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Our Work

It's #EqualPayDay! At EngenderHealth, we’re working not only to close the pay gap, but also to ensure pay equity. We’ve developed a robust gender, equity, diversity, and inclusion (GEDI) policy that guides our work. Learn more in our new blog ➡️ http://bit.ly/EH-EqualPay

USAID invests in high-impact interventions that expand access to life-saving maternal & newborn health care and ensure #MomAndBaby receive respectful and nurturing care they need and deserve http://ow.ly/RI2550Gativ

Quality of care is essential for #patientsafety

⛔️ Poor quality care accounts for 61% of newborn & 50% of maternal deaths. Learn how our work with @USAID_MOMENTUM Safe Surgery aims to improve maternal health care quality ➡️ http://ow.ly/vdHl50GboAQ
#WorldPatientSafetyDay

This #WorldPatientSafetyDay, we urge the global community to remember that increasing access to maternal health services must never compromise quality, safety, or #respectfulcare.

Read more in our new blog with @USAID_MOMENTUM ➡️http://ow.ly/lL1150GboiS

Do you know what obstetric #fistula is?

Very few people know about this devastating childbirth injury affecting hundreds of thousands of women and girls every year.

Learn more and see what @UNFPA is doing to #ENDFistula: http://unf.pa/fst

#GlobalGoals

Reproductive rights are economic rights.
http://ow.ly/H1p850GazRG

Bientôt 1 an que @EngenderHealth a lancé la campagne #TouchepasàmaSoeur afin de dire non aux #VBG en #CIV225. Nous voyons de plus en plus de personnes dénoncer ces actes et nous pouvons qu'en être plus fiers.
#TrustTheProcess https://twitter.com/nenef/status/1438228653209423878

@UNFPA @UnfpaCI @UNFPA_WCARO merci de rejoindre @EngenderHealth dans cette campagne contre les violences faites aux filles @LayebiYeo good job on the hashtag ensemble disons tous #Touchepasamasoeur https://twitter.com/EngenderHealth/status/1334920407623798785

Our Rights-Based Approach for Enhancing SRHR in #Ethiopia program works with those responsible for creating and providing health and education services to strengthen the enabling environment for young people to exercise their #SRHR. Learn how ➡️ http://bit.ly/3E3JE1y

Our team will be taking part in the @TzHealthSummit October 11-13. We hope you can join us!

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Fistula Care Plus

EngenderHealth implements the Fistula Care Plus project, the largest US government-funded effort to date to focus on treatment and prevention of fistula. With support from the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Fistula Care Plus conducts a full range of efforts to restore the dignity of women suffering from fistula and to address the causes of obstetric fistula so that new cases may be prevented.

Doctor speaks with a fistula patient at the hospital.

Dr. Angela Namala speaks with a fistula patient during her rounds at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital.Photo: ©Frank Baguma

Fistula Care Plus collaborates with a host of international and national partners. Key global partners include the Population Council, Dimagi, Direct Relief International, the Fistula Foundation, the Maternal Health Task Force, and The Association for the Rehabilitation and Re-orientation of Women for Development (TERREWODE).

The objectives of the Fistula Care Plus project are to achieve:

  • A strengthened enabling environment to institutionalize fistula prevention, treatment, and reintegration in the public and private sectors.
  • Enhance community understanding and practices to prevent fistula, improve access to fistula treatment, reduce stigma, and support the reintegration of women and girls with fistula.
  • Reduce transportation, communications, and financial barriers to accessing preventive care, detection, treatment, and reintegration support.
  • Strengthen provider and health facility capacity to provide and sustain quality services for fistula prevention, detection, and treatment.
  • Strengthen evidence base for approaches to improve fistula care and scaled-up application of standard monitoring and evaluation indicators for prevention and treatment.

Fistula Care Plus builds on, enhances, and expands the work undertaken by the previous Fistula Care project (2007-2013). Through Fistula Care, EngenderHealth worked alongside its partners and local and national governments to support more than 26,000 fistula repair surgeries in 14 countries and trained 22,000 surgeons, nurses, and community health workers to prevent and treat fistula. The project also helped support policy changes that tackled root causes of fistula, including lack of access to family planning and poor access to emergency obstetric care.

UDSAID, Fistula Care Plus project, and EngenderHealth

Success Stories 

Press 1 for Yes, 2 for No: How digital health platforms connect women to maternal health services 

Fistula Care Plus in Uganda: Success Stories 

Five Years of Fistula Care Plus: Looking Back at Key Achievements and the Way Forward to End Fistula 

As Free as a Bird 

Reports 

The Landscape of Cesarean Section in Sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia 

Cesarean Section Safety and Quality in Low-Resource Settings: Report of a Technical Consultation 

Cesarean Section Technical Consultation

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