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Aujourd'hui 24 novembre, veille de la commémoration des #16jours , marque la fin de l'atelier de formation des médias et blogueurs sur les #VBG. Nous tenons à remercier tous nos partenaires qui ont rendu cela possible.
@MinistereEnfant @UnfpaCI @ACF_CI @EngenderHealth @CACi225

It’s Intl Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women & day 1 of #16Days of Action Against GBV. We’re working to #EndGBV by transforming harmful gender norms, supporting survivor-centered services & improving multi-sectoral prevention & response @UN_Women #OrangeTheWorld

(1/3) 10 EngenderHealth staff took part in @wizara_afyatz's National Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) Scientific Conference in Dar es Salaam last week. #RMNCAH

EngenderHealth was honored to share information on our work with former President of #Tanzania H.E. @jmkikwete & @mohznz Minister of Health for Zanzibar H.E. Ahmed Nassor Mazrui, who visited our booth during @wizara_afyatz’s #RMNCAH Scientific Conference in Dar es Salaam. #SRHR

During the RMNCAH+N Scientific Conference in Dar es Salaam, EngenderHealth Country Rep. for Tanzania @MasakoPrudence moderated a plenary session, supported by @MkapaFoundation, which focused on strategic HRH investment to improve maternal & newborn health outcomes. #RMNCAH

(1/2) Coming up from 1-2:30pm PET/EST, 4 EngenderHealth @IAAHglobal 2021 World Congress poster presentations! #iaah2021 #IAAH2021Congress http://ow.ly/XQAW50GQsc1

📣 Coming up from 1-3pm PET/EST, our 2nd @IAAHglobal 2021 World Congress poster presentation on supporting youth to improve adolescent & youth sexual & reproductive health & rights across West & Central Africa. Check it out! #iaah2021 #IAAH2021Congress http://ow.ly/XQAW50GQsc1

It's #WorldChildrensDay. Every child deserves the chance to live a healthy life. Supported by @UNICEFIndia, we trained Adolescent Girl Champions to promote healthy newborn care practices to improve newborn girl survival in Bihar, India. Learn more ➡️ http://ow.ly/KYBO50GSzSs

📣 Starting at 6pm PET/EST, our 1st @IAAHglobal 2021 World Congress on Adolescent Health poster presentation on understanding sexual & reproductive health knowledge, attitudes & practices among adolescents in Bihar, India 🇮🇳. #iaah2021 #IAAH2021Congress
http://ow.ly/XQAW50GQsc1

@POuagaPF Engagement renouvelé. Bravo au #Mali pour ce pas en avant @EngenderHealth

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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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