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Safe abortion is essential healthcare. That's it. That's the tweet.

#MakeUnsafeAbortionHistory #AbortionisHealthcare #28Sept

On #InternationalSafeAbortionDay, we reaffirm that #abortionishealthcare. In Côte d'Ivoire we amplified the voices of women & girls to advocate for reproductive health & rights, including the right to #safeabortion.
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📣Safe abortion is essential healthcare 📣

Texas' new abortion restrictions may increase the state's maternal mortality rate up to 15% overall & up to 33% for Black women.

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#MakeUnsafeAbortionHistory #AbortionisHealthcare

We're proud to work with #familyplanning ambassadors like Theresia Mgulu as well as @USAIDTanzania and @EGPAF to help increase access to high-quality, integrated health services for women in #Tanzania. #WCD2021

In India, about 61% of #postpartum women have an unmet need for family planning. Our EAISI project partnered with the Indian Government to expand access to postpartum #familyplanning by strengthening #IUD services. #WDC2021
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Access to postpartum #FamilyPlanning is crucial for ensuring the health, rights, and well-being of #MomAndBaby. @USAID_MOMENTUM strengthens linkages between maternal health & family planning services to allow individuals to safely space births: https://usaidmomentum.org/world-contraception-day-2021/ #WCD2021

We’re honored to pass the IBP Partnership “drum” to @fhi360 as the new @ibp_network chair! We look forward to collaborating w/ you & the entire network to improve #familyplanning & #SRHR programming and services worldwide. @TraciLBaird @DrONChabikuli @nanditathatte @AddicoG

"I feel strongly that these issues of access, voice & equality that we promote within our programs must also be embedded in our operating structures & I have been really proud that EngenderHealth has been able to stand with @ibp_network during this journey."- @TraciLBaird #SRHR

“We so value the IBP network members for our common commitment to identifying & sharing effective practices, so we can achieve our collective, ambitious & critical goals on sexual & reproductive health,” CEO @TraciLBaird reflects our term as @ibp_network chair #partnersmeeting.

During the @ibp_network Partners Meeting @aguilera_ana91 shared how we use our Gender, Youth & Social Inclusion (GYSI) Analysis Framework & Toolkit and GYSI Staff Training Manual to create more #equitable & #inclusive programs. Learn more ➡️ http://ow.ly/qlNc50GflmK

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Greater Hope in the Fight to End Fistula

Kadiatou Diallo is a mother of two living in Kissidougou, Guinea. In between the births of her eldest child and her youngest, Kadiatou endured a heartbreaking delivery of a stillborn baby.

Kadiatou had suffered from obstetric fistula, an often life-threatening, but largely preventable condition. It is all too common in the developing world, affecting an estimated more than 2 million girls and women today. For women with fistula, the consequences can be devastating. The baby usually dies during labor, and the mother is left with chronic incontinence, often leading to isolation from family and community life, and neglect or abandonment by male partners. Without surgical repair, a woman’s prospects for work or family support are greatly diminished, and she is often left to rely on charity.

Fortunately, in up to 90% of cases, fistula can be surgically repaired. Through the Fistula Care Plus project, EngenderHealth works to restore health to women with fistula and prevent other women from developing the condition. Today, we have become the number one provider of fistula care in the developing world.

And the impact is truly transformative for women like Kadiatou: “I experienced this painful situation for seven months, until one day my neighbor told me that she learned that my illness could be treated without paying anything. I came out healed,” says Kadiatou. “I thank all those near or far, who have helped to positively change my life. I encourage other women suffering from the same illness to go for treatment… and especially not to lose hope.” Kadiatou has since had another baby, who is healthy, happy, and thriving.

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