happy in life. Read their story.


Men Play a Role in Women’s Health

Balor Rahman Babul, a vasectomy client in India, has become an outspoken supporter of this family planning method. “I feel it is my responsibility to speak about the method, and I know that as a folksinger, when I sing about this method, people are more receptive.” Read his story.


Bringing Peace to “Homes, Communities, and Countries”

During a visit to EngenderHealth’s U.S. headquarters, Burundi Program Manager Ida Ntawundora sat down to talk about Burundians Responding Against Violence and Inequality (BRAVI), a project that aims to improve efforts to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence. Read her interview.


Diary of a Family Planning Counselor: Empowering Women and Saving Their Lives

Meet Tigist Terefe, who sees family planning as one way to empower women in Ethiopia. By reducing maternal mortality and ensuring that families can afford to educate all of their children, including girls, women’s ability to access economic opportunities will grow. Read her story.


In Their Own Words: Stories from Garment Factory Workers in Bangladesh

Fatema Begum has worked at the Versatile Apparel garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, for many years. In addition to her regular duties, she now has a special role: She is a peer educator teaching other garment workers about family planning. It is part of a pioneering program from EngenderHealth to provide family planning services onsite at garment factories. Read her story.


Julia Ramadhani: Sharing Her Story to Save Others’ Lives

Julia, a resident of Mwanza, Tanzania, said, “I was almost dying, were it not for the postabortion care services at Sekou Toure. With this family planning method, I now know that I am safe from unwanted pregnancies.” Having benefited from the advantages of planning, she is now a strong advocate for choice and empowerment. Read her story.


Police Officer Daisylou Oñes: A Spark for Positive Change

Meet Daisylou Oñes, who believes that family planning has made a big difference in her life and in the lives of those she cares for. “I grew up in a family of 11 children. My husband has eight siblings. Although our parents tried hard, they had to prioritize our needs… I do not want my children to experience the adversities that we endured. That’s why we opted for family planning.” Read her story.


Sarah: A Young Woman Gives Back to Help Others

Sarah Weaver was only 19 when she realized that she was pregnant. She remembered, “I didn’t know about the options that I had—whether it was birth control before I got pregnant or clinic-based services afterwards to make sure that I stay healthy.” Life came back full circle for Sarah when she became a peer educator for the Re:MIX program with EngenderHealth in Austin, Texas. Read her story.

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