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COVID-19: How We’re Responding

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Advancing #genderequality requires ending violence against women & girls. That’s why we’ve supported the development of #GBV response guidelines in multiple countries & built the capacity of providers to provide high-quality GBV care. (1/2)

Building health worker capacity is critical for improving access to sexual and #reprohealth services, including fistula prevention and treatment.

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EngenderHealth's Adolescent Girl Champions intervention is significant because it is an innovative, scalable model that builds on and collaborates with existing public health infrastructure, while empowering adolescent girls.

-@ZoyaAliRizvi, Deputy Commissioner @MoHFW_INDIA

It's not just about young people as beneficiaries of programs. We must frame youth as leaders, informants, and change-makers in programs aimed to improve their health, says Anand Sinha, @PackardFdn India Country Representative.

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Health disparities for girls are prominent at all ages & levels of society–for newborns, youth, and adults. We must come together and talk about this issue as one society, says Roopa, an Adolescent Girl Champion in our @UNICEFIndia-supported initiative.

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The three adolescent girls speaking about their experience supporting families and their community are a wonderful example of the enormous power of young people! #LetGirlsLead https://twitter.com/engenderhealth/status/1367439637527072769

“I am a girl, and I am getting the opportunity to save another girl.”

Muskaan, an Adolescent Girl Champion in our @UNICEFIndia-supported initiative, explains why she chose to participate in the program during the "She Helps Her Thrive" event.

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Investing in adolescent girls as champions of health in their communities yields triple benefits, improving:

➡️Health of children
➡️Adult health trajectories
➡️Health of the next generation

Says Luigi D’Aquino, @UNICEFIndia Chief of Health, at our She Helps Her Thrive webinar.

“Adolescent girls have a real potential to be change agents in their communities,” says Dr. Ajay Khera, India Country Representative

With support from @UNICEF, EngenderHealth engaged adolescent girls as champions of newborn girl care in India. Learn more: http://bit.ly/AGCs-Resources

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COVID-19: Solutions and Contributions

Throughout the COVID-19 response and recovery, EngenderHealth will work to ensure sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) priorities are not set back by the crisis. Below are just a few of the ways we are addressing these critical needs through integrated interventions that are responsive to the unique challenges posed by the pandemic. The steps we are taking encompass efforts to reach, engage, and support health systems, communities, families, couples, and individuals, including young people.

Support to public health systems:

  • Supporting national authorities in addressing supply chain issues for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services and advocating for these services to continue and be deemed essential
  • Encouraging governments to support SRHR self-care interventions, such as self-injectable contraceptives, emergency contraception, and self-managed abortion
  • Developing and sharing guidelines and materials with policymakers and health and social workers that prioritize services and care for survivors of gender-based violence (GBV)

Support to communities:

  • Working with a wide variety of partners and in diverse communities to disseminate key messages on COVID and SRHR
  • Supporting community health workers’ ability to provide clients with SRH information and services and helping to ensure that relevant commodities remain in stock
  • Addressing the elevated incidence of GBV by developing and sharing guidelines that ensure survivors can access needed care and services

Support to individuals:

  • Developing and implementing communications plans, in coordination with national authorities and development partners, to address individuals’ SRHR needs
  • Disseminating information in local languages on SRHR self-care options as well as guidance and resources for mental health care
  • Donating menstrual hygiene supplies for distribution to women and girls in COVID quarantine centers

 

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